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closed 8/12/2020 via PR Newswire

Splitty, acquired Cancelon

synopsis: Splitty, a leading hotel booking website, has acquired Cancelon, a worldwide marketplace where users can buy and sell unused hotel reservations. Cancelon enables travelers to turn their lost reservations into money. The platform helps sellers to get their money back while providing buyers with great deals.
buyer: Splitty
Splitty is a leading hotel booking website. Splitty combines different reservation types to provide their clients with the cheapest deals. Their platform uses machine learning technology to create new unbeatable deals that no one else can offer and make hotel stays more affordable for consumers. "
target: Cancelon
Cancelon is a worldwide marketplace where users can buy and sell unused hotel reservations. Cancelon enables travelers to turn their lost reservations into money. The platform helps sellers to get their money back while providing buyers with great deals.
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closed 6/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

GuesttoGuest, acquired Trampolinn, SAS

synopsis: GuesttoGuest, a home exchange platform has announced the acquisition of Trampolinn. Trampolinn is part of the new wave of the sharing economy and positions itself as the house swap community, bringing together thousands of travelers across the world wishing to exchange or simply share their home.
buyer: GuesttoGuest
GuestToGuest is a social network whose members exchange their homes over the holidays. Its goal: to allow everyone to go on their dream vacation by exchanging their homes in a simple and fair way. "
target: Trampolinn, SAS
Trampolinn is a homestay community based on an innovative night swapping system. Trampolinn is part of the new wave of the sharing economy and positions itself as the house swap community, bringing together thousands of travelers across the world wishing to exchange or simply share their home.
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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 2/22/2017 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 7/17/2013 via BusinessWire

HomeAway, Inc., will acquire Travelmob

synopsis: HomeAway, Inc., the world’s leading online marketplace for vacation rentals, has signed an agreement to acquire majority control of travelmob. Launched in 2012, travelmob provides a secure platform for property owners and managers in Asia Pacific to list unique accommodations and experiences, and host global travelers.
buyer: HomeAway, Inc. (AWAY:$485.27)
HomeAway, Inc., based in Austin, Texas, is the worldwide leader in online vacation rentals. Through HomeAway, owners and property managers offer an extensive selection of vacation homes that provide travelers with memorable experiences and benefits. "
target: Travelmob
Travelmob is a growing social stay marketplace for vacation rental accommodations in Asia. It provides a secure platform for property owners and managers in Asia Pacific to list unique accommodations and experiences, and host global travelers seeking to experience true local hospitality and culture.
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closed 1/24/2013 via PE Hub

Love Home Swap, acquired 1stHomeExchange

synopsis: Love Home Swap, the international holiday home exchange website founded by serial entrepreneur Debbie Wosskow, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of competitor site 1stHomeExchange. The deal triples the size of the Love Home Swap portfolio to 35,000 properties listed in more than 150 countries worldwide.
buyer: Love Home Swap
Love Home Swap is a members-only home swapping site that’s stylish, social and simple to use. With 35,000+ inspiring homes listed in every corner of the globe, those looking to house swap can save themselves thousands on holiday accommodation costs. "
target: 1stHomeExchange
1stHomeExchange.com is an international home exchange website with listings in 130+ countries. Home exchanging is a vacation alternative where people allow others to stay in their home while they stay in the others.
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closed 6/24/2020 via Company Press Release

MAG USA, acquired AirportParkingReservations.com, Inc., ParkSleepFly, Inc., and Shuttlefinder.com

synopsis: MAG USA has announced the acquisition of AirportParkingReservations.com, ParkSleepFly.com and ShuttleFinder.com, three airport parking, hotel and transfer booking platforms, in a move that signals a focus on growth in the US market. The three platforms are based in Santa Monica, California.
buyer parent: Manchester Airports Group
buyer: MAG USA
Launched in 2015, MAG USA is the United States ‘go-to’ organization for delivering market-leading commercial solutions that drive revenue for operators and transform customer experiences for travelers. Their focuses are Airport Lounges, Car Parking Services, Parking and Travel Services Distribution."
target: AirportParkingReservations.com, Inc., ParkSleepFly, Inc., and Shuttlefinder.com
AirportParkingReservations.com, ParkSleepFly.com and ShuttleFinder.com, are the U.S.’s biggest airport parking aggregator, offering customers great prices on airport car parking, bundled hotel and parking packages and airport transfers.
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closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Yandex N.V., acquired Bookform

