Like Tripology, Inc.

closed 4/17/2013 via PR Newswire

The USA Today Travel Media Group, acquired Tripology, Inc.

synopsis: USA TODAY Travel Media Group announced its acquisition of Tripology, an interactive travel referral service focused on connecting travelers with experienced travel specialists. USA TODAY plans to offer Tripology.com referral services across Gannett media outlets, which include a network of more than 100 local and national websites.
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: The USA Today Travel Media Group
The USA TODAY Travel Media Group was officially formed in November 2011, to develop products and solutions for connected, on-the-go travelers. It encompasses all travel initiatives across USA TODAY, including digital, magazines, print, mobile and tablet. "
target parent: Rand McNally & Company
target: Tripology, Inc.
Tripology is an interactive travel referral service focused on connecting travelers with qualified and customer-rated travel specialists. Available free to consumers, Tripology utilizes proprietary technology to match traveler requests with travel professionals.
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closed 7/1/2019 via Company Press Release

lm group, acquired Qixxit

synopsis: lm group, a European leader in the online travel and leisure industry, announced the acquisition of the intermodal travel platform Qixxit from Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures. Founded in 2017 in Berlin, Qixxit has been developing an integrated travel platform and app that combines long-distance bus, train and flight options.
buyer: lm group (SWX:LMN:$332.62)
lm group is among the worldwide leaders in the online travel industry and operates a portfolio of well-known brands such as lastminute.com, Volagratis, Rumbo, weg.de, Bravofly, Jetcost and Hotelscan. "
target parent: Deutsche Bahn AG
target: Qixxit
Founded in 2017 in Berlin, Qixxit has been developing an integrated travel platform and app that combines long-distance bus, train and flight options to create the best connected journey, providing customers with an individually designed travel experience.
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announced 2/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

Thor Industries Inc., Tourism Holdings Ltd., will acquire Roadtrippers

synopsis: Digital road trip planning developer Roadtrippers has a deal to be acquired along with Roadtrippers Australasia by a newly formed joint venture involving Elkhart, Ind-based publicly traded recreational vehicle maker Thor Industries Inc. and New Zealand-based Tourism Holdings Ltd.
buyer: Thor Industries Inc. (THO:$7,770.09)
buyer: Tourism Holdings Ltd. (NZSE:THL:$250.64)
TH2 is a newly formed joint venture involving Elkhart, Ind.-based publicly traded recreational vehicle maker Thor Industries Inc. and New Zealand-based Tourism Holdings Ltd., billed as the world’s largest RV rental and sales operator. "
target: Roadtrippers
Roadtrippers is the nation's fastest-growing web and mobile travel planning platform, with over 5.5 million trips booked to-date. Roadtrippers has developed an app that helps users not only plan road trips but discover cool things to see and do along the way.
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closed 12/5/2016 via AP - Associated Press

Torpedo7 Ltd, acquired Travelbug and BookIt

synopsis: Trade Me Group has sold its accommodation website Travelbug and online booking engine BookIt, to interests associated with the Torpedo7 sporting goods site. The sale is to Travel Booking Services 2016 LP, a limited partnership with investors that include the founders of the successful Torpedo7.
buyer parent: The Warehouse Group Limited
buyer: Torpedo7 Ltd
Torpedo7 Ltd. is a New Zealand based online retailer for outdoor gear, such as bicycle parts, apparel, skiing and fishing hardware, and adventure protection products, etc. Travel Booking Services 2016 LP is a limited partnership with investors that include the founders of the successful Torpedo7. "
target parent: Trade Me Ltd
target: Travelbug and BookIt
BookIt is New Zealand's established, proven, reliable and truly independent online booking market place. BookIt is the booking engine behind many leading travel websites. Travelbug has New Zealand's best range of online bookable accommodation available.
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closed 7/22/2015 via BNC Analysis

ClickTripz, acquired TheSuitest

synopsis: TheSuitest, a hotel search engine that crunches data to give additional information on room options, was acquired by ClickTripz, a travel technology company that builds innovative software solutions to serve the needs of suppliers, publishers, advertisers and travelers.
buyer: ClickTripz
ClickTripz is a travel technology company that builds innovative software solutions to serve the needs of suppliers, publishers, advertisers and travelers. "
target: TheSuitest
TheSuitest is a hotel search engine that empowers travelers to make optimal hotel room choices using big-data analysis wrapped in a sleek and intuitive user interface.
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closed 6/26/2014 via BNC Analysis

