Luopan Pioneers the World’s First 2-Way Direct Connection with China’s leading OTA, Qunar-Quhuhu.

BEIJING, China – March 1, 2016 – Luopan, one of Asia’s leader in cloud-based PMS and F&B software, has announced today a strategic partnership with Qunar (through Qunar’s subsidiary Quhuhu) to secure a world first critical connection with hotels looking to access China’s explosive OTA industry. The new 2-Way Direct connection between Luopan’s PMS and Qunar allows hotels to distribute their rooms to one of China’s largest and fastest growing OTAs.

China’s hospitality industry is booming and China’s OTA market recorded RMB87.5 billion (USD13.7 billion) in transactions during the first quarter of 2015 a quarter on quarter increase of 11.7% and an year on year increase of 29.2% [1].

“We’re extremely pleased with our connection with Luopan, a company that is respected as one of the leaders in Asia’s hospitality space”. Said Kou Jian, Qunar-Quhuhu’s Director.

“This integration allows all of Luopan’s customers to have direct access Qunar’s platform which opens a enormous channel for additional bookings and revenue. This direct connection also reduces management overhead by enabling automatic reservation downloads and inventory allocation syncing with Luopan’s PMS.”

With the market consolidation seen in 2016 of Ctrip, Qunar, and Elong, it is more important than ever for hoteliers to place their inventory on one of these mega China OTAs.

“Luopan PMS powers more than 2,500 hotels in Asia” says Michael Li, Luopan’s Director. “This world first direct connection with Qunar is exciting because it allows our hotels to easily generate new bookings from Qunar’s massive customer base.”

Luopan was founded in 2006 and is Asia’s largest provider of cloud-based hotel software solutions. Luopan has 6 primary lines of business including hotels, restaurants, hospitality web services, hospitality mobile services, and IOT hardware. Luopan is widely regarded as one of the most respected and innovative companies in China. For more information, please go to www.luopan.com.

Qunar was founded in 2005 and operates an online travel commerce platform. The company through its platform provides a range of travel products comprising flight tickets, hotels, vacation packages, and attraction tickets, as well as display advertising, train tickets, car services, smart lodging, and other services. Quhuhu is Qunar’s wholly owned subsidiary that handles interfaces with 3rd parties.

[1] “China’s OTAs net 14 billion in transaction in Q1 2015” 4 April 2015, China Travel News