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closed 9/12/2012 via PR Web

Travelers Network, acquired Beat The Traffic

synopsis: Beat The Traffic is a leading provider of vehicle traffic reporting solutions for broadcast media and consumers. The acquisition of Beat The Traffic by Pelmorex Media enhances Pelmorex's traffic and traveler-related information and paves the way for the company’s upcoming launch of Travelers Network in late October.
buyer parent: The Weather Network
buyer: Travelers Network
Travelers Network is a trusted advisor providing you intelligent and comprehensive information about your trip, so you can efficiently and successfully complete your journey. The Traveler's Network app and web site provide you with all the information you need to plan your trip. "
target: Beat The Traffic
Triangle Software LLC d/b/a Beat the Traffic is the fastest-growing provider of vehicle traffic reporting solutions for broadcast media.
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closed 12/5/2016 via Company Press Release

Global Traffic Network, Inc., acquired Radiate Media, Inc.

synopsis: GTN Limited is pleased to announce that it has exercised its option to acquire substantially all of the assets of Radiate Media. Radiate Media provides software and services that enable local media and businesses to find and capture audiences.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Global Traffic Network, Inc. (ASX:GTN:$124.28)
GTN Limited operates broadcast media advertising platforms that supply traffic information reports to radio and/or television stations. The company offers advertising spots on television and radio networks, adjacent to information reports that listeners are typically engaged with traffic and news. "
target: Radiate Media, Inc.
Radiate Media provides software and services that enable local media and businesses to find and capture audiences. It offers products to provide television affiliates with a customizable traffic data delivery system, and much more.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Jienem Co,. Ltd., acquired VOLO (Mobile App)

synopsis: Jienem, an online reservation service for guest houses, hostels and homestay in South Korea, has acquired VOLO from SK Planet, a provider of personalized commerce platform services. VOLO is a South Korean travel blogging mobile app that enables travelers to record each moment of their journey.
buyer: Jienem Co,. Ltd.
Jienem is an online reservation service for guest houses, hostels and homestay in South Korea. Their Monstay platform allows users to book a variety of room types, including guest houses, caravans, hotels, and more. Jienem has a network of over 300 guest house locations that users can choose from. "
target parent: SK Telecom
target: VOLO (Mobile App)
VOLO is a South Korean travel blogging mobile app that enables travelers to record each moment of their journey. With its travel-focused features, such as photos, locations, and routes, VOLO helps travelers to record their valuable experiences without difficulty.
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announced 12/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

AT Technology Co Ltd, will acquire Taba

synopsis: AT technology Co Ltd will buy 37,427 shares (55%) of Taba, a location-based service company. Taba is the world's first travel O2O ( online-to-offline) platform starting in Jeju, Korea.
buyer: AT Technology Co Ltd (KOSDAQ:A073570:$120.12)
AT technology Co., Ltd. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets semiconductor testing equipment. The Company's products include wafer test equipment, LCD testing equipment, and other semiconductor related components. "
target: Taba
Taba is a location-based service company. Taba is the world's first travel O2O ( online-to-offline) platform starting in Jeju, Korea.
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closed 11/18/2015 via Company Press Release

VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KG, acquired Epiclist

synopsis: The outdoor brand VAUDE is now taking over the internationally popular iPhone app Epiclist, adding a further facet to its comprehensive commitment to sustainability. Epiclist is an iPhone-compatible application designed for posting travel and outdoor stories which users can share with their friends.
buyer: VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KG
VAUDE is a German producer of mountain sports equipment. The head office is in Tettnang, Germany. "
target: Epiclist
Epiclist is an iPhone-compatible application designed for posting travel and outdoor stories which users can share with their friends.
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announced 4/22/2015 via Yahoo, Inc.

