Like BlackBird Air Inc.

closed 2/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Surf Air, acquired BlackBird Air Inc.

synopsis: Surf Air, the first private air travel club of its kind offering all-you-can-fly service for one monthly fee, has acquired BlackBird Air, a mobile app that allow consumers to explore and book private flights all in one place.
buyer: Surf Air
Surf Air is the first private air travel club of its kind offering all-you-can-fly service for one monthly fee. Flights are available to and from convenient airports along the U.S. West Coast with additional regions and destinations to follow. "
target: BlackBird Air Inc.
BlackBird Air is a mobile app that allow consumers to explore and book private flights all in one place. BlackBird Air provides a marketplace and may act as an agent of air charter broker when facilitating flights.
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announced 4/10/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Vista Global, will acquire JetSmarter

synopsis: Vista Global, a world leader in business flight solutions, announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire JetSmarter, creating the global On Demand digital marketplace. JetSmarter is a mobile marketplace that offers instant pricing and availability for private jets worldwide.
buyer: Vista Global
Vista Global Holding is the world leader in business flight solutions. Dubai-based Vista Global offers asset lite solutions to cover all key aspects of business aviation: guaranteed and On Demand global flight coverage; aircraft leasing and finance; and cutting-edge aviation technology. "
target: JetSmarter
JetSmarter is a mobile marketplace that offers instant pricing and availability for private jets worldwide. The application democratizes the private jet industry by decreasing the entry price for consumers, and helping air carriers' gain more exposure within the market.
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closed 3/11/2020 via PR Newswire

Victor, acquired Victor

synopsis: Led by its founder, Clive Jackson, the management of Victor has acquired the company in a management buyout. Victor is a leading on-demand jet charter platform based in the UK. Victor's global marketplace provides access to over 7,000 private jets worldwide.
buyer: Victor
Victor is a leading on-demand jet charter platform based in the UK. Victor's global marketplace allows members to swiftly check pricing options and aircraft specifics before booking the flights they need. The platform provides access to over 7,000 private jets worldwide. "
target: Victor
Victor is a leading on-demand jet charter platform based in the UK. Victor's global marketplace allows members to swiftly check pricing options and aircraft specifics before booking the flights they need. The platform provides access to over 7,000 private jets worldwide.
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closed 2/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

TransferTravel.com, acquired Jumpflight GmbH

synopsis: TransferTravel.com, the global peer to peer travel marketplace, has purchased JumpFlight.com, the leading second-hand flight portal. With thousands of users each month JumpFlight is the right place to find a potential buyer for a plane ticket.
buyer: TransferTravel.com
TransferTravel.com allows sellers to list all types of unwanted travel plans from flight tickets to hotel reservations to holiday packages. Sellers have the opportunity to receive money back on plans that would otherwise go wasted, while buyers can snap up a last minute deal at a bargain price. "
target: Jumpflight GmbH
JumpFlight is a second-hand flight portal, where users can sell their flights to others. With thousands of users each month JumpFlight is the right place to find a potential buyer for a plane ticket. Just subscribe and post a flight for free.
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announced 3/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

American Express Company, will acquire LoungeBuddy

synopsis: AmericanExpress has acquired LoungeBuddy, a booking app for airport lounges. LoungeBuddy makes it possible for all travellers to find, book, and access airport lounges around the world in seconds. From the casual traveler in economy to the seasoned elite road warrior, LoungeBuddy helps users make the most of their time at the airport.
buyer: American Express Company (AXP:$38,379.00)
The American Express Company, also known as Amex, is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Three World Financial Center in New York City. "
target: LoungeBuddy
LoungeBuddy makes it possible for all travellers to find, book, and access airport lounges around the world in seconds. From the casual traveler in economy to the seasoned elite road warrior, LoungeBuddy helps users make the most of their time at the airport.
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closed 6/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Citybird, SAS, acquired Felix S.A.S.

