Qunar is counting on its expanding scale, top-line growth, plus it believes it is going to manage operating expense management diligently. Importantly, in Q3, the size of Qunar.com’s hotel direct business surpassed that of its platform business for the first time. The hotel business has evolved from meta-search to a much more direct model in less than a year. On the flip side, a section of the industry also highlighted that part of this share shift is also due to Ctrip’s drop off its listing from Qunar in Q3, which has pushed Qunar to push more direct business to customers. Given most of China’s hundreds of thousands of hotels are independent and previously offline, this is Qunar’s answer to bridging the needs between the hotels and the Chinese consumers. Get the full story at China Travel News