Skyscanner, acquired Youbibi

synopsis: Skyscanner, a passenger flight, hotel and car hire search engine, has acquired Chinese metasearch company Youbibi. The company provides a travel search and trip planning website. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Shenzen, China.
buyer: Skyscanner
Skyscanner is a leading global travel search site, providing instant online comparisons for millions of flights on over a thousand airlines, as well as car hire, hotels, holidays and insurance. Its flexible search options mean users can browse prices, allowing them to get the best deals. "
target: Youbibi
Youbibi operates travel search and trip planning website. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Shenzen, China.
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on offer 1/5/2012 via BNC Analysis

Venture Republic Inc, offer to acquire Venture Republic Inc

synopsis: Kei Shibata, President and Representative Director of Venture Republic, made a proposal to acquire the remaining 90.5% stake in Venture Republic Inc. from multiple shareholders.
buyer: Venture Republic Inc
Venture Republic's mission is to help consumers make ideal buying decisions. They operate multi branded vertical search engines and user generated product review services over the Internet across the different product categories such as travel and shopping. "
target: Venture Republic Inc
Venture Republic's mission is to help consumers make ideal buying decisions. They operate multi branded vertical search engines and user generated product review services over the Internet across the different product categories such as travel and shopping.
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closed 12/1/2011 via BusinessWire

Tours4Fun, acquired Discover Tour Guides

synopsis: Tours4Fun, an online sightseeing tour supplier, has acquired the tour provider and travel network site Discover Tour Guides. With Discover Tour Guides, travelers can select their tour guide and talk to the guide beforehand to coordinate what they want to do so they can have the exact experience they are looking for.
buyer: Tours4Fun
Tours4Fun, founded in 2006, is a thriving online travel supplier, dedicated to providing the finest online purchasing experience for all your travel needs. Tours4Fun strives to be the ultimate online travel superstore with the widest selection and best prices. "
target: Discover Tour Guides
Discover Tour Guides is one of the largest online networks of certified local guides. On DiscoverTourGuides.com travelers can peruse guide profiles, rates, certificates, qualification information, reviews, ask questions and book directly online.
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closed 10/26/2010 via Market Wire

Viator, Inc., acquired OurExplorer

synopsis: Viator, Inc., the parent company of Viator.com, the leading resource for researching and booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices, announced the acquisition of Sydney-based OurExplorer.com, an online resource for identifying and booking qualified private tour guides around the world.
buyer: Viator, Inc.
Viator is the world's leading online resource for travel experiences, providing access to more than 5,500 tours, attractions and activities in 450-plus destinations in 75 countries. "
target: OurExplorer
OurExplorer.com has built a global online network of professional tour guides who specialize in the most popular destinations like London, New York and Paris, as well as more off-the-beaten-path destinations including places like La Paz (Bolivia), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and Thimphu (Bhutan).
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closed 5/18/2010 via Company Press Release

Priceline, acquired TravelJigsaw LTD

synopsis: Priceline announced that it acquired the Manchester, U.K.-headquartered TravelJigsaw, a multinational rental-car service, for an undisclosed sum. TravelJigsaw offers car rental services in 4,000 locations in 80 countries, with a heavy presence in Europe and Asia-Pacific.
buyer: Priceline (NasdaqGS:BKNG:$14,527.00)
Priceline.com offers products for sale in two categories: a travel service that offers leisure airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, vacation packages and cruises; and a personal finance service that offers home mortgages, refinancing and home equity loans through an independent licensee. "
target: TravelJigsaw LTD
TravelJigsaw offers car rental services in 4,000 locations in 80 countries, with a heavy presence in Europe and Asia-Pacific. TravelJigsaw offers customer support in 20 languages, and international customers can rent cars through the company’s almost two dozen branded websites.
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closed 3/18/2010 via PR Newswire

Rand McNally & Company, acquired Tripology, Inc.

synopsis: Rand McNally, a leader in maps, navigation, and destination related content, unveiled its recent acquisition, Tripology. Tripology matches on-line consumers with travel specialists, who are destination experts in planning and booking trips, including: weddings, honeymoons, family reunions, and corporate retreats worldwide.
buyer: Rand McNally & Company
Rand McNally is the most trusted source for maps, directions, and travel content. Rand McNally's products and services include: Interactive travel service, IntelliRoute® truck routing software and GPS devices; and the leading geography-based educational resources for the classroom. "
target: Tripology, Inc.
Tripology is an interactive travel referral service focused on connecting travelers with qualified and customer-rated travel specialists. Available free to consumers, Tripology utilizes proprietary technology to match traveler requests with travel professionals.
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closed 12/28/2006 via Company Press Release

First Choice Holidays plc, acquired LateRooms Ltd.