MakeMyTrip.com, will acquire Mygola

synopsis: MakeMyTrip Limited, India's leading online travel company, is announcing an agreement to acquire Mygola.com and its assets. Mygola is a platform enabling travelers to discover customizable and bookable travel itineraries.
buyer: MakeMyTrip.com (MMYT:$294.56)
MakeMyTrip Limited, an online travel company, provides travel products and solutions in India and internationally. Its services and products include air tickets, hotel bookings, holiday packages, rail tickets, bus tickets, car hire, and more. "
target: Mygola
Mygola is a platform enabling travelers to discover customizable and bookable travel itineraries. With the help of thousands of curated itineraries, customers can quickly find something they like and tweak it as much (or as little) to create a beautiful, custom trip plan.
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closed 5/5/2014 via PR Newswire

TripAdvisor LLC, acquired Tripbod

synopsis: TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, announced it has acquired Tripbod, a travel community that helps connect travelers to local experts and, in doing so, is able to deliver to travelers relevant recommendations direct from a local expert. Tripbod employees will operate out of the TripAdvisor London office.
buyer: TripAdvisor LLC (TRIP:$1,462.00)
TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. "
target: Tripbod
Tripbod is a travel community that helps connect travelers to local experts and, in doing so, is able to deliver to travelers relevant recommendations direct from a local expert. Travel recommendations are accessed via smart phone or tablet apps.
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closed 11/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Lonely Planet, acquired TouristEye

synopsis: TouristEye announced that it has been acquired by travel heavyweight Lonely Planet. TouristEye is a mobile app and website for planning trips and discovering new things to do while traveling. It builds itineraries and collects things to do while traveling in new cities.
buyer parent: British Broadcasting Corporation
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: TouristEye
TouristEye is a mobile app and website for planning trips and discovering new things to do while traveling. It builds itineraries and collects things to do while traveling in new cities.
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announced 11/18/2010 via PR Newswire

Expedia, Inc., will acquire Mobiata LLC

synopsis: Expedia, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Mobiata™, creator of best selling mobile travel applications including FlightTrack™. The deal marks Expedia's most significant investment to date in addressing the mobile travel market, and accelerates the company's ability to enable mobile travel shopping and booking.
buyer: Expedia, Inc. (EXPE:$7,026.00)
Expedia, Inc. is the largest online travel company in the world, with an extensive brand portfolio that includes more than 90 localized Expedia.com®- and Hotels.com®-branded sites. "
target: Mobiata LLC
Mobiata creates best selling mobile travel applications for smartphones and emerging devices. Since its founding in December 2008, Mobiata's applications have been featured by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Washington Post, TechCrunch, USA Today and in Apple TV and print ads.
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closed 7/11/2011 via PR Newswire

TripAdvisor, LLC, acquired Where I've Been, LLC

synopsis: TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site, announced it has acquired Where I've Been, a leading travel website and social platform with a detailed interactive world map that lets users share where they've been, lived, and want to go. Where I've Been allows users to share their world map on social networks and interact with like-minded users.
buyer parent: Expedia, Inc.
buyer: TripAdvisor, LLC (TRIP:$1,462.00)
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. It offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features (including Flights search and TripAdvisor Mobile with seamless links to booking tools. "
target: Where I've Been, LLC
Where I've Been, LLC is a leading travel website and social platform with a detailed interactive world map that lets users share where they've been, lived, and want to go. Where I've Been® allows users to share their world map on social networks and interact with like-minded users.
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closed 1/13/2006 via PR Newswire

DynEco Corporation, acquired Dynamic Leisure Group, Inc.

synopsis: DynEco Corporation announced today that on January 13, 2006, it completed the acquisition of all the outstanding capital stock of Dynamic Leisure Group, Inc. ("Dynamic"), which will now operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of DynEco.
buyer: DynEco Corporation
DynEco, through its wholly owned subsidiary Dynamic Leisure Group, Inc. ("Dynamic"), is focused on consolidating leisure-based travel products, such as airfares, hotels, car rentals, excursions, and tours, using proprietary computer software and broadband communication technology. "
target: Dynamic Leisure Group, Inc.
Dynamic owns the proprietary rights to Tourscape, a packaging software that enables end-users the ability to create, price and manage multiple travel products online, instantaneously.
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closed 11/18/2013 via GlobeNewswire

