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closed 7/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Expedia, Inc., acquired Trover

synopsis: Online travel agency Expedia has acquired Trover, an app and website where people share their travel photos. Trover empowers users to create better travel dreams and plans by sharing authentic travel experiences with like-minded people.
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 some of the world's leading online travel brands, including: Expedia.com®, Hotels.com®, Hotwire®, Egencia®, eLong™, Venere.com®, Expedia Local Expert®, and Classic Vacations® and more. "
target: Trover
Trover is the app for travelers. Trover empowers users to create better travel dreams and plans by sharing authentic travel experiences with like-minded people.
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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 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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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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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.
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closed 2/3/2011 via BNC Analysis

Easyvoyage International, acquired Dealchecker.co.uk

synopsis: EasyVoyage paid Euro 10 million to buy fellow travel players Dealchecker and TravelJungle. EasyVoyage will not disclose how much is being paid for each individual business, but the Euro 10 million outlay also includes acquiring FSI Travel, a digital marketing agency which focuses mostly on tour operator businesses.
buyer: Easyvoyage International
Easyvoyage operates Easyvoyage.com, an internet portal, which offers information on travel and tourism. The company is based in Paris, France. "
target parent: DMC Digital Limited
target: Dealchecker.co.uk
Dealchecker.co.uk is an independent service that helps customers find the best travel and money deals. They are not a travel agent or finance provider - they offer a free service that shows real prices from many of the UK's top travel and financial booking engines.
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closed 5/6/2010 via Company Description

Kayak.com, acquired swoodoo GmbH

synopsis: KAYAK (kayak.com), the world’s leading travel search engine, announced the acquisition of Munich-based swoodoo (swoodoo.com), Germany’s leading flight and hotel search site.
buyer: Kayak.com (NASDAQ:KYA:$0.00)
Kayak.com is the world's leading travel search website. It searches and displays information from various travel sites, which include prices and itineraries from airlines, hotels, rental car companies, and cruise lines. "
target: swoodoo GmbH
Founded in 2006, Munich-based Swoodoo.com is Germany's leading flight and hotel search site.
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closed 8/20/2007 via PR Newswire

10Best, Inc., acquired The Content Works

synopsis: 10Best, Inc., the world's leading provider of unbiased online travel content, today announced the acquisition of The Content Works Ltd., a London-based provider of multi- language, customized print and online travel content.
buyer: 10Best, Inc.
10Best, Inc. provides unbiased travel advice to more than 40 million travelers each year, through its consumer site 10Best.com, and its "Virtual Concierge" business application that is licensed by some of the leading brands in the travel industry. "
target: The Content Works
Originally established in 2002, The Content Works has steadily become a leading provider of custom print travel guide content and technology solutions through its extensive worldwide network of travel writers, editors, and translators.
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closed 10/31/2006 via BusinessWire

SideStep, Inc, acquired TravelPost.com Inc.

synopsis: SideStep, Inc., the Internet's leading travel search company, announced the completion of its acquisition of TravelPost.com the largest independently owned site for hotel reviews and ratings. The transaction was finalized on Tuesday, October 31, 2006.
buyer: SideStep, Inc
SideStep, the Internet's leading travel search company, delivers the most comprehensive selection of travel choices at the best prices to more than five million consumers each month. "
target: TravelPost.com Inc.
TravelPost.com is the independent and impartial source for unbiased hotel reviews and hotel ratings and travel advisory services. The site features over 250,000 hotel reviews and candid hotel photos posted by real travelers and is one of the fastest growing travel resources on the web.
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closed 4/20/2006 via BusinessWire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired Wikitravel

synopsis: ernet Brands, Inc, a leading operator of media and e-commerce sites for "large ticket" consumer purchases, today announced the acquisition of Wikitravel (www.wikitravel.org) and World66 (www.world66.com), two leading community travel guides of up-to-date, traveler-focused content.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Los Angeles-based Internet Brands, Inc. is a leading Internet media company that owns, operates and grows community and e-commerce websites in the automotive, careers, home, money and business, shopping and travel and leisure categories. "
target: Wikitravel
Wikitravel is creating a free, complete, up-to-date and reliable worldwide travel guide written by its online community. The site was inspired by Wikipedia.org, the free encyclopedia that is quickly becoming one of the Web's most popular resources.
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closed 4/20/2006 via BusinessWire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired World66

