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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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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:$363.62)
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 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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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 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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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 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 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 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 10/19/2010 via BusinessWire

NCR Corporation, acquired Mobiqa

synopsis: NCR Corporation announced that it has acquired Mobiqa − a global pioneer and market leader in the delivery of mobile optimized content − and provider of tickets, boarding passes, downloadable applications and coupons in the travel, entertainment and retail sectors.
buyer: NCR Corporation (NCR:$6,462.00)
NCR Corporation is a global technology company leading how the world connects, interacts and transacts with business. NCR’s assisted- and self-service solutions and comprehensive support services address the needs of retail, financial, healthcare, entertainment, and public sector organizations. "
target: Mobiqa
Mobiqa is a leader in the delivery of optimized mobile boarding passes to the airline industry. The company is able to deliver content to smartphones and legacy handsets via over 600 mobile networks in over 150 countries worldwide.
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closed 4/3/2013 via Market Wire

OpenCoin, acquired Simple Honey Inc.

synopsis: Simple Honey Inc. announced its acquisition by OpenCoin, the company building the Ripple protocol for a new virtual currency and distributed open source payment network. The Simplehoney team has successfully launched targeted vertical applications for the travel and shopping categories.
buyer: OpenCoin
OpenCoin Inc. is committed to a simple, global and open currency system. Their team works to continually improve the Ripple network’s open source code-base, developer API and consumer and merchant services. The Ripple network is an open source, peer-to-peer payment network. "
target: Simple Honey Inc.
Simplehoney was founded by Joyce Kim and Eric Nakagawa. The simplehoney team has successfully launched targeted vertical applications for the travel and shopping categories.
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closed 2/10/2015 via PR Newswire

CurbStand, acquired Curby

synopsis: CurbStand, the maker of the first and largest valet parking network for consumers and operators that offers interactivity, seamless mobile payments and on-demand services, announced the acquisition of Curby, the complete valet parking solution that provides valet operators with advanced business tools, reporting and metrics previously unavailable.
buyer: CurbStand
CurbStand is a mobile payment and specialty services platform for the valet and parking industries. CurbStand delivers a cashless, concierge-style valet experience for customers to find, pay and tip for parking and for businesses and their valet companies to better manage their parking. "
target: Curby
Curby is the complete valet parking solution that provides valet operators with advanced business tools, reporting and metric. The platform enables valet operators to monitor vehicle and staff activity in real time at each parking location, and more.
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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 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 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 12/2/2020 via PR Newswire

Red Ventures, LLC, will acquire Lonely Planet

synopsis: Red Ventures, a platform of digital businesses, has acquired Lonely Planet, a leading global travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand from NC2 Media. Lonely Planet has produced over 150 million travel guidebooks, reaches 186 million people annually, and covers 22,000 destinations around the world.
buyer: Red Ventures, LLC
Red Ventures has a portfolio of influential brands, digital platforms, and strategic partnerships that work together to connect millions of people with expert advice. Red Ventures owns and operates several large brands including CNET, Healthline Media, The Points Guy, Bankrate and Allconnect.com. "
target parent: NC2 Media
target: Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveler since 1973.
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closed 4/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lonely Planet, acquired Trill Travel

synopsis: Lonely Planet, a publisher of travel guidebooks, city guides, and maps, has acquired TRILL Travel, an artificial intelligence-driven travel marketplace that turns Instagram posts into bookable experiences. TRILL allows users to search and book for trending destinations that are powered by user generated content.
buyer parent: NC2 Media
buyer: Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet publishes guidebooks, digital books, city guides, and maps that provide travel details to travelers. It also offers travel tips; language guidance books that contain keywords, basic grammar, and phrases in local languages; and health and safety advice. "
target: Trill Travel
TRILL is a travel booking platform that turns Instagram posts into bookable experiences. TRILL allows users to search and book for trending destinations that are powered by user generated content. The platform rewards their tastemakers with commission based on bookings generated from their content.
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closed 2/20/2019 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 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 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.
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closed 10/1/2007 via PR Newswire