StudentUniverse, acquired WeHostels

synopsis: StudentUniverse, a tech company that provides exclusive discounts, rewards, and experiences for students, faculty and youth, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire WeHostels, a mobile travel agency that allows users to book budget accommodation through its best-in-class mobile applications.
buyer: StudentUniverse
StudentUniverse is a tech company that provides exclusive discounts, rewards, and experiences for students, faculty and youth. StudentUniverse negotiates exclusive airfares from over 65 airline partners globally, discounted rates on hotels and tours all over the world. "
target: WeHostels
WeHostels is an award-winning mobile travel agency for the youth segment. Through its mobile apps travelers can book affordable accommodations (hotels & hostels) in more than 800 cities and discover events (concerts and festivals) around the world.
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closed 3/16/2022 via BNC Analysis

Nonius, acquired Criton

synopsis: Nonius, a hospitality tech company in Portugal, has acquired Criton, the largest provider of guest apps for independent hotels in the UK. Criton helps hotels to enhance the guest experience and drive operational efficiency. Their technology enables hotels to digitise their guest information and wrap all-guest facing technology into a branded app.
buyer: Nonius
Nonius is a hospitality tech company in Portugal. Nonius provides complete guest technology solutions for a contactless digital guest journey. They offer solutions for marketing, CRM, branded mobile apps, Wi-Fi, digital signage, and more. "
target: Criton
Criton is the largest provider of guest apps for independent hotels in the UK. Criton helps hotels to enhance the guest experience and drive operational efficiency. Their technology enables hotels to digitise their guest information and wrap all-guest facing technology into a branded app.
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announced 7/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

TrustYou GmbH, will acquire CheckMate

synopsis: Review analytics and reputation-management company TrustYou has acquired guest- and hotel-messaging platform Checkmate. CheckMate enables hotel guests to check-in from their mobile phones. The easy-to-use dashboard allows front-desk staff to balance check-in workload throughout the day, helping to eliminate lines and long waits.
buyer: TrustYou GmbH
TrustYou searches, analyzes, and distills travel reviews from the web. Their data and web based software are used by hotels, accommodations, and restaurants to monitor, survey, and act upon guest feedback, with the aim of providing better service, more influence and enhanced online presence. "
target parent: Room 77, Inc.
target: CheckMate
CheckMate enables hotel guests to check-in from their mobile phones. The easy-to-use dashboard allows front-desk staff to balance check-in workload throughout the day, helping to eliminate lines and long waits.
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closed 2/2/2015 via GlobeNewswire

TripAdvisor LLC, acquired ZeTrip, Inc.

synopsis: TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, announced it recently acquired ZeTrip, Inc., including its product Rove, the personal journal app that helps users log activities including places they have visited and photos they have taken.
buyer: TripAdvisor LLC (TRIP:$1,462.00)
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. "
target: ZeTrip, Inc.
ZeTrip extracts, aggregates and mines semi-structured social data to help users plan their trips. Their product, Rove, is a personal journal app that helps users log activities including places they have visited and photos they have taken.
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closed 5/30/2014 via PR Newswire

Here, acquired Desti

synopsis: SRI International announced the acquisition of Desti, an SRI spin-off venture, by HERE, a Nokia Company, for an undisclosed amount. Desti is the first smart travel planner to help users find exactly what they're looking for by using artificial intelligence (AI) to sift through thousands of places, find the best matches and explain the relevance.
buyer: Here
HERE, a Nokia company, is a leader in mapping and location intelligence. They combine highly accurate and fresh maps with cloud technology to enable rich, real-time location experiences in a broad range of connected devices – from smartphones and tablets to wearables and vehicles. "
target parent: SRI International
target: Desti
Desti is the first smart travel planner to help users find exactly what they're looking for by using artificial intelligence (AI) to sift through thousands of places, find the best matches and explain the relevance.
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closed 5/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Remark Media, Inc., acquired Hotelmobi

synopsis: Remark Media, Inc., a global digital media company, announced the acquisition of Hotelmobi, a company engaged in the development, ownership and operation of hotel booking applications. Hotelmobi plans to launch its widely anticipated "Roomlia" application in the third quarter of 2014.
buyer: Remark Media, Inc. (MARK:$75.39)
Remark Media, Inc. is an innovative digital media company focused on the 18-to-34 year old demographic. It operates across a variety of verticals including fashion, sports, entertainment, health and wellness, personal finance and informational know-how. "
target: Hotelmobi
Hotelmobi, a company engaged in the development, ownership and operation of hotel booking applications, is committed to making hotel booking easy and fun for travelers, and filling rooms that might otherwise go empty for hotels. Their hotel booking app, Roomalia, is set to launch in late 2014.
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closed 9/9/2013 via BusinessWire