synopsis: Yandex, one of the largest internet companies in Europe, has acquired Bookform, an online booking and reservation service. Using this service, customers can book services in the beauty, entertainment and travel industries, car rentals, legal services and more. They are based in Moscow, Russia.
buyer: Yandex N.V. (YNDX:$2,296.94)
Yandex is one of the largest internet companies in Europe, providing a wide variety of search and other online services. Yandex's mission is to help users solve their everyday problems by building people-centric products and services. "
target: Bookform
Bookform is an online booking and reservation service. Using this service, customers can book services in the beauty, entertainment and travel industries, car rentals, legal services and more. They are based in Moscow, Russia.
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closed 2/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Secret Escapes, acquired Empathy Marketing

synopsis: Secret Escapes Group, a UK-based online travel deals company, acquired Empathy Marketing Limited (EML), Ireland’s leading marketplace for premium hospitality and e-commerce offers. EML operates several premium offers sites in Ireland and Northern Ireland including Pigsback.com, TheDiningRoom.ie, LuxuryBreaks.ie, and more.
buyer: Secret Escapes
Secret Escapes is a members-only online travel deals company, offering inspiring travel experiences and hand-picked offers to over 62 million users worldwide across its Secret Escapes, Travelist and Slevomat brands. It is operating in 21 countries across Europe, Asia and the US. "
target: Empathy Marketing
Empathy Marketing Limited is Ireland’s leading marketplace for premium hospitality and e-commerce offers. EML operates several premium offers sites in Ireland and Northern Ireland, including Pigsback.com, TheDiningRoom.ie, LuxuryBreaks.ie, and more.
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announced 11/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Optiemus Infracom Limited, will acquire MagicSpree

synopsis: Optiemus Infracom, a diversified, award-winning telecommunications enterprise in India, will acquire a 60% stake in MagicSpree, a last minute hotel booking website in India. MagicSpree provides their users with the best hotel deal possible along with huge discounts on additional in-house hotel services.
buyer: Optiemus Infracom Limited (BSE:530135:$101.10)
Founded in 1993, Optiemus Infracom is a diversified, award-winning telecommunications enterprise in India. The group has over two decades of rich experience in managing, distributing, manufacturing and retailing mobile brands and other telecommunication products in India. "
target: MagicSpree
MagicSpree is a last minute hotel booking website in India. MagicSpree has over 50 destinations and over 3000 hotels to choose from. MagicSpree provides their users with the best hotel deal possible along with huge discounts on additional in-house hotel services.
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closed 5/2/2018 via PR Web

HotelPlanner.com, acquired BackBid Inc.

synopsis: HotelPlanner.com, a leading online provider of group hotel bookings and individual hotel stays worldwide, has acquired BackBid, a hotel booking website. BackBid allows travelers to post their hotel reservation on the site and have hotels bid on them for their business, offering either discounts or value-added services.
buyer: HotelPlanner.com
HotelPlanner.com provides group hotel booking services to 3,000 groups per day in the global group travel market. The company’s group hotel booking service ensures the lowest rates by allowing customers to receive quotes online directly from hotel group sales managers. "
target: BackBid Inc.
BackBid is a hotel booking website that revolutionizes how travelers book hotel rooms. Travelers can post their hotel reservation on BackBid, allowing hotels to see and bid for their business, offering either discounts or value-added services, like upgraded rooms, free parking or breakfast.
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closed 1/17/2017 via Company Press Release

eDreams ODIGEO, acquired Budgetplaces.com

synopsis: eDreams ODIGEO, one of the world’s largest online travel companies and one of the largest European e-commerce businesses, announced it has acquired the Barcelona-based business Budgetplaces.com, a hotel booking site that provides customers with access to accommodation around the world.
buyer: eDreams ODIGEO (BME:EDR:$632.82)
eDreams ODIGEO is one of the world's largest online travel companies and one of the largest European e-commerce businesses. They operate under their leading online travel agency brands – eDreams, GO Voyages, Opodo, Travellink, and the metasearch engine Liligo. "
target: Budgetplaces.com
Founded in Barcelona in 2003, Budgetplaces.com provides centrally located accommodation to travelers around the world. It records over 210,000 online reservations per year and processes 50,000 room nights every month.
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announced 12/15/2015 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo Japan Corporation, will acquire Ikyu Corporation