synopsis: Two start-ups specializing in motorcycle transport, Félix and CityBird, have decided to unite. Felix, based in Paris, is ​​the first platform that connects individuals and businesses instantly or in advance with professional taxi and motorcycle drivers to facilitate urban travel.
buyer: Citybird, SAS
Citybird is the No. 1 Motorcycle Taxi in Paris and in the île de France. Citybird provides the best web and mobile tools to facilitate the management of reservations. "
target: Felix S.A.S.
Felix, based in Paris, is ​​the first platform that connects individuals and businesses instantly or in advance with professional taxi and motorcycle drivers to facilitate urban travel.
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closed 9/14/2018 via Company Press Release

TUI Group, acquired Musement

synopsis: TUI Group, a leading international tourism and hospitality organization, has acquired Musement, one of the leading online platforms for activities, tours, and excursions. The start-up currently offers travellers around 35,00 products in 1,100 cities around the world.
buyer: TUI Group (XTRA:TUI1:$22,479.49)
Based in Germany, TUI Group is a leading international tourism and hospitality organization that offers a range of tours, flights, cruises, and more. Their broad portfolio consists of strong tour operators and many incoming agencies in major holiday destinations around the globe. "
target: Musement
Based in Italy, Musement helps you get the best from destinations by providing a great choice of local tours and attractions. Musement is the online travel companion that allows you to book tickets for activities and attractions around the world.
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closed 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

PARISCityVISION, acquired Meetrip and Cariboo

synopsis: PARISCityVISION continues its diversification by relying on digital companies. PARISCityVISION announces the acquisition of Meetrip and Cariboo, French platforms for connecting with professional guides and local amateur guides.
buyer: PARISCityVISION
PARISCityVISION is the leader of tours & activities in Paris and France. Member of the Gray Line network, they offer more than 200 excursions to many destinations including Paris, Versailles, Giverny, Mont Saint Michel, the Loire Valley and much more. "
target: Meetrip and Cariboo
Created in 2014 by Ralph Guyot-Jeannin, Paris-based Meetrip is a booking platform for certified speaker guides and guided tours. In 2016, Meetrip offers Cariboo's innovative collaborative platform that connects tourists with passionate locals to help them discover their city.
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closed 11/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

Talpa, acquired Emesa BV

synopsis: Talpa Networks has acquired Emesa, the parent company of VakantieVeilingen, ActievandeDag, TicketScout and VavaBid. Emesa is an international e-commerce player in the leisure, retail and travel sector, based in The Netherlands.
buyer parent: ITV plc
buyer: Talpa
Talpa Media comprises Talpa Netherlands and Talpa Global. Talpa Netherlands consists of Talpa Content, the in-house creative development unit, and Talpa Productions, the group's TV production unit. Talpa Global is dedicated to the worldwide licensing of Talpa Content's formats and finished series. "
target parent: Dasym Investment Strategies B.V.
target: Emesa BV
Emesa is an international e-commerce player in the leisure, retail and travel sector with the brands VakantieVeilingen, ActievandeDag, TicketScout and the international brand VavaBid. Emesa profiles itself as a provider of new sales channels for brands from the leisure, retail and travel world.
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closed 9/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

Airbnb, acquired Trip4real

synopsis: Airbnb has acquired Trip4Real, an activity-booking company. Based in Barcelona,Trip4Real lets people book activities in over 70 European cities (though most of those cities are in Spain), and is planning to expand into Latin America. Its website says it has around 10,000 users globally.
buyer: Airbnb
Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone. "
target: Trip4real
Experience Europe like a local. Trip4real allows users to tour cities with people who actually live and breathe the city they are visiting. Book tours and activities hosted by local insiders across Europe and experience a place like they live there.
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closed 6/23/2016 via PR Web

