On 12 Dec 2014, Qunar launched its overseas sub-brand: Qua; and this English website domain is qua.com which provides international air-tickets booking service for English users.
The volume of international air-tickets booking is increasing steadily on Qunar.com. However, the Chinese version only caused many trouble for English users overseas to book tickets online. Now, when clicking on the channel for English users on Qunar.com, the English users will land on qua.com to finish tickets booking.
“New sub-brand of Qunar is one step for marching into international market.” said Yang Wei, the executive vice president of Qunar.
Besides, Qunar has already provided payment method with Paypal for overseas users and set their oversea mobile phone numbers as contact numbers.
On Android platforms alone, Qunar Travel apps had reached 105.716 million times by May 2014, being the first travel app exceeding 100 million downloads. Qunar travel guide app was one of the top travel guide mobile apps in China in September 2014.
Qunar’s mobile revenues for the third quarter of 2014 were RMB202.7 million (US$33.0 million), an increase of 445.1% year-on-year, representing 40.4% of total revenues.