Qunar, Chinese online travel booking service seems to be growing to a ‘super’ company, even on a par with Ctrip in just a few years. The local magazine The Founder interviewed the team and this was the summary of the report.

Overall, Mr. Zhuang Chenchao, CEO of Qunar was seemingly confident of the future as he once said, Qunar had far surpassed Ctrip in traffic, and we’re on track to to overtake Ctrip in revenue in the coming years.

The first wave of Internet revolution in Chinese tourism industry has nourished Ctrip, but soon the King of OTA was challenged by the up-and-comer metasearch Qunar with two weapons, the metasearch engine with price comparison feature and Software-as-a-Service booking engine aggregating search results gathered from traditional offline SEM agencies. That’s enough to threaten Ctrip. What’s more, Qunar even attracted Baidu’s support via investment and traffic. Qunar claimed to surpass Ctrip by traffic last year.

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Chelsea Dong

She reads, travels, photographs and writes, with interests in chronicling China tech scene and interpreting how technology disrupts the way people live.