Fareportal, acquired Tripcombi

synopsis: Fareportal, a global leader in travel technology, announced that it has acquired Tripcombi, an online flight metasearch platform that can save consumers up to 80% in airfares compared to competitors by leveraging its proprietary technology to find unique flight combinations.
buyer: Fareportal
Fareportal is a tech company founded in 2002 that makes booking travel easy by powering leading travel agencies CheapOair and OneTravel. "
target: Tripcombi
Tripcombi, formerly known as tripdelta, is an online flight metasearch platform that can save consumers up to 80% in airfares compared to competitors by leveraging its proprietary technology to find unique flight combinations.
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closed 10/7/2015 via Company Press Release

Travelport, acquired TraviAustria GmbH

synopsis: Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform, has announced the acquisition and vertical integration of its distributor in Austria, TraviAustria. TraviAustria operates and develops one of the largest booking platforms in the Central European region.
buyer: Travelport (TVPT:$2,182.00)
Travelport is a leading Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the global travel and tourism industry. Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform enables travel providers, travel agencies, corporations and developers to connect. "
target: TraviAustria GmbH
TraviAustria operates and develops one of the largest booking platforms in the Central European region. The "Central European Touristic Solutions" platform - CETS - currently provides 2.500 travel agencies in 12 different countries with direct access to the products of 140 service providers.
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closed 4/24/2013 via Company Press Release

GetYourGuide Inc., acquired Gidsy

synopsis: GetYourGuide has announced that Gidsy, a peer-to-peer platform for discovering local experiences and things to do, is now part of GetYourGuide. Gidsy, which connects people in real life through unique experiences, has built a huge online and offline community of individuals organizing and booking activities in over 140 cities and 40 countries.
buyer: GetYourGuide Inc.
GetYourGuide is a booking website for tours & activities. From sightseeing by bus to shark diving, it gives users the full spectrum of things to do for their next vacation or weekend adventure. "
target: Gidsy
Gidsy operates a website where people can offer and book tours, activities, workshops, local events, and other fun things to do.
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closed 4/9/2013 via PR Newswire

Smarter Travel Media LLC, acquired Jetsetter

synopsis: TripAdvisor®, Inc. announced it has acquired Jetsetter.com, a leading members-only private sale site for hotel bookings. The Jetsetter brand will continue to operate out of New York City and will be incorporated into Smarter Travel Media.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Smarter Travel Media LLC
Smarter Travel Media is a free online consumer community dedicated to helping people save time and money. Featuring weekly e-mail newsletters detailing last-minute Internet deals and the latest travel promotions, Smarter Travel also posts the latest fare sales, travel deals, and promotions daily. "
target parent: Gilt Groupe
target: Jetsetter
Jetsetter is a members-only travel site that provides firsthand expert knowledge, insider access, & exclusive pricing to luxury travelers. Each trip featured has been hand-selected by a team of curators & personally reviewed by a Jetsetter correspondent to assure that it meets member expectations.
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closed 6/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Cudo Pty Limited, acquired Getaway Lounge

synopsis: Cudo, an Australian deal site, has purchased Getaway Lounge travel business. Getaway Lounge is best known for offering travel experiences on the popular television program Getaway.
buyer: Cudo Pty Limited
Cudo is an Australian website that offers daily deals and discounts on restaurants and bars, hotels, spas, salons, theatre tickets, tours and much more. "
target: Getaway Lounge
Getaway Lounge offers discounted travel deals online. Every week, they offer their members a handful of new travel experiences.
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closed 3/28/2011 via BNC Analysis