synopsis: Yahoo Japan, a Japanese online information portal that offers auctions, entertainment, news, and online shopping, has launched a bid to buy Ikyu, a popular online travel and restaurant reservation platform in Japan. Ikyu was founded in 1998 and has 4.13 million customers.
buyer: Yahoo Japan Corporation (TSE:4689:$8,988.42)
Yahoo Japan Corporation operates Yahoo Japan, a Japanese online information portal that offers auctions, entertainment, news, and online shopping in addition to its search engine and Internet directory. "
target: Ikyu Corporation (TSE:2450:$60.21)
Ikyu Corporation operates in the service industry in Japan. It operates various sites that provide reservation services for hotels and restaurants, as well as a site for shopping. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
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closed 8/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

E-Machitown Co., Ltd., acquired BestReserve Co. Ltd.

synopsis: E Machitown Co Ltd announced that it has decided to acquire BestReserve Co., Ltd, provider of online hotel reservation services.
buyer: E-Machitown Co., Ltd.
e-machitown operates in three parts, media advertising, media; which includes the websites they operate, and the business solutions department; hosting services, solutions for website development. "
target: BestReserve Co. Ltd.
BestReserve Co. Ltd. is a provider of online hotel reservation services in Japan.
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announced 4/27/2012 via BNC Analysis

Shareee, Inc., will acquire BestReserve Co. Ltd.

synopsis: Sharee, Inc plans to acquire the entire share capital of BestReserve Co, Ltd., an Osaka, Japan-based provider of hotel reservation services, and a wholly-owned subsidary of e-machitown's SBM Gourmet Solutions.
buyer: Shareee, Inc.
Shareee, Inc. is a daily deal website for local businesses in Tokyo, Japan. "
target parent: E-Machitown Co., Ltd.
target: BestReserve Co. Ltd.
BestReserve Co. Ltd. is a provider of online hotel reservation services in Japan.
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closed 7/25/2007 via PR Newswire

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired Five Star Alliance

synopsis: Questex Media Group, Inc., a global, diversified business-to-business media company and publisher of Premier Hotels & Resorts, Luxury Travel Advisor and Travel Agent Magazines and producer of Luxury Travel Expo and Incentive Travel Exchange, has acquired Five Star Alliance the leading online luxury hotel booking service for the affluent traveler.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex Media Group, Inc. is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media provider. The company’s properties include 23 trade publications, 25 conferences and tradeshows, as well as a host of databases and online media brands. "
target: Five Star Alliance
Five Star Alliance is a luxury hotel booking Web site, offering hotels and consumers a new approach to online travel. FiveStarAlliance.com is changing the way consumers find hotels by providing exclusive insight and advice combined with a worldwide selection.
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closed 6/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Yanolja Inc., acquired Woori Pension

synopsis: South Korea’s major accommodation booking site Yanolja bought Woori Pension, the country’s largest holiday guest house and hospitality reservation site operator. Founded in 2004, Woori Pension built its reputation as a booking site for holiday villas and boasts Korea’s largest platform that includes online and social commerce channels.
buyer: Yanolja Inc.
Yanolja is South Korea’s leading accommodation platform. They help people enjoy various leisure activities by providing space-based on-demand service. Their main business is to provide accommodation information, reservation platform, budget hotel franchise and travel contents. "
target: Woori Pension
Woori Pension is South Korea’s largest holiday guest house and hospitality reservation site operator. A pension is a type of holiday lodging prevalent across Korea that is similar to a guest house or bed and breakfast lodging. Woori Pension built its reputation as a booking site for holiday villas.
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closed 2/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

HomeExchange, acquired NightSwapping

synopsis: HomeExchange, the global leader and most trusted home exchange community in the world, announced the acquisition of the platform NightSwapping. Based out of France, NightSwapping allows members to earn money or travel for free, by hosting other members or simply by traveling.
buyer: HomeExchange
As the global leader and most trusted home exchange community in the world, HomeExchange offers authentic, sustainable, and affordable vacation opportunities for everyone to enjoy, by exchanging their homes for vacations. "
target: NightSwapping
Based out of France, NightSwapping allows members to earn money or travel for free, by hosting other members or simply by traveling. Their NightWallet system is a 100% safe virtual wallet that guarantees the transactions are in compliance with the PCI-DSS - Payment Card.
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closed 4/19/2018 via PR Newswire

