Top 10 travel mobile apps in China were Ctrip, Qunar, CY, Didi Travel, Tuniu, Kuaidi Travel, eLong, Airplane Butler, High-speed Rail Butler and Lvmama in 2015 according to www.ctcnn.com. More Chinese travelers are active on the mobile end than PC.
Moretravel products have been developed in China in 2015 including self-driving trips, budget travel, backpack travel and others according to Qunar.
Ctrip and Qunar maintained rapid growth in terms of monthly downloads in 2015. Users on mobile end increased by 400% YoY in Q3 2015. Orders on the mobile end accounted for over 60% of overall travel product orders on Double 11 shopping festival.
Qunar gained 975.5 million yuan (US$149.52 million) from the mobile app in Q3 2015 which accounted for 73.6% of overall revenues with an increase of 33.2 percentage points compared with 40.4% in Q3 2014.
Ctrip acquired Qunar in early 2015 and the two apps exceeded about 1.5 billion new downloads in 2015. Didi merged with Kuaidi in 2014 and promoted online travel services in the following year. Didi Travel app gained over 300 million new downloads in 2015.
The total number of orders from the mobile app of Tuniu accounted for more than 70% of the overall 1,668,325 trips in Q3 2015. CY had over 100 million yuan (US$56.31 million) generated on Double 11 and over 90% came from the mobile end. Lvmama accumulated about 200 million new downloads and became the tenth largest travel app in China in 2015.
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