Hotel room nights stayed in the second quarter, booked via eLong, increased 44% to 8.3 million room nights compared to 5.8 million in the prior year period according to eLong announced unaudited financial results.
Hotel commission revenue for the second quarter increased 28% to RMB254.1 million (US$41.0 million), compared to RMB198.6 million (US$32.4 million) in the second quarter of 2013.
Net revenues for the second quarter increased 25% to RMB292.4 million (US$47.1 million), compared to RMB234.3 million (US$38.2 million) in the second quarter of 2013. Total revenues for the second quarter increased to RMB312.4 million (US$50.4 million).
Mobile bookings comprised 45% of eLong brand room nights in the second quarter. Cumulative downloads of eLong mobile apps now exceed 80 million.
In the second quarter, our lodging network grew to 120,000 contracted properties in China and nearly 325,000 properties worldwide. Every day our mobile applications provide real savings to our customers with tens of thousands of discounted lodging products, including pre-paid, flash sale, last minute and groupbuy products. With our broad range of accommodations products and attractive discounts, mobile has now become our largest booking channel, surpassing 60,000 transactions on peak days,
said Guangfu Cui, Chief Executive Officer of eLong.
eLong expects net revenues for the third quarter of 2014 to increase by 10% to 20% compared to the third quarter of 2013.