synopsis: First Choice Holidays PLC has purchased LateRooms Limited www.laterooms.com a leading online price comparator and seller of late availability hotel rooms.
buyer: First Choice Holidays plc
First Choice Holidays PLC has changed since 1994 from being a predominantly UK-based mainstream holidays brand, to a leading international leisure travel company. The Group has been operating in various forms since 1973 when it began life as Owners Abroad. "
target parent: ECI Partners
target: LateRooms Ltd.
LateRooms is the hotel industry's late availability database providing over 500,000 hotel deals and discount hotels across the UK and Worldwide. With up to 70% off thousands of discount hotel rooms in properties ranging from luxury hotels, unique guest houses, city apartments to bed and breakfasts.
price ($mm)
$219
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closed 3/6/2019 via PR Web

HotelPlanner.com, acquired Room 77, Inc.

synopsis: HotelPlanner, a leading online seller of group hotel bookings and individual hotel stays worldwide, announced the acquisition of Room 77, a search engine that finds highly competitive rates at more than 200,000 hotels around the world.
buyer: HotelPlanner.com
HotelPlanner is the leading provider of online services in the global hotel marketplace, and an established resource for group event planners and hotel partners alike. "
target: Room 77, Inc.
Room 77 allows travelers to quickly compare prices across every online travel agency and more, shop across a variety of room types and book more than 200,000 hotels worldwide.
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closed 5/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Campsy B.V., acquired Camping and Co

synopsis: The Camping and Co booking platform is taken over by the German Rocket Internet incubator. It merges the young Breton company with Campsy. Camping-and-co.com is the specialist of online camping reservations, with a selection of 1,500 establishments of categories 3 to 5 stars, spread across Europe.
buyer parent: Rocket Internet
buyer: Campsy B.V.
Campsy is an online booking platform for camping vacations, offering customers the choice to stay in caravans, mobile homes, tents or cabins. Now operating in Germany and The Netherlands, the platform lists hundreds of campsites, giving users the option of filtering by type, location or price. "
target: Camping and Co
Camping-and-co.com is the specialist of online camping reservations, with a selection of 1,500 establishments of categories 3 to 5 stars, spread across Europe. Based in Saint-Malo, the company distributes its offers to French, British, German, Dutch, Italian and Spanish clients.
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closed 8/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

Campingfinder merged with CampDay,

synopsis: Germany’s CampDay and the Netherlands’ Campingfinder have announced a merger of their online camping facilities booking services. The two booking platforms will now operate under the new name Campsy to further develop their presence in the German and Dutch markets with further European expansion planned for 2017.
buyer: CampDay
CampDay develops an online booking platform for camping sites and outdoor holiday spots. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Berlin, Germany. "
target: Campingfinder
Campingfinder helps users find and book their favorite campsites or bungalow online. Campingfinder was established in 2014 with the goal to offer a complete and clear overview of camp sites and bungalow parcs with the possibility to book directly, easily and quickly.
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closed 5/7/2013 via PR Newswire

TripAdvisor LLC, acquired Niumba.com

synopsis: TripAdvisor, Inc., announced it has acquired Niumba.com, a leading vacation rentals website. Niumba features more than 230,000 properties globally and brings to TripAdvisor the world's largest collection of Spanish vacation rentals with more than 120,000 properties in Spain.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: TripAdvisor LLC (TRIP:$1,571.00)
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: Niumba.com
Niumba.com offers its users access to the largest selection of Tourist Properties in Spain. The Niumba.com team is made up of Internet Professionals with wide knowledge of the Tourist Properties sector.
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announced 12/6/2005 via BusinessWire

WVR Group, will acquire Vacation Villas International GmbH

synopsis: WVR Group - operator of a network of the world's most complete vacation rental Web sites -- today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Vacation Villas International GmbH (VVI) of Kassel, Germany. VVI's flagship Web site, www.fewo-direkt.de, is the leading provider of online vacation rentals to the German-speaking market.
buyer: WVR Group
WVR Group is dedicated to connecting people to the perfect rental home for their next vacation. Through a network of industry-leading vacation rental listing sites, WVR provides owners & managers of vacation rental properties the most cost-effective way to reach travelers who seek to rent. "
target: Vacation Villas International GmbH
Founded in 1997, Vacation Villas International GmbH quickly became the largest vacation rental listing Web site in Germany, with more than 9,600 listed properties in Europe and around the world.
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closed 12/30/2015 via BNC Analysis

