Qunar’s mobile app exceeded 8 million MAUs in August 2014 in China according to EnfoDesk, remaining the most popular mobile online travel app, followed by that of Ctrip, LY, eLong, Daodao and Taobao Trip.
China’s traveling industry is booming these years. With various choices of travel companies, Chinese people are more enthusiastic about traveling ever than before. Among all online travel companies in China, Qunar.com, Ctrip, eLong and LY.com are the most popular ones by total number of reached users nowadays.
During the second quarter of 2014, approximately 80% of Ctrip’s total transactions were booked online or through mobile channels according to its official announced unaudited financial results.
There are often distinct differences for almost everything between China and the rest of Asia and Oceania and there’s no exception for luxury travel industry. Here are some insights Brand Karma study revealed.
China online travel OTA market transactions reached RMB61.41 billion (US$9.94 billion) with a YoY growth rate of 17.1%; total revenue reached RMB 3.24 billion (US$520 million), a YoY increase of 19%.
On Android platforms alone, Qunar Travel apps had reached 105.716 million times by this May being the first travel app exceeding 100 million downloads according to Jinlv Consulting, a research and consultancy firm for travel industry. Qunar mobile client ranked the best travel booking app by total number of monthly active users (5.077 million), according […]
According to Ctrip official data, as of early June, Ctrip mobile application has been downloaded more than 160 million, with more than 80 million subscribers activated.
Early in the morning on April 10, 2014, Elong’s staff received an email from CEO announcing the strategic cooperation with 17u.
China MIIT (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology) published its C-BPI report on March 30, 2014. The C-BPI report covered 178 industries and 8,500 mainstream brands.
On April 10 2014, news from insiders showed that Baidu’s acquisition of Ctrip was going to finish. Once the acquisition is done, Ctrip will be merged with Qunar. Baidu invested USD 306 million in Qunar in June 2011, and became the largest shareholder.
The price war of ticket and hotel booking is eroding the profit of OTAs (online travel agents) in China. The growing outbound travel market has become their new battlefield. According to National Business Daily, American hotel booking website Hotels.com announced a new Chinese website name called “Hao Ding Wang” on March 5 in 2014, focusing on […]
As the report published by Ctrip showed, China tourists had strong willingness to travel in 2014. Over 99% of respondents would go traveling, and about half (51%) of them planned to travel 3 times and more. More tourists wished to travel more than once, compared with last year.
According to report released by CTCNN, overall transaction of China vacation travel market reached 317.43 billion Yuan (USD 51.7 billion) in 2013. Vacation travel transaction through online channel was 29.3 billion Yuan(USD 4.8 billion), accounting for 9.2%.
According to iResearch, China Online Travel transaction hit 220.46 billion yuan (USD 33 billion), with a 29.0% YoY growth. The revenue of China OTA (Online Travel Agency) market reached 11.76 billion yuan (USD 1.9 billion), up 26.2% compared with last year.
This is the part 3 of a series of posts that gives you insights on China LBS travel market users behaviors. Part 1, Part 2. Travelers who used mobile map apps showed a relatively high demand for POI information. 69.8% of them demanded for detailed shops information in the neighbourhood, 53.5% asked for shops coupons […]