Groupon, Inc., acquired Blink

synopsis: Groupon announced the acquisition of last-minute travel app Blink, a leading European destination for great deals on highly curated, same-day hotel bookings, bolstering its rapidly growing Groupon Getaways travel business.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon is a global leader in local commerce, making it easy for people around the world to search and discover great businesses at unbeatable prices. Groupon provides merchants with a suite of products and services, credit card payments processing capabilities and point-of-sale solutions. "
target: Blink
Blink is a brand new revolutionary hotel booking application. Blink differs from other booking methods as it is exclusively via mobile to book premium hotels last minute. The simplicity of the booking system means that bookings can be confirmed in just four taps.
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closed 3/28/2013 via BNC Analysis

Room 77, Inc., acquired CheckMate

synopsis: The hotel search engine Room 77 has tapped Drew Patterson as chief executive officer and bought the stealth-mode startup CheckMate, which Patterson co-founded. CheckMate enables hotel guests to check-in from their mobile phones. Its easy-to-use dashboard allows front-desk staff to balance check-in workload throughout the day.
buyer: Room 77, Inc.
Mountain View-based Room 77 operates a hotel search engine that allows travelers to search hotels and travel sites to find savings. Travelers can score hidden rates that they can't find on other hotel search engines, including automobile club, senior, government and military. "
target: CheckMate
CheckMate enables hotel guests to check-in from their mobile phones. The easy-to-use dashboard allows front-desk staff to balance check-in workload throughout the day, helping to eliminate lines and long waits.
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closed 1/10/2011 via BusinessWire

Next Jump, Inc., acquired FlightCaster, Inc.

synopsis: Next Jump, Inc., a leader in next generation ecommerce and advertising technology, has announced the completion of its acquisition of FlightCaster, Inc., best known for providing popular Web and mobile apps that predict flight delays.
buyer: Next Jump, Inc.
Next Jump, Inc. creates consumer and merchant relationships using three core products: a highly personalized CRM engine, an online consumer commerce platform, and a merchant analytics portal. "
target: FlightCaster, Inc.
FlightCaster, Inc. is best known for providing popular Web and mobile apps that predict flight delays. The company uses an advanced algorithm that scours data on every domestic flight for the past 10 years and matches it to real-time conditions.
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closed 9/12/2012 via PR Web

Travelers Network, acquired Beat The Traffic

synopsis: Beat The Traffic is a leading provider of vehicle traffic reporting solutions for broadcast media and consumers. The acquisition of Beat The Traffic by Pelmorex Media enhances Pelmorex's traffic and traveler-related information and paves the way for the company’s upcoming launch of Travelers Network in late October.
buyer parent: The Weather Network
buyer: Travelers Network
Travelers Network is a trusted advisor providing you intelligent and comprehensive information about your trip, so you can efficiently and successfully complete your journey. The Traveler's Network app and web site provide you with all the information you need to plan your trip. "
target: Beat The Traffic
Triangle Software LLC d/b/a Beat the Traffic is the fastest-growing provider of vehicle traffic reporting solutions for broadcast media.
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closed 9/12/2012 via PR Web

Travelers Network, acquired Beat The Traffic

synopsis: Beat The Traffic is a leading provider of vehicle traffic reporting solutions for broadcast media and consumers. The acquisition of Beat The Traffic by Pelmorex Media enhances Pelmorex's traffic and traveler-related information and paves the way for the company’s upcoming launch of Travelers Network in late October.
buyer parent: The Weather Network
buyer: Travelers Network
Travelers Network is a trusted advisor providing you intelligent and comprehensive information about your trip, so you can efficiently and successfully complete your journey. The Traveler's Network app and web site provide you with all the information you need to plan your trip. "
target: Beat The Traffic
Triangle Software LLC d/b/a Beat the Traffic is the fastest-growing provider of vehicle traffic reporting solutions for broadcast media.
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announced 6/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Ringier Axel Springer Media AG, will acquire Grupa Onet.pl S.A.