OneTwoTrip, acquired Corner

synopsis: Flight metasearch application Corner has been acquired by Russian online travel agency OneTwoTrip. Corner is the fastest way to book a flight to any corner of the world. Just select travel dates and select flights, without looking through thousands of meaningless options.
buyer: OneTwoTrip
OneTwoTrip was established in May 2011 and is now one of the largest online travel agencies in Europe, with over 100 employees and offices in six countries. OneTwoTrip has developed a proprietary online platform to work with travel industry's most respected global distribution booking systems. "
target: Corner
Corner is the fastest way to book a flight to any corner of the world. Just select travel dates and select flights, without looking through thousands of meaningless options, and compare prices and book flights right in the app from any travel agent or airline.
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closed 6/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

Seloger.com SA, acquired Vacances.com

synopsis: Selonger.com SA acquired Vacances.com. Vacances.com lists over 12,000 listings of vacation rentals in five European countries.
buyer parent: Axel Springer Digital Classifieds GmbH
buyer: Seloger.com SA (SELOF:$0.00)
Seloger.com SA is a leading operator of online portals dedicated to the posting of property advertisements in France. Seloger has a portfolio of 1.1 million online property advertisements, a reach of 3.1 million unique users and 14.1 million visits per month. "
target: Vacances.com
Vacances.com was founded in 1996. They help rental agencies and private people looking to rent out property by offering the the tools to make properties needed to be rented out seen all over the world.
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closed 4/2/2012 via PR Newswire

HomeAway, Inc., acquired Toprural

synopsis: HomeAway, Inc., the world's largest online marketplace for vacation rentals, announced its acquisition of Top Rural S.L. (dba Toprural®), the leading site for independently-owned rural accommodations in Southern Europe. The site incorporates both bed and breakfasts and vacation rentals, which reflects the core of HomeAway's inventory.
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: Toprural
Top Rural S.L. (dba Toprural®), is the leading site for independently-owned rural accommodations in Southern Europe. The site, www.toprural.com, incorporates both bed and breakfasts and vacation rentals.
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$16
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closed 4/17/2013 via PR Newswire

The USA Today Travel Media Group, acquired Tripology, Inc.

synopsis: USA TODAY Travel Media Group announced its acquisition of Tripology, an interactive travel referral service focused on connecting travelers with experienced travel specialists. USA TODAY plans to offer Tripology.com referral services across Gannett media outlets, which include a network of more than 100 local and national websites.
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: The USA Today Travel Media Group
The USA TODAY Travel Media Group was officially formed in November 2011, to develop products and solutions for connected, on-the-go travelers. It encompasses all travel initiatives across USA TODAY, including digital, magazines, print, mobile and tablet. "
target parent: Rand McNally & Company
target: Tripology, Inc.
Tripology is an interactive travel referral service focused on connecting travelers with qualified and customer-rated travel specialists. Available free to consumers, Tripology utilizes proprietary technology to match traveler requests with travel professionals.
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closed 3/18/2010 via PR Newswire

Rand McNally & Company, acquired Tripology, Inc.

synopsis: Rand McNally, a leader in maps, navigation, and destination related content, unveiled its recent acquisition, Tripology. Tripology matches on-line consumers with travel specialists, who are destination experts in planning and booking trips, including: weddings, honeymoons, family reunions, and corporate retreats worldwide.
buyer: Rand McNally & Company
Rand McNally is the most trusted source for maps, directions, and travel content. Rand McNally's products and services include: Interactive travel service, IntelliRoute® truck routing software and GPS devices; and the leading geography-based educational resources for the classroom. "
target: Tripology, Inc.
Tripology is an interactive travel referral service focused on connecting travelers with qualified and customer-rated travel specialists. Available free to consumers, Tripology utilizes proprietary technology to match traveler requests with travel professionals.
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closed 5/23/2014 via PR Newswire

The USA Today Travel Media Group, acquired HotelMe

synopsis: Gannett Co., Inc. announced it has concluded the purchase of HotelMe, a website providing authenticated user-generated hotel reviews. Launched in 2012, HotelMe is a joint venture between Gannett, USA TODAY Travel Media Group and District Hospitality Partners.
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: The USA Today Travel Media Group
The USA TODAY Travel Media Group was officially formed in November 2011, to develop products and solutions for connected, on-the-go travelers. It encompasses all travel initiatives across USA TODAY, including digital, magazines, print, mobile and tablet. "
target parent: District Hospitality Partners
target: HotelMe
HotelMe, a new web site for consumer travelers, is on a mission to become the most credible source of travel reviews on the internet. The company is in partnership with one of the largest media firms in the world, is well funded, and has mass-market consumer distribution agreements.
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closed 4/17/2013 via PR Newswire

The USA Today Travel Media Group, acquired Tripology, Inc.

