Qunar is at least 10 years behind us.” said Fan Ming, co-founder and CEO of Ctrip, the first time the leading Chinese OTA (online travel agency) responded to Qunar’s recent PR efforts claiming the traffic of Qunar is now 3 times that of Ctrip.

A latest report by Hitwise ranked Qunar as the No.1 Chinese online travel site with a percentage of visits of over 42% in this November, while Ctrip came in third with a market share of about 15%.

Fan Ming’s argument is that the two actually fall under different categories. He rebutted that “you(Qunar) are not even in the OTA sector, how come you top the Chinese OTA market? Are you kidding us saying you already surpassed Ctrip? Why saying so? Because you’re at least 10 years behind us.”

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Ben Jiang

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