Oakley Capital Limited, acquired Emesa BV

synopsis: Oakley Capital Investments Limited has acquired a significant majority stake in Emesa B.V., a leading e-commerce company active in the Dutch online leisure market, through Oakley Capital Private Equity L.P. Oakley said it believed Emesa was well-positioned to achieve further growth in the Netherlands and expand into other European markets.
buyer: Oakley Capital Limited (AIM:OCI:$104.81)
Oakley Capital Limited is an asset management and financial advisory business with over $1 billion of assets under management. It is focused on understanding investors’ interests and requirements, while retaining the flexibility to move quickly and decisively in response to their needs. "
target: Emesa BV
Emesa B.V. is a leading online consumer auction platform in the European leisure industry. The e-commerce company enables online consumers to locate and book leisure deals such as short holidays, weekend breaks, spa and beauty treatments, event tickets and restaurant visits.
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closed 4/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lonely Planet, acquired Trill Travel

synopsis: Lonely Planet, a publisher of travel guidebooks, city guides, and maps, has acquired TRILL Travel, an artificial intelligence-driven travel marketplace that turns Instagram posts into bookable experiences. TRILL allows users to search and book for trending destinations that are powered by user generated content.
buyer parent: NC2 Media
buyer: Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet publishes guidebooks, digital books, city guides, and maps that provide travel details to travelers. It also offers travel tips; language guidance books that contain keywords, basic grammar, and phrases in local languages; and health and safety advice. "
target: Trill Travel
TRILL is a travel booking platform that turns Instagram posts into bookable experiences. TRILL allows users to search and book for trending destinations that are powered by user generated content. The platform rewards their tastemakers with commission based on bookings generated from their content.
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closed 2/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

Comuto, acquired Podorozhniki

synopsis: Comuto, the operator of French carpooling site Blablacar.com, has acquired Ukraine-based Podorozhniki. Podorozhniki is a Ukrainian carpooling site that offers an online tool for optimizing the use of personal and public transport, reducing travel costs and traffic load on the roads.
buyer: Comuto
Comuto S.A.S. operates BlablaCar.com, a marketplace for carpooling in Europe. It connects drivers with people looking for a ride. "
target: Podorozhniki
Founded in 2010, Podorozhniki is a Ukrainian carpooling site headquartered in Kiev. Podorozhniki reported 30,000 registered users in 2013.
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closed 4/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

BlaBlaCar, acquired Less SAS

synopsis: French ride-sharing giant BlaBlaCar has acquired Less, a Paris-headquartered carpooling app. Less was founded in 2016 by Jean-Baptiste Rudelle and is an on-demand peer-to-peer ridesharing app available in Paris and Greater Paris.
buyer: BlaBlaCar
Paris-based BlaBlaCar is the world leading long-distance carpooling platform. It’s a trusted community marketplace that connects car drivers with empty seats to passengers looking for a ride, over average distances of 300km. "
target: Less SAS
Less is a Paris-headquartered carpooling app. Less was founded in 2016 by Jean-Baptiste Rudelle and is an on-demand peer-to-peer ridesharing app available in Paris and Greater Paris.
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closed 2/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Triple Global AB, acquired Local Guddy, Inc.

synopsis: Triple, a digital marketplace that connects travelers with local hosts for activities and experiences, has acquired competitor Local Guddy. Local Guddy is a P2P travel marketplace platform which connects locals and travelers all around the world.
buyer: Triple Global AB
Travelers use Triple to connect with local hosts to discover unique activities that give them an authentic experience. The company operates in Stockholm, London, Barcelona and Paris. "
target: Local Guddy, Inc.
Local Guddy is a P2P travel marketplace platform which connects locals and travelers all around the world. This is the unique way of travelling. It allows locals to list their tours, make extra money and friendships by showing their cities to travelers.
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closed 2/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Surf Air, acquired BlackBird Air Inc.

synopsis: Surf Air, the first private air travel club of its kind offering all-you-can-fly service for one monthly fee, has acquired BlackBird Air, a mobile app that allow consumers to explore and book private flights all in one place.
buyer: Surf Air
Surf Air is the first private air travel club of its kind offering all-you-can-fly service for one monthly fee. Flights are available to and from convenient airports along the U.S. West Coast with additional regions and destinations to follow. "
target: BlackBird Air Inc.
BlackBird Air is a mobile app that allow consumers to explore and book private flights all in one place. BlackBird Air provides a marketplace and may act as an agent of air charter broker when facilitating flights.
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closed 2/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Surf Air, acquired BlackBird Air Inc.