GuesttoGuest, acquired Echangedemaison.com

synopsis: GuesttoGuest, the world's leading home exchange site, has acquired Echangedemaison.com, a Canadian home exchange website. Echangedemaison.com allows people to exchange homes or apartments so that they can have the comfort of a real home when they are on vacation.
buyer: GuesttoGuest
GuesttoGuest is the world's largest home exchange network. The platform connects members wishing to organize home exchanges for their weekend trips or holiday getaways. GuesttoGuest offers 450,000 homes in over 187 countries. "
target: Echangedemaison.com
Echangedemaison.com is a Canadian home exchange website. The website allows people who are going on vacation to exchange homes or apartments. Echangedemaison.com enables people to have the comfort of a real home when they are on vacation while keeping their travel expenses low.
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closed 8/12/2020 via PR Newswire

Splitty, acquired Cancelon

synopsis: Splitty, a leading hotel booking website, has acquired Cancelon, a worldwide marketplace where users can buy and sell unused hotel reservations. Cancelon enables travelers to turn their lost reservations into money. The platform helps sellers to get their money back while providing buyers with great deals.
buyer: Splitty
Splitty is a leading hotel booking website. Splitty combines different reservation types to provide their clients with the cheapest deals. Their platform uses machine learning technology to create new unbeatable deals that no one else can offer and make hotel stays more affordable for consumers. "
target: Cancelon
Cancelon is a worldwide marketplace where users can buy and sell unused hotel reservations. Cancelon enables travelers to turn their lost reservations into money. The platform helps sellers to get their money back while providing buyers with great deals.
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closed 8/12/2020 via PR Newswire

Splitty, acquired Cancelon

synopsis: Splitty, a leading hotel booking website, has acquired Cancelon, a worldwide marketplace where users can buy and sell unused hotel reservations. Cancelon enables travelers to turn their lost reservations into money. The platform helps sellers to get their money back while providing buyers with great deals.
buyer: Splitty
Splitty is a leading hotel booking website. Splitty combines different reservation types to provide their clients with the cheapest deals. Their platform uses machine learning technology to create new unbeatable deals that no one else can offer and make hotel stays more affordable for consumers. "
target: Cancelon
Cancelon is a worldwide marketplace where users can buy and sell unused hotel reservations. Cancelon enables travelers to turn their lost reservations into money. The platform helps sellers to get their money back while providing buyers with great deals.
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closed 8/12/2020 via PR Newswire

Splitty, acquired Cancelon

synopsis: Splitty, a leading hotel booking website, has acquired Cancelon, a worldwide marketplace where users can buy and sell unused hotel reservations. Cancelon enables travelers to turn their lost reservations into money. The platform helps sellers to get their money back while providing buyers with great deals.
buyer: Splitty
Splitty is a leading hotel booking website. Splitty combines different reservation types to provide their clients with the cheapest deals. Their platform uses machine learning technology to create new unbeatable deals that no one else can offer and make hotel stays more affordable for consumers. "
target: Cancelon
Cancelon is a worldwide marketplace where users can buy and sell unused hotel reservations. Cancelon enables travelers to turn their lost reservations into money. The platform helps sellers to get their money back while providing buyers with great deals.
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closed 6/24/2020 via Company Press Release

MAG USA, acquired AirportParkingReservations.com, Inc., ParkSleepFly, Inc., and Shuttlefinder.com

synopsis: MAG USA has announced the acquisition of AirportParkingReservations.com, ParkSleepFly.com and ShuttleFinder.com, three airport parking, hotel and transfer booking platforms, in a move that signals a focus on growth in the US market. The three platforms are based in Santa Monica, California.
buyer parent: Manchester Airports Group
buyer: MAG USA
Launched in 2015, MAG USA is the United States ‘go-to’ organization for delivering market-leading commercial solutions that drive revenue for operators and transform customer experiences for travelers. Their focuses are Airport Lounges, Car Parking Services, Parking and Travel Services Distribution."
target: AirportParkingReservations.com, Inc., ParkSleepFly, Inc., and Shuttlefinder.com
AirportParkingReservations.com, ParkSleepFly.com and ShuttleFinder.com, are the U.S.’s biggest airport parking aggregator, offering customers great prices on airport car parking, bundled hotel and parking packages and airport transfers.
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closed 2/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Apple World, Inc., acquired TRAVELIST