synopsis: Internet Brands, Inc, a leading operator of media and e-commerce sites for "large ticket" consumer purchases, today announced the acquisition of Wikitravel (www.wikitravel.org) and World66 (www.world66.com), two leading community travel guides of up-to-date, traveler-focused content.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Los Angeles-based Internet Brands, Inc. is a leading Internet media company that owns, operates and grows community and e-commerce websites in the automotive, careers, home, money and business, shopping and travel and leisure categories. "
target: World66
World66 is one of the most complete travel resources on the Internet, thanks to nearly 80,000 articles on more than 19,000 destinations all over the world.
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closed 11/1/2005 via BusinessWire

Local Matters, Inc., acquired AreaGuides.net

synopsis: Local Matters, Inc., today furthered its strategy to deliver added revenue opportunities to Yellow Pages publishers with the acquisition of AreaGuides.net, an aggregator of local and vertical content with more than 3 million unique visitors a month and a consumer traffic profile ranked in the top 15 of local directories.
buyer: Local Matters, Inc.
Local Matters, Inc. is a media technology solutions provider and specialized online media publisher focused on the local search industry. It offers solutions that enable consumers to search for local content both online and through voice-based directory assistance. "
target: AreaGuides.net
AreaGuides was designed to generate high-quality traffic by offering context for consumers searching for travel and relocation information about local markets they planned to visit or move to.
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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 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 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 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:$1,462.00)
TripAdvisor® Media Network, operated by TripAdvisor, LLC, attracts nearly 36 million monthly visitors across 15 popular brands. Collectively, the sites comprising the TripAdvisor Media Network have won hundreds of awards and accolades from press and industry, worldwide. "
target: 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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closed 7/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Expedia, Inc., acquired Trover

synopsis: Online travel agency Expedia has acquired Trover, an app and website where people share their travel photos. Trover empowers users to create better travel dreams and plans by sharing authentic travel experiences with like-minded people.
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 some of the world's leading online travel brands, including: Expedia.com®, Hotels.com®, Hotwire®, Egencia®, eLong™, Venere.com®, Expedia Local Expert®, and Classic Vacations® and more. "
target: Trover
Trover is the app for travelers. Trover empowers users to create better travel dreams and plans by sharing authentic travel experiences with like-minded people.
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closed 7/14/2021 via Company Press Release

Alpine SG, acquired ALICE

synopsis: ASG, a portfolio company of Alpine Investors that buys, builds and operates vertical SaaS companies, announced that it has acquired hotel operations management platform ALICE from Expedia Group. ALICE is the leading all-in-one hospitality operations platform that enables hotel staff to do their most impactful work without all the guesswork.
buyer parent: Alpine Investors, LP
buyer: Alpine SG
ASG is a group of market-leading vertical SaaS companies, backed by Alpine Investors and operated by world-class PeopleFirst™ leaders. ASG believes deeply in the power of people and data to grow great organizations. "
target parent: Expedia, Inc.
target: ALICE
ALICE is the leading all-in-one hospitality operations platform that enables hotel staff to do their most impactful work without all the guesswork. Alice provides tools for Guest Service, Housekeeping, Maintenance, and Service Delivery with a focus on accountability and efficiency.
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closed 1/13/2021 via GlobeNewswire

trivago, acquired weekengo GmbH

synopsis: trivago N.V., a global hotel search platform, announced that it has acquired weekengo GmbH and weekend.com, a startup focused on finding travelers inspirational weekend getaway packages. The company is based in Dusseldorf, Germany.
buyer parent: Expedia, Inc.
buyer: trivago (TRVG:$452.17)
trivago is a global hotel search platform focused on reshaping the way travelers search for and compare hotels and alternative accommodations. They allow travelers to make informed decisions by personalizing their hotel search and giving them access to a deep supply of hotel information and prices. "
target: weekengo GmbH
Founded in 2016, weekengo GmbH has developed a package travel platform that operates under the weekend.com brand and is exclusively focused on weekend getaways.
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announced 11/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mews Systems BV, will acquire Base7booking.com Sarl