synopsis: USA TODAY Travel Media Group announced its acquisition of Tripology, an interactive travel referral service focused on connecting travelers with experienced travel specialists. USA TODAY plans to offer Tripology.com referral services across Gannett media outlets, which include a network of more than 100 local and national websites.
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: The USA Today Travel Media Group
The USA TODAY Travel Media Group was officially formed in November 2011, to develop products and solutions for connected, on-the-go travelers. It encompasses all travel initiatives across USA TODAY, including digital, magazines, print, mobile and tablet. "
target parent: Rand McNally & Company
target: Tripology, Inc.
Tripology is an interactive travel referral service focused on connecting travelers with qualified and customer-rated travel specialists. Available free to consumers, Tripology utilizes proprietary technology to match traveler requests with travel professionals.
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closed 1/15/2013 via PR Newswire

The USA Today Travel Media Group, acquired 10Best, Inc.

synopsis: The USA Today Travel Media Group announced that it has completed its acquisition of 10Best.com. 10Best.com provides users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world.
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: The USA Today Travel Media Group
The USA Today Travel Media Group was officially formed in November 2011, to develop products and solutions for connected, on-the-go travelers. It encompasses all travel initiatives across USA TODAY, including digital, magazines, print, mobile and tablet. "
target parent: Travora Media, Inc.
target: 10Best, Inc.
10Best.com provides users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world.
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closed 4/17/2013 via PR Newswire

The USA Today Travel Media Group, acquired Tripology, Inc.

synopsis: USA TODAY Travel Media Group announced its acquisition of Tripology, an interactive travel referral service focused on connecting travelers with experienced travel specialists. USA TODAY plans to offer Tripology.com referral services across Gannett media outlets, which include a network of more than 100 local and national websites.
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: The USA Today Travel Media Group
The USA TODAY Travel Media Group was officially formed in November 2011, to develop products and solutions for connected, on-the-go travelers. It encompasses all travel initiatives across USA TODAY, including digital, magazines, print, mobile and tablet. "
target parent: Rand McNally & Company
target: Tripology, Inc.
Tripology is an interactive travel referral service focused on connecting travelers with qualified and customer-rated travel specialists. Available free to consumers, Tripology utilizes proprietary technology to match traveler requests with travel professionals.
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closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lonely Planet, acquired ArrivalGuides

synopsis: Lonely Planet, a publisher of travel guidebooks, city guides, and maps, has acquired ArrivalGuides, the world's largest distributor of destination content. ArrivalGuides represents more than 550 destinations and official tourist boards, who manage their own destination information in ArrivaGuide's content management system.
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 parent: Eniro AB
target: ArrivalGuides
ArrivalGuides is the world's largest distributor of destination content. ArrivalGuides represents more than 550 destinations and official tourist boards, who manage their own destination information in ArrivaGuide's content management system.
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closed 12/21/2018 via Company Press Release

HolidayCheck AG, acquired Beach-Inspector GmbH

synopsis: HolidayCheck, a leading travel website, has acquired the main assets of Beach-Inspector GmbH, the world's largest beach information and rating platform. They help users to find a list of dream beaches that reach their expectations with just a few clicks. They are based in Berlin, Germany.
buyer: HolidayCheck AG (DB:HOC:$162.04)
HolidayCheck is a leading travel website where users can easily find and book their perfect holiday and share their holiday experience. They are based in Switzerland. "
target: Beach-Inspector GmbH
Beach-Inspector is the world's largest beach information and rating platform. They help users to find a list of dream beaches that reach their expectations with just a few clicks. They are based in Berlin, Germany.
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closed 4/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bose, acquired Detour, Inc.

synopsis: Bose, an audio equipment manufacturer, has acquired Detour, a mobile app that allows users to experience location-aware audio tours. Detour's tours guides users to fascinating places they wouldn’t find and are narrated by locals, like journalists and activists, giving users an authentic look at the city they are visiting.
buyer: Bose
Bose is a research company that develops sound solutions for the entertainment, home audio, aviation, and automotive industries. Bose products for the home, in the car, on the go and in public spaces have become iconic, changing the way people listen to music. "
target: Detour, Inc.
Detour is a mobile app that allows users to experience location-aware audio tours. Detour guides users to fascinating places they wouldn’t find, and stories they can't see. The tours are narrated by locals, like journalists and activists, giving users an authentic look at the city they are visiting.
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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 11/6/2017 via Company Press Release