synopsis: Apple World, one of Japan’s largest online hotel booking services, has acquired TRAVELIST from Crooz, a leading provider of mobile games in Japan. TRAVELIST is an online travel agency in Japan that helps travelers to find and book cheap flights and hotels.
buyer parent: ZiGExN Co., Ltd.
buyer: Apple World, Inc.
Apple World operates one of Japan’s largest online hotel booking services. Apple World provides access to 110,000 hotels in 150 countries around the world through its B2B “Apple World” and B2C “hotelista.jp” platforms. "
target parent: Crooz
target: TRAVELIST
TRAVELIST is an online travel agency in Japan that helps travelers to find and book cheap flights and hotels. TRAVELIST allows users to compare flights from 11 domestic airlines to help them find the cheapest ticket. The agency also offers discounted hotel bundles.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Travelstart Online Travel Operations Pty LTD, acquired Jumia Travel

synopsis: Travelstart, a South African online travel agency, has acquired Jumia Travel from Jumia, the leading pan-African e-commerce platform. Jumia Travel is Africa's number one online travel agency. Jumia Travel simplifies the hotel booking experience by allowing users to compare prices and accommodations in a fast, easy and transparent way.
buyer: Travelstart Online Travel Operations Pty LTD
Travelstart is a South African online travel agency. Travelstart makes travel booking simple and more affordable in Africa and the Middle East. Their platform helps travelers search, compare and book the best flight, hotel and car options with all their favorite airline and accommodation suppliers. "
target parent: Jumia
target: Jumia Travel
Jumia Travel is Africa's number one online travel agency. Jumia Travel simplifies the hotel booking experience by allowing users to compare prices and accommodations in a fast, easy and transparent way. Their platform offers over 25,000 hotel listings across 40 African countries.
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closed 10/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Secret Escapes, acquired Laterooms.com

synopsis: Travel deals service Secret Escapes has acquired the intellectual property of LateRooms which includes the LateRooms.com and LateLuxury.com websites. LateRooms.com is the UK’s leading online accommodation site, offering hotel deals in every corner of the UK along with over 200,000 properties worldwide.
buyer: Secret Escapes
Secret Escapes is a members-only online travel deals company, offering inspiring travel experiences and hand-picked offers to over 62 million users worldwide across its Secret Escapes, Travelist and Slevomat brands. It is operating in 21 countries across Europe, Asia and the US. "
target: Laterooms.com
LateRooms.com is the UK’s leading online accommodation site, offering hotel deals in every corner of the UK along with over 200,000 properties worldwide. LateRooms.com enables customers to get more out life by living late and embracing spontaneity.
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closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Yandex N.V., acquired Bookform

synopsis: Yandex, one of the largest internet companies in Europe, has acquired Bookform, an online booking and reservation service. Using this service, customers can book services in the beauty, entertainment and travel industries, car rentals, legal services and more. They are based in Moscow, Russia.
buyer: Yandex N.V. (YNDX:$2,296.94)
Yandex is one of the largest internet companies in Europe, providing a wide variety of search and other online services. Yandex's mission is to help users solve their everyday problems by building people-centric products and services. "
target: Bookform
Bookform is an online booking and reservation service. Using this service, customers can book services in the beauty, entertainment and travel industries, car rentals, legal services and more. They are based in Moscow, Russia.
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closed 2/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Secret Escapes, acquired Empathy Marketing

synopsis: Secret Escapes Group, a UK-based online travel deals company, acquired Empathy Marketing Limited (EML), Ireland’s leading marketplace for premium hospitality and e-commerce offers. EML operates several premium offers sites in Ireland and Northern Ireland including Pigsback.com, TheDiningRoom.ie, LuxuryBreaks.ie, and more.
buyer: Secret Escapes
Secret Escapes is a members-only online travel deals company, offering inspiring travel experiences and hand-picked offers to over 62 million users worldwide across its Secret Escapes, Travelist and Slevomat brands. It is operating in 21 countries across Europe, Asia and the US. "
target: Empathy Marketing
Empathy Marketing Limited is Ireland’s leading marketplace for premium hospitality and e-commerce offers. EML operates several premium offers sites in Ireland and Northern Ireland, including Pigsback.com, TheDiningRoom.ie, LuxuryBreaks.ie, and more.
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closed 12/3/2018 via Company Press Release

Michelin, acquired Tablet Inc.