synopsis: Ringier Axel Springer Media AG announced it would acquire Grupa Onet.pl S.A. which focuses on running a Polish Web portal (Onet.pl). The Company also runs its own publishing house called Pascal Sp. z o.o. (Wydawnictwo Pascal), which publishes and distributes guidebooks, maps and other tourism related material.
buyer: Ringier Axel Springer Media AG
Ringier Axel Springer Media AG is a leading integrated multimedia company in Central and Eastern Europe. Ringier Axel Springer Media AG manages an extensive portfolio of over 70 print titles and more than 60 digital offerings in expanding markets. "
target parent: TVN S.A.
target: Grupa Onet.pl S.A.
Grupa Onet.pl S.A. focuses on running a Polish Web portal (Onet.pl). The Company also runs its own publishing house called Pascal Sp. z o.o. (Wydawnictwo Pascal), which publishes and distributes guidebooks, maps and other tourism related material.
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closed 1/31/2011 via Market Wire

BIZX, LLC, acquired Virtual Cape Cod

synopsis: BIZX, LLC, one of the fastest growing privately held web media companies in the U.S., has announced the acquisition of www.virtualcapecod.com, a highly ranked New England destination travel website.
buyer: BIZX, LLC
BIZX owns and operates hundreds of consumer and business focused websites ranging in subject matter from travel to telecommunications and from business advice to VoIP products and services. "
target: Virtual Cape Cod
Virtual Cape Cod operates the highly ranked New England destination travel website www.virtualcapecod.com.
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closed 5/12/2010 via Company Press Release

The Nile Project, Inc., acquired Localyte

synopsis: NileGuide, the go-to website for great travel recommendations and custom trip planning, announced the acquisition of Localyte’s platform and community, featuring original travel recommendations from a community of tens of thousands of content contributors around the world.
buyer: The Nile Project, Inc.
Through a global network of local experts and content partnerships with many of the world’s most trusted travel publishers, NileGuide provides a one-stop resource that makes the trip planning process fast, fun and personalized, helping travelers make the most of their trips. "
target: Localyte
Localyte.com connects travelers with Localytes: local people and services in travel destinations. A Localyte is a local person living in a travel destination who is passionate about sharing their knowledge with travelers.
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closed 1/25/2010 via PR Newswire

Fletcher Asset Management, Inc., acquired Newsweek Budget Travel, Inc.

synopsis: Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel President, Nancy Telliho, announced that an affiliate of Fletcher Asset Management, Inc. has officially closed on the purchase of Budget Travel and BudgetTravel.com from Newsweek, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of The Washington Post Company.
buyer: Fletcher Asset Management, Inc.
For more than 18 years, investments from Fletcher Asset Management, Fletcher International, Limited, and their affiliates have supported dynamic and responsible management teams leading more than 50,000 employees at dozens of promising companies in a variety of industries. "
target parent: The Washington Post Company
target: Newsweek Budget Travel, Inc.
Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel magazine is published monthly, except for combined issues, by Newsweek Budget Travel. BudgetTravel.com is the website for Budget Travel magazine.
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closed 12/15/2009 via Capital IQ

Scripps Networks, acquired Travel Channel Media

synopsis: Scripps Networks Interactive Inc., owner and operator of the Food Network and HGTV lifestyle television networks, has entered into a joint venture with Cox Communications Inc. by acquiring a controlling interest in the Travel Channel.
buyer parent: The E.W. Scripps Company
buyer: Scripps Networks (SNI:$3,439.68)
In addition to its popular TV networks and Web sites, Scripps Networks has launched HGTV and Food Network in high definition and is aggressively developing its emerging media platforms for broadband and video on demand. "
target parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
target: Travel Channel Media
Travel Channel has grown to become one of America’s best known cable television networks and reaches about 95 million U.S. television households. The television network supports a growing range of cross-platform initiatives including Internet, mobile and social media applications.
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closed 10/14/2009 via BusinessWire

