BEIJING, Aug. 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Qunar Cayman Islands Limited (NASDAQ:QUNR) ("Qunar" or the "Company"), today announced that it achieved a single-day record for hotel room nights stayed booked through Qunar, with on average more than 300,000 daily hotel room nights stayed in peak days in the week of July 27th.
The number of room nights booked through Qunar's mobile platform also grew rapidly, accounting for over 85% of the total room nights stayed over the past week. With a daily mobile volume of over 250,000 hotel room nights stayed on peak days and a strong growth trajectory, Qunar is now the largest mobile hotel distribution platform in China in terms of volume of hotel rooms according to Bigdata-research.cn and the Company's own estimates.
"Momentum for hotel booking volume growth has been robust since we started building our direct hotel network in the first quarter of 2014, and we received an additional boost from the offline campaign we launched in the second quarter of this year as we continued to expand our mobile user base," said Chenchao (CC) Zhuang, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Qunar.
"We are delighted to see the strong returns from our investment in building Qunar's own hotel supply chain and further expanding our mobile user base," added Yilu Zhao, Chief Financial Officer of Qunar. "We will continue to execute on our strategy in an aggressive and disciplined manner."
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Qunar is China's leading mobile and online travel platform. With a commitment to building a travel ecosystem serving the entire travel industry value chain, Qunar is evolving the way people travel in a world increasingly enabled by technology. Qunar addresses the needs of Chinese travelers and travel service providers by efficiently matching industry supply and demand through its proprietary technologies. By providing technology infrastructure for travel service providers on mobile and online platforms, Qunar integrates and offers the most comprehensive selection of travel products and the most convenient means to complete desired transactions for Chinese travelers.
Qunar means "where to go" in Mandarin Chinese.
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CONTACT: For investor inquiries, please contact: Xiaolu Zhu Investor Relations Qunar Cayman Islands Limited Tel: +86-10-5764-6223 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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