synopsis: Surf Air, the first private air travel club of its kind offering all-you-can-fly service for one monthly fee, has acquired BlackBird Air, a mobile app that allow consumers to explore and book private flights all in one place.
buyer: Surf Air
Surf Air is the first private air travel club of its kind offering all-you-can-fly service for one monthly fee. Flights are available to and from convenient airports along the U.S. West Coast with additional regions and destinations to follow. "
target: BlackBird Air Inc.
BlackBird Air is a mobile app that allow consumers to explore and book private flights all in one place. BlackBird Air provides a marketplace and may act as an agent of air charter broker when facilitating flights.
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closed 2/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Surf Air, acquired BlackBird Air Inc.

synopsis: Surf Air, the first private air travel club of its kind offering all-you-can-fly service for one monthly fee, has acquired BlackBird Air, a mobile app that allow consumers to explore and book private flights all in one place.
buyer: Surf Air
Surf Air is the first private air travel club of its kind offering all-you-can-fly service for one monthly fee. Flights are available to and from convenient airports along the U.S. West Coast with additional regions and destinations to follow. "
target: BlackBird Air Inc.
BlackBird Air is a mobile app that allow consumers to explore and book private flights all in one place. BlackBird Air provides a marketplace and may act as an agent of air charter broker when facilitating flights.
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announced 4/10/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Vista Global, will acquire JetSmarter

synopsis: Vista Global, a world leader in business flight solutions, announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire JetSmarter, creating the global On Demand digital marketplace. JetSmarter is a mobile marketplace that offers instant pricing and availability for private jets worldwide.
buyer: Vista Global
Vista Global Holding is the world leader in business flight solutions. Dubai-based Vista Global offers asset lite solutions to cover all key aspects of business aviation: guaranteed and On Demand global flight coverage; aircraft leasing and finance; and cutting-edge aviation technology. "
target: JetSmarter
JetSmarter is a mobile marketplace that offers instant pricing and availability for private jets worldwide. The application democratizes the private jet industry by decreasing the entry price for consumers, and helping air carriers' gain more exposure within the market.
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closed 3/11/2020 via PR Newswire

Victor, acquired Victor

synopsis: Led by its founder, Clive Jackson, the management of Victor has acquired the company in a management buyout. Victor is a leading on-demand jet charter platform based in the UK. Victor's global marketplace provides access to over 7,000 private jets worldwide.
buyer: Victor
Victor is a leading on-demand jet charter platform based in the UK. Victor's global marketplace allows members to swiftly check pricing options and aircraft specifics before booking the flights they need. The platform provides access to over 7,000 private jets worldwide. "
target: Victor
Victor is a leading on-demand jet charter platform based in the UK. Victor's global marketplace allows members to swiftly check pricing options and aircraft specifics before booking the flights they need. The platform provides access to over 7,000 private jets worldwide.
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closed 2/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

TransferTravel.com, acquired Jumpflight GmbH

synopsis: TransferTravel.com, the global peer to peer travel marketplace, has purchased JumpFlight.com, the leading second-hand flight portal. With thousands of users each month JumpFlight is the right place to find a potential buyer for a plane ticket.
buyer: TransferTravel.com
TransferTravel.com allows sellers to list all types of unwanted travel plans from flight tickets to hotel reservations to holiday packages. Sellers have the opportunity to receive money back on plans that would otherwise go wasted, while buyers can snap up a last minute deal at a bargain price. "
target: Jumpflight GmbH
JumpFlight is a second-hand flight portal, where users can sell their flights to others. With thousands of users each month JumpFlight is the right place to find a potential buyer for a plane ticket. Just subscribe and post a flight for free.
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announced 3/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