synopsis: Mews, a leader in cloud property management systems, announces it has entered into an agreement to acquire the product line, Base7booking from trivago, a leading global accommodation search platform. Base7booking is a hotel technology startup present in 40 different countries around the world.
buyer: Mews Systems BV
Mews is transforming the hospitality industry with a cloud-based property management solution for hotels, hostels, apartments and more. The Mews Hospitality Cloud acts as a central nervous system for property operations, guest experience, booking, payments and analytics. "
target parent: Expedia, Inc.
target: Base7booking.com Sarl
Base7booking is a hotel technology startup present in 40 different countries around the world. Base7booking creates web products that help hoteliers (and many others) manage their hotel(s) & properties more efficiently.
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closed 8/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Vrbo, acquired CanadaStays

synopsis: Vrbo, a world leader in the vacation rental space, has acquired CanadaStays, Canada's largest vacation rental marketplace for whole-home vacation rental properties located across Canada and beyond. CanadaStays enables travellers to easily search and book their ideal vacation rental property no matter what their budget is.
buyer parent: Expedia, Inc.
buyer: Vrbo
Vrbo is a world leader in the vacation rental space. Vrbo makes it easy to book cabins, condos, beach houses, and more. Vrbo offers a global community of homeowners and travelers, with unique properties in 190 countries around the world. "
target: CanadaStays
CanadaStays is Canada's largest vacation rental marketplace for whole-home vacation rental properties located across Canada and beyond. CanadaStays enables travellers to easily search and book their ideal vacation rental property no matter what their budget is.
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closed 10/25/2018 via Wall Street Journal

Expedia, Inc., acquired Pillow

synopsis: Bellevue, Wash.-based Expedia acquired San Francisco-based Pillow, a software company that helps building owners and managers work with long-term tenants to rent their residences for short stays without violating their leases.
buyer: Expedia, Inc. (EXPE:$7,026.00)
Expedia, Inc. is an online travel agency that provides hotel reservations, airline tickets, vacation packages. Their brands include Expedia.com®, Hotels.com®, Hotwire®, Egencia®, eLong™, Venere.com®, Expedia Local Expert®, Classic Vacations®, trivago and more. "
target: Pillow
San Francisco-based Pillow is a software company that helps building owners and managers work with long-term tenants to rent their residences for short stays without violating their leases.
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closed 10/25/2018 via Wall Street Journal

Expedia, Inc., acquired ApartmentJet

synopsis: Bellevue, Wash.-based Expedia bought Chicago-based ApartmentJet, a software company and short-term rental platform that allows multifamily owners and operators to rent vacant units.
buyer: Expedia, Inc. (EXPE:$7,026.00)
Expedia, Inc. is an online travel agency that provides hotel reservations, airline tickets, vacation packages. Their brands include Expedia.com®, Hotels.com®, Hotwire®, Egencia®, eLong™, Venere.com®, Expedia Local Expert®, Classic Vacations®, trivago and more. "
target: ApartmentJet
ApartmentJet is a web-based platform to help multifamily property owners and management companies take advantage of the growing market for short-term rentals to generate long-term leases and revenue.
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closed 5/9/2018 via GlobeNewswire

trivago, acquired TripHappy

synopsis: trivago, a global hotel search platform, announces the acquisition of TripHappy, a US travel startup that leverages artificial intelligence to highlight relevant location and neighborhood information during the hotel search and discovery process. TripHappy provides recommendations by analyzing location data on more than 25,000 neighborhoods.
buyer parent: Expedia, Inc.
buyer: trivago (TRVG:$452.17)
trivago is a global hotel search platform focused on reshaping the way travelers search for and compare hotels and alternative accommodations. They allow travelers to make informed decisions by personalizing their hotel search and giving them access to a deep supply of hotel information and prices. "
target: TripHappy
TripHappy leverages AI to highlight relevant location and neighborhood information during the hotel search and discovery process. TripHappy provides recommendations by analyzing location data on more than 25,000 neighborhoods to help travelers identify the best neighborhood to stay in.
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closed 9/27/2017 via Company Press Release

trivago, acquired tripl GmbH

synopsis: trivago announces the acquisition of the assets of tripl, a machine learning travel start-up from Hamburg. tripl has developed an algorithm to give tailored travel recommendations by identifying trends in users’ social media activities and comparing it with in-app data of like-minded users.
buyer parent: Expedia, Inc.
buyer: trivago (TRVG:$452.17)
Headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany, trivago is a global hotel search platform, focused on reshaping the way travelers search for and compare hotels. trivago’s platform can be accessed globally via 55 localized websites and apps in 33 languages. "
target: tripl GmbH
Based in Germany, tripl GmbH is a machine learning travel start-up from Hamburg. tripl has developed an algorithm to give tailored travel recommendations by identifying trends in users’ social media activities and comparing it with in-app data of like-minded users.
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closed 6/23/2017 via PR Newswire