synopsis: Michelin, the France-based tire company that publishes Michelin guides for restaurants and tours, has acquired Tablet, the first online travel agency specializing in boutique and luxury hotels. Tablet provides an effortless booking experience. Their platform allows people to find and book luxury hotels at the lowest available prices.
buyer: Michelin (ENXTPA:ML:$25,747.25)
Michelin, headquartered in France, is dedicated to enhancing its clients' mobility, sustainably; designing and distributing the most suitable tires, services and solutions; providing digital services, maps and guides; and developing high-technology materials that serve the mobility industry. "
target: Tablet Inc.
Tablet is the first online travel agency specializing in boutique and luxury hotels. Tablet provides an effortless booking experience and dependable customer service. Their platform allows people to find and book luxury hotels at the lowest available prices.
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announced 11/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Optiemus Infracom Limited, will acquire MagicSpree

synopsis: Optiemus Infracom, a diversified, award-winning telecommunications enterprise in India, will acquire a 60% stake in MagicSpree, a last minute hotel booking website in India. MagicSpree provides their users with the best hotel deal possible along with huge discounts on additional in-house hotel services.
buyer: Optiemus Infracom Limited (BSE:530135:$101.10)
Founded in 1993, Optiemus Infracom is a diversified, award-winning telecommunications enterprise in India. The group has over two decades of rich experience in managing, distributing, manufacturing and retailing mobile brands and other telecommunication products in India. "
target: MagicSpree
MagicSpree is a last minute hotel booking website in India. MagicSpree has over 50 destinations and over 3000 hotels to choose from. MagicSpree provides their users with the best hotel deal possible along with huge discounts on additional in-house hotel services.
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closed 7/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

itravel Individual Travel GmbH, acquired Inspiring Travel GmbH

synopsis: itravel, an online travel agency in Germany, has acquired Inspiring Travel, a German company that operates various travel portals. Inspiring Travel's portals offers hotels, cruises, and holiday packages for family vacations and honeymoons. The company's portals include Club Family, Sentamo, KUF Reisen, and Familienschiff.
buyer: itravel Individual Travel GmbH
Founded in 2004, itravel is an online travel agency in Germany that allows users to easily book a holiday or vacation destination tailored for them. Their trips take travelers to the most beautiful holiday destinations worldwide, including Germany, Europe, Namibia, Vietnam, Brazil, and more. "
target: Inspiring Travel GmbH
Founded in 2010, Inspiring Travel is a German company that operates various travel portals. Their leading travel portals offers hotels, cruises, and holiday packages for family vacations and honeymoons. The company's portals include Club Family, Sentamo, KUF Reisen, and Familienschiff.
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closed 5/2/2018 via PR Web

HotelPlanner.com, acquired BackBid Inc.

synopsis: HotelPlanner.com, a leading online provider of group hotel bookings and individual hotel stays worldwide, has acquired BackBid, a hotel booking website. BackBid allows travelers to post their hotel reservation on the site and have hotels bid on them for their business, offering either discounts or value-added services.
buyer: HotelPlanner.com
HotelPlanner.com provides group hotel booking services to 3,000 groups per day in the global group travel market. The company’s group hotel booking service ensures the lowest rates by allowing customers to receive quotes online directly from hotel group sales managers. "
target: BackBid Inc.
BackBid is a hotel booking website that revolutionizes how travelers book hotel rooms. Travelers can post their hotel reservation on BackBid, allowing hotels to see and bid for their business, offering either discounts or value-added services, like upgraded rooms, free parking or breakfast.
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announced 1/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Szallas.hu Kft., will acquire Spanie.pl

synopsis: Hungaryʼs Szallas.hu, an online service for booking commercial accommodation, will acquire Polish peer Spanie.pl. Founded in 2002, Spanie.pl is an online destination for accommodation reservations in Poland, with approximately 5 million users and almost 52,000 accommodation offers available.
buyer: Szallas.hu Kft.
Szallas.hu is an online accommodation provider based in Hungary. Szallas.hu has over 192,000 accommodation offers, with over 366,200 real guest reviews. From small guest houses to the largest hotels, Szallas.hu can help travelers find everything. "
target: Spanie.pl
Spanie.pl is an online destination for accommodation reservations in Poland. Founded in 2002, Spanie.pl is a major player in the online accommodation market, with approximately 5 million users and almost 52,000 accommodation offers available.
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closed 4/3/2017 via BNC Analysis