American Express Company, will acquire LoungeBuddy

synopsis: AmericanExpress has acquired LoungeBuddy, a booking app for airport lounges. LoungeBuddy makes it possible for all travellers to find, book, and access airport lounges around the world in seconds. From the casual traveler in economy to the seasoned elite road warrior, LoungeBuddy helps users make the most of their time at the airport.
buyer: American Express Company (AXP:$38,379.00)
The American Express Company, also known as Amex, is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Three World Financial Center in New York City. "
target: LoungeBuddy
LoungeBuddy makes it possible for all travellers to find, book, and access airport lounges around the world in seconds. From the casual traveler in economy to the seasoned elite road warrior, LoungeBuddy helps users make the most of their time at the airport.
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closed 6/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Citybird, SAS, acquired Felix S.A.S.

synopsis: Two start-ups specializing in motorcycle transport, Félix and CityBird, have decided to unite. Felix, based in Paris, is ​​the first platform that connects individuals and businesses instantly or in advance with professional taxi and motorcycle drivers to facilitate urban travel.
buyer: Citybird, SAS
Citybird is the No. 1 Motorcycle Taxi in Paris and in the île de France. Citybird provides the best web and mobile tools to facilitate the management of reservations. "
target: Felix S.A.S.
Felix, based in Paris, is ​​the first platform that connects individuals and businesses instantly or in advance with professional taxi and motorcycle drivers to facilitate urban travel.
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closed 9/14/2018 via Company Press Release

TUI Group, acquired Musement

synopsis: TUI Group, a leading international tourism and hospitality organization, has acquired Musement, one of the leading online platforms for activities, tours, and excursions. The start-up currently offers travellers around 35,00 products in 1,100 cities around the world.
buyer: TUI Group (XTRA:TUI1:$22,479.49)
Based in Germany, TUI Group is a leading international tourism and hospitality organization that offers a range of tours, flights, cruises, and more. Their broad portfolio consists of strong tour operators and many incoming agencies in major holiday destinations around the globe. "
target: Musement
Based in Italy, Musement helps you get the best from destinations by providing a great choice of local tours and attractions. Musement is the online travel companion that allows you to book tickets for activities and attractions around the world.
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closed 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

PARISCityVISION, acquired Meetrip and Cariboo

synopsis: PARISCityVISION continues its diversification by relying on digital companies. PARISCityVISION announces the acquisition of Meetrip and Cariboo, French platforms for connecting with professional guides and local amateur guides.
buyer: PARISCityVISION
PARISCityVISION is the leader of tours & activities in Paris and France. Member of the Gray Line network, they offer more than 200 excursions to many destinations including Paris, Versailles, Giverny, Mont Saint Michel, the Loire Valley and much more. "
target: Meetrip and Cariboo
Created in 2014 by Ralph Guyot-Jeannin, Paris-based Meetrip is a booking platform for certified speaker guides and guided tours. In 2016, Meetrip offers Cariboo's innovative collaborative platform that connects tourists with passionate locals to help them discover their city.
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closed 11/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

Talpa, acquired Emesa BV

synopsis: Talpa Networks has acquired Emesa, the parent company of VakantieVeilingen, ActievandeDag, TicketScout and VavaBid. Emesa is an international e-commerce player in the leisure, retail and travel sector, based in The Netherlands.
buyer parent: ITV plc
buyer: Talpa
Talpa Media comprises Talpa Netherlands and Talpa Global. Talpa Netherlands consists of Talpa Content, the in-house creative development unit, and Talpa Productions, the group's TV production unit. Talpa Global is dedicated to the worldwide licensing of Talpa Content's formats and finished series. "
target parent: Dasym Investment Strategies B.V.
target: Emesa BV
Emesa is an international e-commerce player in the leisure, retail and travel sector with the brands VakantieVeilingen, ActievandeDag, TicketScout and the international brand VavaBid. Emesa profiles itself as a provider of new sales channels for brands from the leisure, retail and travel world.
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closed 9/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