MairDumont, acquired Kunth Verlag GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: Mairdumont GmbH & Co KG, the leading tourism information company in Germany and Europe, has acquired Kunth Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, a company that publishes travel literature, illustrated books, maps, and calendars. Both companies are based in Germany.
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: Kunth Verlag GmbH & Co. KG
Kunth Verlag GmbH & Co. KG publishes travel literature, illustrated books, maps, and calendars. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Munich, Germany.
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closed 10/11/2017 via Company Press Release

Musement, acquired Triposo

synopsis: Musement, the travel tech startup that lets users discover and book local tours and attractions, announced the acquisition of travel content platform Triposo. Triposo uses a clever algorithm that peruses the web and crunches through millions of websites and reviews.
buyer: Musement
Launched in Milan in 2013, Musement is a travel discovery and booking service that allows users to get the best from their travel destinations by providing a great choice of local tours and attractions to discover and book. "
target: Triposo
Triposo is a smart travel content platform. A clever algorithm peruses the web and crunches through millions of websites and reviews. The Triposo travel guide app allows travelers to choose their favorite hotels, sights, activities and restaurants and add them to their bucket list.
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announced 10/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

APA Publications UK Ltd., will acquire Rough Guides Ltd.

synopsis: APA Publications, the publisher of the Insight Guides and Berlitz travel and language-learning guides, will acquire Rough Guides from Dorling Kindersley, a publisher of reference books for adults and children. Rough Guides is a travel publisher known for their accurate and up-to-date content. Their guidebooks cover over 120 worldwide destinations.
buyer: APA Publications UK Ltd.
APA Publications (APA) is the publisher of the Insight Guides and Berlitz travel and language-learning guides. They have over 40 years’ experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. APA produces around 400 full-colour titles and covers more than 200 destinations across the globe. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Rough Guides Ltd.
Rough Guides is a leading travel publisher known for its “tell it like it is” attitude, accurate, up-to-date content and authoritative contemporary writing. Rough Guides publishes guidebooks on more than 120 worldwide destinations and dictionary phrasebooks for 18 languages.
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closed 5/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

TATERU bnb, acquired Wanderpass

synopsis: iVacation Co., Ltd., a company based in Tokyo, Japan that is behind the development of TATERU bnb and TATERU Phone, has acquired Wanderpass, an audio guide which leads travelers through the city as if they were in a museum. The audio guide will provide users with fascinating information about the best areas of Tokyo.
buyer parent: Investors Cloud Co., Ltd.
buyer: TATERU bnb
iVacation Co., Ltd. is a company based in Tokyo, Japan that is behind the development of TATERU bnb and TATERU Phone. TATERU bnb is a vacation rental marketplace. TATERU phone is a mobile concierge service for travelers to Japan. "
target: Wanderpass
Wanderpass provides an audio guide which leads travelers through the city as if they were in a museum. The audio guide will provide users with fascinating information about the best areas of Tokyo such as Asakusa, Ueno, Ginza, Nihonbashi, and Kagurazaka as you walk around the cities.
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announced 5/28/2014 via BNC Analysis

World Guide Publishing, will acquire Trip Companion Books Publishing Company

synopsis: World Guide Publishing, an independent publisher of books, magazines, and, online newspapers, has entered an agreement to acquire Trip Companion Books Publishing Company, a Denver, Colorado based publishing company dedicated to bringing high quality travel books to the masses from the best travel writers and travel photographers in the business.
buyer: World Guide Publishing
World Guide Publishing has just one objective: to create and distribute exceptional travel and travel related books that provide information to the general public. "
target: Trip Companion Books Publishing Company
Trip Companion Books Publishing Company was founded in 1995. They bring high quality travel books to the masses from the best travel writers and travel photographers in the business. They only accept submissions for travel related books and travel guidebooks from well established writers.
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closed 4/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Arthur Frommer, acquired Frommer's

synopsis: Google has sold Frommer’s back to the founder of the company, Arthur Frommer. Frommer's is a travel guidebook series and one of the bestselling travel guides in America. The series began in 1957 with the publication of Arthur Frommer's book, Europe on $5 a Day.
buyer: Arthur Frommer
Arthur Frommer founded the Frommer’s guidebook series of books in 1957 with one of the first publications called “Europe on $5 a Day.” "
target parent: Google Inc.
target: Frommer's
Since the 1957 publication of Arthur Frommer's revolutionary Europe on $5 a Day, the Frommer's collection of travel products has expanded to include over 300 guidebooks as well as this popular Frommers.com Web site, reaffirming Frommer's as the most trusted name in travel today.
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announced 3/20/2013 via BNC Analysis