Expedia, Inc., acquired SilverRail Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Expedia, Inc., the largest online travel company in the world, has completed the acquisition of the majority stake in SilverRail Technologies, Inc., a mission-driven business that is building the digital infrastructure for the global rail industry.
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 some of the world's leading online travel brands, including: Expedia.com®, Hotels.com®, Hotwire®, Egencia®, eLong™, Venere.com®, Expedia Local Expert®, and Classic Vacations® and more. "
target: SilverRail Technologies, Inc.
SilverRail, a mission-driven business, is building the digital infrastructure for the global rail industry. SilverRail has expertise in every step of the customer life cycle: journey planning, inventory management, scheduling, pricing, booking, payment, ticketing, reporting and administration.
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closed 4/12/2017 via PR Web

HotelPlanner.com, acquired Travel-Ticker.com

synopsis: HotelPlanner, the leading provider of online group hotel bookings, announced the company’s first acquisition outside of the US, Travel-Ticker.com, an online travel website offering the best insider deals on hotel accommodations. Based out of the UAE, Travel Ticker's numerous partnerships allow them to offer travel deals in over 100,000 hotels.
buyer: HotelPlanner.com
HotelPlanner.com provides group hotel booking services to 3,000 groups per day in the global group travel market. The company’s group hotel booking service ensures the lowest rates by allowing customers to receive quotes online directly from hotel group sales managers. "
target parent: Expedia, Inc.
target: Travel-Ticker.com
Travel Ticker is a hotel search website that provides the best hotel deals in a matter of seconds. Their numerous partnerships with top booking sites allow them to offer travel deals in over 100,000 hotels, providing complete freedom of choice and unique comparison possibilities.
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closed 7/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Expedia, Inc., acquired Trover

synopsis: Online travel agency Expedia has acquired Trover, an app and website where people share their travel photos. Trover empowers users to create better travel dreams and plans by sharing authentic travel experiences with like-minded people.
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 some of the world's leading online travel brands, including: Expedia.com®, Hotels.com®, Hotwire®, Egencia®, eLong™, Venere.com®, Expedia Local Expert®, and Classic Vacations® and more. "
target: Trover
Trover is the app for travelers. Trover empowers users to create better travel dreams and plans by sharing authentic travel experiences with like-minded people.
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closed 3/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

trivago, acquired Base7booking.com Sarl

synopsis: Trivago announced the acquisition of Base7booking. Base7booking is a pioneer in the Cloud-PMS (property management system) landscape, and was built by innovative Swiss hoteliers who were dissatisfied with the technology that was available on the market.
buyer parent: Expedia, Inc.
buyer: trivago (TRVG:$452.17)
Trivago compares rates from over 700,000 hotels on over 200 booking sites worldwide, integrating over 82 million hotel reviews and 14 million photos. trivago aspires to become the number one marketing channel for hoteliers. "
target: Base7booking.com Sarl
Base7booking is a hotel technology startup present in 40 different countries around the world. Base7booking creates web products that help hoteliers (and many others) manage their hotel(s) & properties more efficiently.
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closed 12/15/2015 via PR Newswire

Expedia, Inc., acquired HomeAway, Inc.

synopsis: Expedia, Inc., one of the world's leading travel companies, announced that it has completed its acquisition of HomeAway, Inc., the world's leader in vacation rentals, with sites representing over one million paid listings of vacation rental homes in 190 countries.
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 some of the world's leading online travel brands, including: Expedia.com®, Hotels.com®, Hotwire®, Egencia®, eLong™, Venere.com®, Expedia Local Expert®, and Classic Vacations® and more. "
target: HomeAway, Inc. (AWAY:$485.27)
HomeAway, Inc., based in Austin, Texas, is the worldwide leader in online vacation rentals. Through HomeAway, owners and property managers offer an extensive selection of vacation homes that provide travelers with memorable experiences and benefits.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,823 [$3,242]
rev ($mm)
$485
EBITDA ($mm)
$61
EV / rev
6.9x
EV / EBITDA
54.5x
closed 5/22/2015 via Reuters

Ctrip, Plateno Group, acquired eLong, Inc.