Airbnb, acquired Trip4real

synopsis: Airbnb has acquired Trip4Real, an activity-booking company. Based in Barcelona,Trip4Real lets people book activities in over 70 European cities (though most of those cities are in Spain), and is planning to expand into Latin America. Its website says it has around 10,000 users globally.
buyer: Airbnb
Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone. "
target: Trip4real
Experience Europe like a local. Trip4real allows users to tour cities with people who actually live and breathe the city they are visiting. Book tours and activities hosted by local insiders across Europe and experience a place like they live there.
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closed 6/23/2016 via PR Web

Fareportal, acquired Tripcombi

synopsis: Fareportal, a global leader in travel technology, announced that it has acquired Tripcombi, an online flight metasearch platform that can save consumers up to 80% in airfares compared to competitors by leveraging its proprietary technology to find unique flight combinations.
buyer: Fareportal
Fareportal is a tech company founded in 2002 that makes booking travel easy by powering leading travel agencies CheapOair and OneTravel. "
target: Tripcombi
Tripcombi, formerly known as tripdelta, is an online flight metasearch platform that can save consumers up to 80% in airfares compared to competitors by leveraging its proprietary technology to find unique flight combinations.
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closed 10/7/2015 via Company Press Release

Travelport, acquired TraviAustria GmbH

synopsis: Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform, has announced the acquisition and vertical integration of its distributor in Austria, TraviAustria. TraviAustria operates and develops one of the largest booking platforms in the Central European region.
buyer: Travelport (TVPT:$2,182.00)
Travelport is a leading Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the global travel and tourism industry. Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform enables travel providers, travel agencies, corporations and developers to connect. "
target: TraviAustria GmbH
TraviAustria operates and develops one of the largest booking platforms in the Central European region. The "Central European Touristic Solutions" platform - CETS - currently provides 2.500 travel agencies in 12 different countries with direct access to the products of 140 service providers.
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closed 4/24/2013 via Company Press Release

GetYourGuide Inc., acquired Gidsy

synopsis: GetYourGuide has announced that Gidsy, a peer-to-peer platform for discovering local experiences and things to do, is now part of GetYourGuide. Gidsy, which connects people in real life through unique experiences, has built a huge online and offline community of individuals organizing and booking activities in over 140 cities and 40 countries.
buyer: GetYourGuide Inc.
GetYourGuide is a booking website for tours & activities. From sightseeing by bus to shark diving, it gives users the full spectrum of things to do for their next vacation or weekend adventure. "
target: Gidsy
Gidsy operates a website where people can offer and book tours, activities, workshops, local events, and other fun things to do.
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closed 4/9/2013 via PR Newswire

Smarter Travel Media LLC, acquired Jetsetter

synopsis: TripAdvisor®, Inc. announced it has acquired Jetsetter.com, a leading members-only private sale site for hotel bookings. The Jetsetter brand will continue to operate out of New York City and will be incorporated into Smarter Travel Media.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Smarter Travel Media LLC
Smarter Travel Media is a free online consumer community dedicated to helping people save time and money. Featuring weekly e-mail newsletters detailing last-minute Internet deals and the latest travel promotions, Smarter Travel also posts the latest fare sales, travel deals, and promotions daily. "
target parent: Gilt Groupe
target: Jetsetter
Jetsetter is a members-only travel site that provides firsthand expert knowledge, insider access, & exclusive pricing to luxury travelers. Each trip featured has been hand-selected by a team of curators & personally reviewed by a Jetsetter correspondent to assure that it meets member expectations.
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closed 6/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Cudo Pty Limited, acquired Getaway Lounge

synopsis: Cudo, an Australian deal site, has purchased Getaway Lounge travel business. Getaway Lounge is best known for offering travel experiences on the popular television program Getaway.
buyer: Cudo Pty Limited
Cudo is an Australian website that offers daily deals and discounts on restaurants and bars, hotels, spas, salons, theatre tickets, tours and much more. "
target: Getaway Lounge
Getaway Lounge offers discounted travel deals online. Every week, they offer their members a handful of new travel experiences.
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closed 3/28/2011 via BNC Analysis