Patrick Liotard-Vogt, acquired ASMALLWORLD

synopsis: Swiss entrepreneur Patrick Liotard-Vogt, 25, has purchased a controlling stake in the world’s leading online travel and lifestyle-based community ASMALLWORLD, from Bob and Harvey Weinstein.
buyer: Patrick Liotard-Vogt
Patrick Liotard-Vogt, who comes from a long line of founding shareholders and executives of the Nestle Corporation, is an established online entrepreneur. He has bought and sold several Swiss and German social networks and acts as CEO and Partner at The World’s Finest Clubs (www.finestclubs.com). "
target parent: Weinstein Company, LLC
target: ASMALLWORLD (SWX:ASWN:$7.10)
ASMALLWORLD (ASW) is a dynamic invitation-only social networking site that uniquely brings together an international group of people of diverse backgrounds and interests. Member profiles are real and validated, relationships and friends trusted, and connections authentic.
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closed 2/27/2009 via Folio: First Day

Adorama Camera, Inc., Millennium Ventures, acquired 8020 Media

synopsis: After several weeks of negotiations, a pair of investors, investment firm Millennium Ventures and New York-based camera retailer Adorama Camera, Inc. has acquired the assets of San Francisco-based 8020 Media, a publisher heralded for its community-driven editorial model which was shuttered earlier this year.
buyer: Millennium Ventures
buyer: Adorama Camera, Inc.
Millennium Ventures is an investment firm that was founded in 1996 . The firm has built a strong portfolio of companies in many different sectors for its investment business. It either renews acquired organizations or builds new ventures based on vibrant themes like photonics, media or other. "
target: 8020 Media
8020 Media is a revolutionary hybrid media company, bringing together the best of the web and print. We harness the diversity and depth of online communities to create printed magazines that are uniquely relevant and insightful with an incredibly engaged audience.
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Zoover International, acquired WeerOnline BV

synopsis: Zoover International, one of Europe's largest portals of holiday review content, announced that it has acquired WeerOnline BV, a global provider of meteorological content.
buyer: Zoover International
Zoover is the largest independent travel website in Europe which has free access for all visitors and is a orientated website with reviews and opinions of hotels, and destinations for travellers by travellers. Zoover has 700.000 reviews of more than 140,000 accommodations worldwide. "
target: WeerOnline BV
WeerOnline is one of the largest weather content sites in the Benelux with global weather forecasts, precipitation, and satellite images. Many tourists use this website to obtain weather forecasts and updates of their holiday destination.
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closed 9/22/2008 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired Yellowstone Journal Corporation

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. has acquired Yellowstone Journal Corporation. The new acquisition adds to AIM's growing portfolio of enthusiast magazines, consumer shows, books, and Internet sites, and further advances its expansion into the outdoor and Western travel markets.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
target: Yellowstone Journal Corporation
Yellowstone Journal Corporation is a tourism focused media group that produces two print publications, Yellowstone Journal and 99 Things to Do in Yellowstone County, as well as the industry-leading website, YellowstonePark.com.
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closed 7/1/2008 via PR Newswire

TripAdvisor, Inc., acquired VirtualTourist

synopsis: TripAdvisor LLC, the world's largest travel community and an operating company of Expedia, Inc. announced it has acquired VirtualTourist.com, Inc., a leader in user-generated travel content since 1999.
buyer parent: Expedia, Inc.
buyer: TripAdvisor, Inc. (TRIP:$1,462.00)
TripAdvisor® Media Network, operated by TripAdvisor, LLC, attracts nearly 36 million monthly visitors across 15 popular brands. Collectively, the sites comprising the TripAdvisor Media Network have won hundreds of awards and accolades from press and industry, worldwide. "
target: VirtualTourist
VirtualTourist.com is one of the largest online travel communities in the world and a premier resource for travelers seeking an insider perspective on travel information, from Las Vegas hotels to New York City restaurants.
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closed 2/14/2008 via PR Newswire

