Milestones

December 2011

Qunar’s mobile application was named as the best Chinese original travel app of 2011 by Apple China.

November 2011

Qunar gained the most traffic share of 42% among Chinese travel websites, according to Experian Hitwise’s monthly user traffic report.

June 2011

Qunar and Baidu announced a definitive agreement under which Baidu has committed to make a US$306 Million investment in Qunar and become the majority shareholder of Qunar. The investment is the largest in Baidu’s history and the largest in Chinese online travel industry. Qunar continues to operate independently.

May 2011

Qunar established strategic partnership with China Tourism Academy.

August 2010

Qunar became the world’s largest Chinese-language hotel review platform with more than 1 million user generated hotel reviews.

July 2010

Qunar was honored by AlwaysOn as one of the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners, the only travel website to win this award.

April 2010

Qunar is among the top 10 most popular travel websites and the only private company on the list, according to Google DoubleClick Ad Planner.

November 2009

Qunar received third round financing of million from GGV Capital as lead investor and co-investors Mayfield Fund, GSR Ventures, Tenaya Capital.

October 2009

According to iResearch, Qunar.com ranked the top with the most quarterly visits of flight ticket business among all the travel websites.

January 2009

With high quality users and extensive user base, Qunar was rated as China’s No.1 travel media and No.3 in Asia Pacific region by ComScore.

September 2007

Qunar completed second round financing from Mayfield Fund, GSR Ventures, and Tenaya Capital.

July 2006

Qunar completed first round financing from Mayfield Fund and GSR Ventures.

February 2005

Qunar, the first ever travel search engine in China, was co-founded by Douglas Khoo, Fritz Demopoulos, and CC Zhuang. For the first time, Chinese travelers were able to compare prices and features for flights and hotels online.