BBC Worldwide Limited, acquired Lonely Planet Publications

synopsis: BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation), has acquired Lonely Planet, the leading travel information group, in a deal that will build the Lonely Planet franchise around the world.
buyer: BBC Worldwide Limited
BBC Worldwide’s businesses include international programming distribution, TV channels, magazines, books, videos, spoken word, music, DVDs, licensed product, CD-ROMs, English language teaching, videos for education and training, interactive telephony, co-production, library footage sales. "
target: Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet is the world's most successful independent travel information company. The company has been providing travelers with compelling, reliable and independent travel advice for over 30 years. Lonely Planet books are sold in over 200 countries via a global distribution network.
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closed 10/22/2021 via PR Newswire

klarna AB, acquired Inspirock, Inc.

synopsis: Klarna, a leading global retail bank, payments and shopping service, has acquired Inspirock, an online trip planner that enables consumers to quickly and easily explore a destination's offerings and create personalized itineraries utilizing local expertise and artificial intelligence.
buyer: klarna AB
Based in Sweden, Klarna is one of Europe’s largest banks and provides payment solutions for 85 million consumers. Klarna offers direct payments, pay after delivery options and installment plans in a smooth one-click purchase experience that lets consumers pay when and how they prefer to. "
target: Inspirock, Inc.
Inspirock is an online trip planner that enables consumers to quickly and easily explore a destination's offerings and create personalized itineraries utilizing local expertise and artificial intelligence.
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announced 12/2/2020 via PR Newswire

Red Ventures, LLC, will acquire Lonely Planet

synopsis: Red Ventures, a platform of digital businesses, has acquired Lonely Planet, a leading global travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand from NC2 Media. Lonely Planet has produced over 150 million travel guidebooks, reaches 186 million people annually, and covers 22,000 destinations around the world.
buyer: Red Ventures, LLC
Red Ventures has a portfolio of influential brands, digital platforms, and strategic partnerships that work together to connect millions of people with expert advice. Red Ventures owns and operates several large brands including CNET, Healthline Media, The Points Guy, Bankrate and Allconnect.com. "
target parent: NC2 Media
target: Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveler since 1973.
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announced 7/22/2020 via AP - Associated Press

Howard Jonas, will acquire CTM Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: IDW Media Holdings, Inc., an integrated multi-media company, announced that it has agreed to sell CTM Media Group Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary, to IDW’s Chairman, Howard Jonas. CTM Media Group, Inc. distributes visitor and tourism information in North America.
buyer: Howard Jonas
Howard Jonas is the Chairman of IDW Media Holdings, Inc. Mr. Jonas founded IDT Corporation, IDW's former parent company, in August 1990, and has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors since its inception. "
target parent: IDW Media Holdings
target: CTM Media Group, Inc.
CTM Media Group, Inc. distributes visitor and tourism information in North America. Its marketing approach includes brochure distribution, publishing, visitor fun cards, in-marketing digital, printing services, graphic design services, and mobile visitor information centers.
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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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
$7.00
rev ($mm)
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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)
$62
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
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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:$1,462.00)
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. "
target: Wanderfly
Wanderfly is the best place to discover and share personalized travel recommendations. Their premise is simple: everyone travels differently, so people need different recommendations. Wanderfly makes travel planning more personal, simple, fun, human and inspiring.
price ($mm)
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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:$196,682.00)
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)
$22
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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)
$272*
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ROK Entertainment Group
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year
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EBITDA ($mm)
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GigaMedia Limited
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Mapple
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
$30.00
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TripAdvisor LLC
TripAdvisor LLC
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools.
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Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
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EBITDA ($mm)
$161.90
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Net Income ($mm)
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Travelzoo Inc
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Tomorrow Focus AG
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EBITDA ($mm)
($42.88)
EBIT ($mm)
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Yelp
Yelp
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EBITDA ($mm)
$42.69
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$15.69
Net Income ($mm)
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4256
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Gaiam, Inc.
Gaiam, Inc.
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$156.95
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.65)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.00)
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