Trip Network, Inc., acquired Holiday Watchdog

synopsis: TripAdvisor, LLC, the world's largest travel community and an operating company of Expedia, Inc. has acquired Holiday Watchdog, http://www.holidaywatchdog.com, one of the most well-known user-generated travel sites in the U.K. Holiday Watchdog will continue to be operated as an independent site.
buyer parent: Expedia, Inc.
buyer: Trip Network, Inc.
TNI is the fourth largest full service online travel agent behind Expedia, Travelocity and Orbitz. Trip Network was established in March 2001 and began operating CheapTickets.com and Trip.com in October 2001 through licensing agreements with Cendant following the Company's acquisitions of Cheap Tic "
target: Holiday Watchdog
HolidayWatchdog.com is one of the Top 10 Travel information websites in the United Kingdom. Providing travel/holiday reviews written by real holidaymakers of holiday accommodations from around the world.
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SideStep, Inc, acquired TripUp, Inc.

synopsis: SideStep, Inc. the Internet's leading travel search company, announced the completion of its acquisition of TripUp, Inc., a unique community and social networking site dedicated to travel. The transaction was finalized on Monday, July 2, 2007.
buyer: SideStep, Inc
SideStep, the Internet's leading travel search company, delivers the most comprehensive selection of travel choices at the best prices to more than five million consumers each month. "
target: TripUp, Inc.
TripUp.com is the fastest growing community and social travel network on the web. Whether you are interested in meeting up with locals and fellow travelers on your next trip or linking up with a Trip Guru and obtaining candid trip advice, TripUp gets you connected before you depart.
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closed 5/23/2007 via PR Newswire

TripAdvisor, Inc., acquired The Independent Traveler, Inc.

synopsis: TripAdvisor, LLC, the world's largest travel community and an operating company of Expedia, Inc. has acquired The Independent Traveler, Inc., publisher of Cruise Critic, the leading cruise community and IndependentTraveler.com.
buyer parent: Expedia, Inc.
buyer: TripAdvisor, Inc. (TRIP:$1,462.00)
TripAdvisor® Media Network, operated by TripAdvisor, LLC, attracts nearly 36 million monthly visitors across 15 popular brands. Collectively, the sites comprising the TripAdvisor Media Network have won hundreds of awards and accolades from press and industry, worldwide. "
target: The Independent Traveler, Inc.
Over the past 16 years, The Independent Traveler has developed a loyal following and a devoted online community as it has expanded to include extensive worldwide travel bargains, travel advice, recommendations, and trip reports written by travelers.
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closed 5/8/2007 via PR Newswire

TripAdvisor, Inc., acquired Smarter Travel Media LLC

synopsis: TripAdvisor, LLC, the world's largest travel community and an operating company of Expedia, Inc. has acquired four travel media businesses, adding five travel community web domains. One of the recently acquired companies is Smarter Travel Media LLC. Terms are not being disclosed.
buyer parent: Expedia, Inc.
buyer: TripAdvisor, Inc. (TRIP:$1,462.00)
TripAdvisor® Media Network, operated by TripAdvisor, LLC, attracts nearly 36 million monthly visitors across 15 popular brands. Collectively, the sites comprising the TripAdvisor Media Network have won hundreds of awards and accolades from press and industry, worldwide. "
target: 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.
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announced 5/30/2006 via Reuters

TVN S.A., will acquire Grupa Onet.pl S.A.

synopsis: Poland's television broadcaster TVN said on Monday it signed an initial deal with ITI Media Group to buy a controlling stake in Grupa Onet.pl, which owns a leading Internet portal, for 1.1 billion zlotys.
buyer: TVN S.A.
TVN S.A. is a privately owned television broadcaster in Poland. It owns and operates two television channels: TVN and TVN Siedem. TVN is recognized in the Polish market as the television broadcaster of entertainment and of comprehensive independent news and current affairs programs. "
target: Grupa Onet.pl S.A.
Grupa Onet.pl S.A. focuses on running a Polish Web portal (Onet.pl). The Company also runs its own publishing house called Pascal Sp. z o.o. (Wydawnictwo Pascal), which publishes and distributes guidebooks, maps and other tourism related material.
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closed 9/21/2016 via Company Press Release