AccorHotels, acquired VeryChic SAS

synopsis: AccorHotels, a French hotel group, has acquired VeryChic, a members only travel agency dedicated to extraordinary hotels. They are the fastest growing online travel agency in the French market with 3,150 hotels partnerships across Europe, 6 million members and 12,000 bookings per month.
buyer: AccorHotels (ENXTPA:AC:$2,283.39)
AccorHotels formerly known as Accor S.A. is a French hotel group. Headquartered in Paris, France, the group owns, operates and franchises 3,700 hotels on 5 continents representing several diverse brands, from budget and economy lodgings to luxurious accommodations in exotic locales. "
target: VeryChic SAS
VeryChic is a members only travel agency dedicated to extraordinary hotels. They are the fastest growing online travel agency in the French market with 3,150 hotels partnerships across Europe, 6 million members and 12,000 bookings per month.
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closed 2/28/2017 via PR Web

HotelPlanner.com, acquired InternetHotels.com

synopsis: HotelPlanner announces it has acquired InternetHotels.com and Hotelsatanywhere.com which specialize in search engine optimization to book hotel rooms. InternetHotels.com, along with its sister site Hotelsanywhere.com, provide a large selection of discount hotels and bookings worldwide.
buyer: HotelPlanner.com
HotelPlanner.com provides group hotel booking services to 3,000 groups per day in the global group travel market. The company’s group hotel booking service ensures the lowest rates by allowing customers to receive quotes online directly from hotel group sales managers. "
target: InternetHotels.com
InternetHotels.com has the largest selection of discount hotels and bookings worldwide. They provide cheap hotel reservations for over 100,00 properties from in thousands of destinations. HotelsAtAnywhere.com is an online hotel reservation system that aims to offer 5 star hotels at 3 star prices.
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announced 2/8/2017 via Company Press Release

KDDI Corporation, will acquire Loco Partners Inc.

synopsis: KDDI Corporation, Japan’s global telecommunications pioneer, is acquiring Loco Partners, Inc., a company that provides an online marketplace for Japanese inns. The company’s marketplace allows clients to search and book hotels online. It also offers social media marketing services, and media content and consulting services for hotels.
buyer: KDDI Corporation (TSE:9433:$43,688.49)
KDDI Corporation are Japan’s global telecommunications pioneer and a Global Fortune 500 company providing their international customer base with data centers, networks, content delivery, system integration, and more around the world. "
target: Loco Partners Inc.
Loco Partners, Inc. provides an online marketplace for Japanese inns. The company’s marketplace allows clients to search and book hotels online. It also offers social media marketing services, and media content and consulting services for hotels.
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closed 1/17/2017 via Company Press Release

eDreams ODIGEO, acquired Budgetplaces.com

synopsis: eDreams ODIGEO, one of the world’s largest online travel companies and one of the largest European e-commerce businesses, announced it has acquired the Barcelona-based business Budgetplaces.com, a hotel booking site that provides customers with access to accommodation around the world.
buyer: eDreams ODIGEO (BME:EDR:$632.82)
eDreams ODIGEO is one of the world's largest online travel companies and one of the largest European e-commerce businesses. They operate under their leading online travel agency brands – eDreams, GO Voyages, Opodo, Travellink, and the metasearch engine Liligo. "
target: Budgetplaces.com
Founded in Barcelona in 2003, Budgetplaces.com provides centrally located accommodation to travelers around the world. It records over 210,000 online reservations per year and processes 50,000 room nights every month.
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closed 9/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Simasindo, acquired RoomToday

synopsis: Northcliff Capital, a Singapore-based private equity company affiliated with Jakarta-based investment holding company Simasindo Intitama, has acquired Jakarta startup RoomToday. RoomToday provides last minute online hotel bookings and promotions in Jakarta and Bandung.
buyer: Simasindo
Simasindo is a Jakarta based Investment Holding, investing in Asset Management, Hotel Development, Property & Housing Development, Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Capital Market Investments. They develop and integrate hotel networking throughout the region to support Indonesian tourism development. "
target: RoomToday
RoomToday provides online last minute hotel booking in Indonesia. RoomToday selects the best hotels and amenities to make sure their valued clients get the best deals available.
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closed 5/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Voyage Privé, acquired Splendia Ltd.

