“In the second quarter, our lodging network grew to 120,000 contracted properties in China and nearly 325,000 properties worldwide,” said Guangfu Cui, CEO of eLong. “With our broad range of accommodations products and attractive discounts, mobile has now become our largest booking channel, surpassing 60,000 transactions on peak days.” eLong’s air ticketing revenue dipped 1% in the second quarter of 2014, which the company attributed to a “decrease in average ticket price”. The company also saw a 12% year-on-year increase in operating costs in Q2. Looking ahead to Q3, eLong said it expects to see continued growth, with net revenues forecast to increase by 10-20% compared to the third quarter of 2013. Get the full story at Travel Daily Asia and eLong