Oakley Capital Limited, acquired Emesa BV

synopsis: Oakley Capital Investments Limited has acquired a significant majority stake in Emesa B.V., a leading e-commerce company active in the Dutch online leisure market, through Oakley Capital Private Equity L.P. Oakley said it believed Emesa was well-positioned to achieve further growth in the Netherlands and expand into other European markets.
buyer: Oakley Capital Limited (AIM:OCI:$104.81)
Oakley Capital Limited is an asset management and financial advisory business with over $1 billion of assets under management. It is focused on understanding investors’ interests and requirements, while retaining the flexibility to move quickly and decisively in response to their needs. "
target: Emesa BV
Emesa B.V. is a leading online consumer auction platform in the European leisure industry. The e-commerce company enables online consumers to locate and book leisure deals such as short holidays, weekend breaks, spa and beauty treatments, event tickets and restaurant visits.
price ($mm)
$17*
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closed 4/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lonely Planet, acquired Trill Travel

synopsis: Lonely Planet, a publisher of travel guidebooks, city guides, and maps, has acquired TRILL Travel, an artificial intelligence-driven travel marketplace that turns Instagram posts into bookable experiences. TRILL allows users to search and book for trending destinations that are powered by user generated content.
buyer parent: NC2 Media
buyer: Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet publishes guidebooks, digital books, city guides, and maps that provide travel details to travelers. It also offers travel tips; language guidance books that contain keywords, basic grammar, and phrases in local languages; and health and safety advice. "
target: Trill Travel
TRILL is a travel booking platform that turns Instagram posts into bookable experiences. TRILL allows users to search and book for trending destinations that are powered by user generated content. The platform rewards their tastemakers with commission based on bookings generated from their content.
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closed 2/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

Comuto, acquired Podorozhniki

synopsis: Comuto, the operator of French carpooling site Blablacar.com, has acquired Ukraine-based Podorozhniki. Podorozhniki is a Ukrainian carpooling site that offers an online tool for optimizing the use of personal and public transport, reducing travel costs and traffic load on the roads.
buyer: Comuto
Comuto S.A.S. operates BlablaCar.com, a marketplace for carpooling in Europe. It connects drivers with people looking for a ride. "
target: Podorozhniki
Founded in 2010, Podorozhniki is a Ukrainian carpooling site headquartered in Kiev. Podorozhniki reported 30,000 registered users in 2013.
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closed 4/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

BlaBlaCar, acquired Less SAS

synopsis: French ride-sharing giant BlaBlaCar has acquired Less, a Paris-headquartered carpooling app. Less was founded in 2016 by Jean-Baptiste Rudelle and is an on-demand peer-to-peer ridesharing app available in Paris and Greater Paris.
buyer: BlaBlaCar
Paris-based BlaBlaCar is the world leading long-distance carpooling platform. It’s a trusted community marketplace that connects car drivers with empty seats to passengers looking for a ride, over average distances of 300km. "
target: Less SAS
Less is a Paris-headquartered carpooling app. Less was founded in 2016 by Jean-Baptiste Rudelle and is an on-demand peer-to-peer ridesharing app available in Paris and Greater Paris.
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closed 2/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Triple Global AB, acquired Local Guddy, Inc.

synopsis: Triple, a digital marketplace that connects travelers with local hosts for activities and experiences, has acquired competitor Local Guddy. Local Guddy is a P2P travel marketplace platform which connects locals and travelers all around the world.
buyer: Triple Global AB
Travelers use Triple to connect with local hosts to discover unique activities that give them an authentic experience. The company operates in Stockholm, London, Barcelona and Paris. "
target: Local Guddy, Inc.
Local Guddy is a P2P travel marketplace platform which connects locals and travelers all around the world. This is the unique way of travelling. It allows locals to list their tours, make extra money and friendships by showing their cities to travelers.
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