NC2 Media, will acquire Lonely Planet

synopsis: BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, is selling its Lonely Planet travel guide business to NC2 Media. Travel publisher Lonely Planet has printed approximately 120M books in 11 languages and is the number one travel guide book brand in the U.S., Australia and the UK.
buyer: NC2 Media
NC2 Media is a US based media company primarily engaged in the creation, acquisition, and distribution of quality digital content and the development of the technologies to make that possible. "
target parent: British Broadcasting Corporation
target: 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.
price ($mm)
$62
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closed 1/15/2013 via PR Newswire

The USA Today Travel Media Group, acquired 10Best, Inc.

synopsis: The USA Today Travel Media Group announced that it has completed its acquisition of 10Best.com. 10Best.com provides users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world.
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: The USA Today Travel Media Group
The USA Today Travel Media Group was officially formed in November 2011, to develop products and solutions for connected, on-the-go travelers. It encompasses all travel initiatives across USA TODAY, including digital, magazines, print, mobile and tablet. "
target parent: Travora Media, Inc.
target: 10Best, Inc.
10Best.com provides users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world.
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closed 11/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

Mehan EduSolutions, acquired Indiantravels.com

synopsis: Mehan EduSolutions Pvt. Ltd has acquired Indiantravels.com, an on-line travel portal which offers details about numerous tours and packages that a visitor to the web site can pick from.
buyer: Mehan EduSolutions
Mehan EduSolutions is a Private Limited Company that provides online information to students and parents across various categories like colleges, schools, universities, careers, mba, engineering, medical, etc. "
target: Indiantravels.com
Indiantravels.com is an online travel portal which provides information about various tours and packages that a visitor to the site can choose from. Whether it is a hotel reservation or a tour booking or renting vehicles, the site covers them all.
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closed 11/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

Mehan EduSolutions, acquired Indiasite.com

synopsis: Mehan Edusolutions Pvt. Ltd has acquired Indiasite.com, a site about India which comprehensively covers various facets such as its festivals, history, culture, wildlife, forts, monuments in India, various holiday destinations and historic places to name a few.
buyer: Mehan EduSolutions
Mehan Edusolutions is a Private Limited Company that provides online information to students and parents across various categories like colleges, schools, universities, careers, mba, engineering, medical, etc. "
target: Indiasite.com
Indiasite.com is a site about India which comprehensively covers various facets such as its festivals, history, culture, wildlife, forts, monuments in India, various holiday destinations and historic places to name a few.
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closed 10/2/2012 via PR Newswire

TripAdvisor, LLC, acquired Wanderfly

synopsis: TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site, announced it has acquired Wanderfly, a travel inspiration site. Wanderfly is the best place to discover and share personalized travel recommendations. Their premise is simple: everyone travels differently, so people need different recommendations.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: TripAdvisor, LLC (TRIP:$1,571.00)
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: Wanderfly
Wanderfly is the best place to discover and share personalized travel recommendations. Their premise is simple: everyone travels differently, so people need different recommendations. Wanderfly makes travel planning more personal, simple, fun, human and inspiring.
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closed 8/13/2012 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Frommer's

synopsis: Google has announced that it is buying the Frommer's travel guidebooks from John Wiley & Sons. Google intends to integrate the Frommer's content with Zagat over time, but it will initially offer the reviews of hotels, restaurants and sights across the world on the Web under the Frommer's brand name.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$161,857.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target parent: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
target: Frommer's
Since the 1957 publication of Arthur Frommer's revolutionary Europe on $5 a Day, the Frommer's collection of travel products has expanded to include over 300 guidebooks as well as this popular Frommers.com Web site, reaffirming Frommer's as the most trusted name in travel today.
price ($mm)
$22
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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.
price ($mm)
$272*
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closed 4/24/2012 via Market Wire

Travora Media, Inc., acquired The Nile Project, Inc.

synopsis: Travora Media, creating a next-generation media brand in travel with local, social and mobile content services, announced the acquisition of The Nile Project, Inc (Nile Media), a San Francisco-based company with a portfolio of 3 well-known websites: NileGuide, 10Best, and Localyte and mobile apps focused on providing local expertise to travelers.
buyer: Travora Media, Inc.
Travora Media Inc. represents the next generation of travel media and information, with hundreds of travel style websites and mobile apps and 26 million qualified travelers under its umbrella. Travora offers exclusive publisher representation across all stages of the travel lifecycle. "
target: The Nile Project, Inc.
The Nile Project, Inc. is a unique collection of industry-leading travel sites (10Best.com, NileGuide.com and Localyte.com) that provide sophisticated, modern travelers with everything they need to plan their perfect trip.
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closed 2/3/2011 via PR Newswire