synopsis: VPG Group, the French company behind popular private travel sales website Voyage Privé, has acquired Splendia, its Barcelona-based peer. By buying Splendia, VPG is adding an online booking system for luxury hotels and villas to its platforms. Spendia has a portfolio of 3,500 luxury hotels and villas, and more than 400,000 registered members.
buyer: Voyage Privé
Voyage Privé is a luxury online travel agency and the world's leading subscription-only travel site with over 16 million members in the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Switzerland and Belgium. Each week they carefully hand select and negotiate the most exclusive, high-end travel deals. "
target: Splendia Ltd.
Splendia was founded in 2004 as a website dedicated to exceptional hotels. Based in Barcelona, Splendia now has an international team of 40+ and a portfolio of around 3,000 hotels worldwide. Already serving more than half a million customers, they have become a leader in online luxury hotel booking.
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announced 3/30/2016 via PR Web

HotelPlanner.com, will acquire Hotel Hotline LLC

synopsis: HotelPlanner, the leading source of online services to the global group hotel sales market, announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Hotel Hotline, LLC an online hotel reservations provider specializing in finding affordable hotel rates for travelers worldwide.
buyer: HotelPlanner.com
HotelPlanner.com provides group hotel booking services to 2,000 groups per day in the global group travel market. HotelPlanner allows customers to book hotels for business meetings, conferences, conventions, reunions, weddings, extended stays, tours, church events, and group travels. "
target: Hotel Hotline LLC
Founded in 1999 as a travel intermediary that facilitated bookings between hotel operators and guests, Hotel Hotline has evolved into a merchant hotel wholesaler and travel comparison network that has become one of the foremost providers of hotel information available on the Web.
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closed 1/21/2016 via Company Press Release

MairDumont, acquired Escapio

synopsis: Mairdumont, the leading company for tourist information in Europe, has acquired Escapio. Escapio is an online platform for booking luxury, boutique and design hotels for independent travelers in the German market.
buyer: MairDumont
Mairdumont operates as market leader for tourist information. The Company offers product range for printed and electronic media. Mairdumont provides printed publications including travel guides, city plans, city atlases, and cartography. "
target: Escapio
Escapio operates an Internet booking portal for independent travelers with a selection of hotels in the German market. It categorizes hotels according to lifestyle criteria and accommodation types; and allows travelers to find and book hotels.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Flight Centre Travel Group Limited
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$2,253.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$265.67
EBIT ($mm)
$223.20
Net Income ($mm)
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Employees
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eDreams ODIGEO
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rev ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
$119.85
EBIT ($mm)
$108.40
Net Income ($mm)
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Employees
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Lastminute.com Group
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year
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rev ($mm)
$401.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$43.33
EBIT ($mm)
$41.65
Net Income ($mm)
$28.68
Employees
1365
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Ticker: MMYT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MakeMyTrip.com
MakeMyTrip is India’s leading Travel company. MakeMyTrip was the first travel portal in India and is regarded as a pioneer of online travel. Its comprehensive offerings supported by the convenience of online transactions and value-based prices revolutionized the way Indians purchase travel services.
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$363.62
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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HolidayCheck AG
HolidayCheck AG
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$162.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.33
EBIT ($mm)
$4.56
Net Income ($mm)
$2.44
Employees
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Ticker: LONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
eLong, Inc.
eLong, Inc.
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rev ($mm)
$152.55
EBITDA ($mm)
($139.02)
EBIT ($mm)
($144.24)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4564
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Evolable Asia Corp.
Evolable Asia Corp.
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year
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rev ($mm)
$47.36
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$6.97
Net Income ($mm)
$4.15
Employees
616
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Next 1 Interactive, Inc.
Next 1 Interactive, Inc.
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rev ($mm)
$1.29
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.68)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.09)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: HOLL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hollywood Media Corporation
Hollywood Media Corporation
Project Hollywood LLC is majority owned by Laurie S. Silvers and Mitchell Rubenstein, who previously founded the SyFy Channel and MovieTickets.com. Ms. Silvers and Mr. Rubenstein currently own a variety of Internet properties including Hollywood.com, Spill.com, and Hollywood Wiretap.
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$3.77
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.81)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.05)
Net Income ($mm)
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Zedge Ltd
Zedge Ltd
Zedge is a content platform, and global leader in smartphone personalization, with more than 215 million app installs. People use Zedge to make their smartphones more personal; to express their emotions, tastes and interests using wallpapers, icons, widgets, ringtones and more.
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2017
rev ($mm)
$9.94
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.28)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.90)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
64
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