Lastminute.com Group, acquired WAYN

synopsis: Lastminute.com group, a European leader in the online travel and leisure industry, announced that it has acquired WAYN (Where Are You Now?) to implement a content factory within the Group and differentiate lastminute.com positioning against other online travel players. WAYN is the world’s largest social travel network with over 20 million members.
buyer: Lastminute.com Group (SWX:LMN:$401.16)
Lastminute.com Group is among the worldwide leaders in the online travel industry and operates a portfolio of well-known brannds. More than 10 million travellers book and manage their travel and leisure experiences through the Group’s websites and mobile apps. "
target: WAYN
WAYN (Where Are You Now?) is the world’s largest social travel network with over 20 million members. WAYN helps people to discover where to go and what to do, meet like-minded people and share travel experiences with others.
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closed 10/30/2014 via Reuters

Accor SA, acquired Wipolo

synopsis: As part of its latest digital initiative Accor S.A. purchased Wipolo, a travel social network which uses social media for organizing travel itineraries and discovering new destinations.
buyer: Accor SA (ENXTPA:AC:$2,283.39)
Accor, the European leader in hotels and tourism, and a global leader in corporate services. It offers to its individual and corporate clients nearly 40 years of expertise in its two core businesses: Hotels, and Services to corporate clients and public institutions. "
target: Wipolo
Wipolo is the travel social network, partner of Facebook and 100% mobile. Wipolo is a free online and mobile service for organizing travel itineraries and discovering new destinations through social media friends.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Jienem Co,. Ltd., acquired VOLO (Mobile App)

synopsis: Jienem, an online reservation service for guest houses, hostels and homestay in South Korea, has acquired VOLO from SK Planet, a provider of personalized commerce platform services. VOLO is a South Korean travel blogging mobile app that enables travelers to record each moment of their journey.
buyer: Jienem Co,. Ltd.
Jienem is an online reservation service for guest houses, hostels and homestay in South Korea. Their Monstay platform allows users to book a variety of room types, including guest houses, caravans, hotels, and more. Jienem has a network of over 300 guest house locations that users can choose from. "
target parent: SK Telecom
target: VOLO (Mobile App)
VOLO is a South Korean travel blogging mobile app that enables travelers to record each moment of their journey. With its travel-focused features, such as photos, locations, and routes, VOLO helps travelers to record their valuable experiences without difficulty.
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closed 2/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Espacio, acquired Hibiscus & Nomada Ltd

synopsis: Espacio, a Medellin, Colombia-based Incubator, announced it has acquired Hibiscus & Nomada, a leading travel blog that aims to document the affordable way to discovering the unexplored. In addition to its blog, Hibiscus & Nomada provides travel guides to Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
buyer: Espacio
Espacio is a media incubator located in the heart of Medellin, Colombia. Their three missions are to further Medellin as a center of innovation, to be the best place in the world to start new businesses, and to advance the media and PR industries. "
target: Hibiscus & Nomada Ltd
Hibiscus & Nomada is a leading travel blog that provides backpacker travel guides to destinations around the world. Hibiscus & Nomada shares stories of adventures proving that the riches of the world are within everyone’s reach.
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closed 9/2/2015 via Company Press Release

Choice Group Asia, acquired Thaivisa.com

synopsis: Choice Group Asia announced the acquisition of Thaivisa.com and its associated platforms and products from Thaivisa Expat Group Co. Ltd. Thaivisa provides both local and international news to expats living in Thailand.
buyer: Choice Group Asia
Choice Group Asia was set up in 2009 and operated both in the real estate channel and digital media with Inspire eMagazine. Inspire quickly developed in the region of Pattaya on multiple online platform and quickly established itself as a leader in sharing events and offers to expats in that region."
target: Thaivisa.com
Thaivisa.com began life as a single static web page providing information and brief explanations to the various visa types avaialble in Thailand. Since its launch, Thaivisa.com has grown into the largest English language forum in the world regarding everything and anything related to Thailand.
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