TripAdvisor, LLC, acquired EveryTrail

synopsis: TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site and an operating company of Expedia, Inc., announced it has expanded its mobile travel offering with the acquisition of Palo Alto, California-based EveryTrail®. EveryTrail has developed a GPS-enabled publishing platform to create outdoor tours and city guides for mobile devices.
buyer parent: Expedia, Inc.
buyer: TripAdvisor, LLC (TRIP:$1,571.00)
TripAdvisor® Media Network, operated by TripAdvisor, LLC, attracts nearly 36 million monthly visitors across 15 popular brands. Collectively, the sites comprising the TripAdvisor Media Network have won hundreds of awards and accolades from press and industry, worldwide. "
target: EveryTrail
EveryTrail is a global web2.0 platform for geo-tagged user-generated travel content that’s changing the way millions of people share travel experiences and plan trips. EveryTrail makes it easy to share travel experiences, through interactive maps that include photos plotted along the trip route.
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Tomorrow Focus AG
Tomorrow Focus AG
Tomorrow Focus AG is based in Munich, Germany, and is one of the leading exchange-listed Internet groups in Germany. The Group has a workforce of around 750, and its business operations are divided into three segments: Online-Travel, Publishing and Subscription.
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2015
rev ($mm)
$184.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.23
EBIT ($mm)
($0.07)
Net Income ($mm)
$19.84
Employees
789
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Ticker: TRIP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TripAdvisor LLC
TripAdvisor LLC
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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,571.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$244.00
EBIT ($mm)
$192.00
Net Income ($mm)
$118.00
Employees
3803
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Ticker: LTRP.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.
Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.
Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.'s businesses consist of its subsidiaries TripAdvisor and BuySeasons. TripAdvisor is the world's largest online travel community. BuySeasons is a leading online retailer of costumes and party supplies.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,549.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$238.00
EBIT ($mm)
$15.00
Net Income ($mm)
$30.00
Employees
3485
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Ticker: LSE:MONY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Group PLC provides online price comparison services in the UK. Through their Websites MoneySuperMarket.com, MoneySavingExpert.com, and TravelsuperMarket.com, they provide online services to compare various products in the financial, insurance, travel, and home services markets.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$463.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$161.90
EBIT ($mm)
$149.94
Net Income ($mm)
$109.86
Employees
631
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Ticker: TSE:9475
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mapple
Mapple
Mapple produces and publishes maps, magazines, and guidebooks for tourists. Mapple has established its status of being Japan's number one and only brand in the field of geographical information tailored to sightseeing.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$103.92
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.73)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.34)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
468
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Ticker: TRIP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TripAdvisor LLC
TripAdvisor LLC
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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,571.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$244.00
EBIT ($mm)
$192.00
Net Income ($mm)
$118.00
Employees
3803
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Ticker: LTRP.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.
Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.
Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.'s businesses consist of its subsidiaries TripAdvisor and BuySeasons. TripAdvisor is the world's largest online travel community. BuySeasons is a leading online retailer of costumes and party supplies.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,549.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$238.00
EBIT ($mm)
$15.00
Net Income ($mm)
$30.00
Employees
3485
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Ticker: LSE:MONY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Group PLC provides online price comparison services in the UK. Through their Websites MoneySuperMarket.com, MoneySavingExpert.com, and TravelsuperMarket.com, they provide online services to compare various products in the financial, insurance, travel, and home services markets.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$463.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$161.90
EBIT ($mm)
$149.94
Net Income ($mm)
$109.86
Employees
631
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Ticker: DB:TFA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tomorrow Focus AG
Tomorrow Focus AG
Tomorrow Focus AG is based in Munich, Germany, and is one of the leading exchange-listed Internet groups in Germany. The Group has a workforce of around 750, and its business operations are divided into three segments: Online-Travel, Publishing and Subscription.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$184.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.23
EBIT ($mm)
($0.07)
Net Income ($mm)
$19.84
Employees
789
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Ticker: YELP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yelp
Yelp
Yelp connects people with great local businesses. Their users have contributed more than 71 million cumulative reviews of almost every type of local business, from restaurants, boutiques and salons to dentists, mechanics, plumbers and more.
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2017
rev ($mm)
$787.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$42.69
EBIT ($mm)
$15.69
Net Income ($mm)
$13.14
Employees
4256
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Ticker: GAIA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gaiam, Inc.
Gaiam, Inc.
Gaiam, Inc. is a leading producer and marketer of lifestyle media and fitness accessories. The company dominates the health and wellness category and releases non-theatrical programming focused on family entertainment and conscious media.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$156.95
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.65)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
272
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