synopsis: Expedia said it sold its entire 62.4 percent stake in Chinese online travel company eLong to rival Ctrip.com International Ltd and others. Ctrip.com International acquired a 37.6 percent stake while Keystone Lodging Holdings Ltd, Plateno Group Ltd and ProTek Capital (Luxuriant Holdings Ltd) acquired the rest.
buyer: Ctrip (NasdaqGS:CTRP:$4,997.62)
buyer: Plateno Group
Ctrip.com International, Ltd. is a travel service provider of accommodation reservation, transportation ticketing, packaged tours, and corporate travel management in China. The company aggregates travel related information and offers its services through an advanced transaction and service platform."
target parent: Expedia, Inc.
target: eLong, Inc. (LONG:$152.55)
eLong, Inc. is a leading online travel company in China. The company has a national presence across China, and uses web-based distribution technologies and a 24-hour call center to provide consumers with accurate travel information and high quality online and offline hotel and air booking services.
price ($mm)[EV]
$671 [$424]*
rev ($mm)
$170
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.9x
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/12/2015 via PR Newswire

Expedia, Inc., will acquire Orbitz Worldwide

synopsis: Expedia, Inc. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement under which it will acquire Orbitz Worldwide, Inc., including all of Orbitz Worldwide's brands. Orbitz Worldwide is a leading global online travel company using technology to transform the way consumers around the world plan and purchase travel.
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 some of the world's leading online travel brands, including: Expedia.com®, Hotels.com®, Hotwire®, Egencia®, eLong™, Venere.com®, Expedia Local Expert®, and Classic Vacations® and more. "
target: Orbitz Worldwide (OWW:$932.01)
Orbitz Worldwide is a leading global online travel company using technology to transform the way consumers around the world plan and purchase travel. Orbitz Worldwide operates the consumer travel planning sites Orbitz, ebookers, HotelClub and CheapTickets.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,423 [$1,684]
rev ($mm)
$932
EBITDA ($mm)
$140
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
12.1x
closed 1/23/2015 via PR Newswire

Expedia, Inc., acquired Travelocity.com Inc.

synopsis: Expedia, Inc. and Sabre Corporation announced that Expedia, Inc. has acquired Travelocity from Sabre Corporation. Travelocity is an online travel agency and one of the most recognized travel brands in North America, offering thousands of travel destinations to more than 20 million travelers per month.
buyer: Expedia, Inc. (EXPE:$7,026.00)
Expedia, Inc. is the largest online travel company in the world, with an extensive brand portfolio that includes some of the world's leading online travel brands, including: Expedia.com®, Hotels.com®, Hotwire®, Egencia®, eLong™, Venere.com®, Expedia Local Expert®, and Classic Vacations®. "
target parent: Sabre Corporation
target: Travelocity.com Inc.
Travelocity is an online travel agency providing direct-to-consumer travel services. Travelocity is one of the most recognized travel brands in North America, offering thousands of travel destinations to more than 20 million travelers per month.
price ($mm)
$280
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/14/2014 via PR Newswire

Expedia, Inc., acquired Wotif.com Holdings Limited

synopsis: Expedia, Inc. and Wotif.com Holdings Limited (Wotif Group) announced completion of the acquisition of Wotif Group by Expedia, Inc. Wotif Group operates online travel brands in the Asia-Pacific region including, Wotif.com, lastminute.com.au, travel.com.au, Asia Web Direct, LateStays.com, GoDo.com.au and Arnold Travel Technology.
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 some of the world's leading online travel brands, including: Expedia.com®, Hotels.com®, Hotwire®, Egencia®, eLong™, Venere.com®, Expedia Local Expert®, and Classic Vacations®. "
target: Wotif.com Holdings Limited (WTF:$136.32)
Wotif Group operates leading online travel brands in the Asia Pacific region: Wotif.com, lastminute.com.au, travel.com.au, Asia Web Direct, LateStays.com, GoDo.com.au and Arnold Travel Technology, and a network of other travel content and destination websites, such as Phuket.com and Bangkok.com.
price ($mm)[EV]
$606 [$521]
rev ($mm)
$139
EBITDA ($mm)
$60
EV / rev
3.8x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
closed 7/29/2014 via PR Newswire

Expedia, Inc., acquired AutoEscape Group

synopsis: Expedia, Inc., one of the largest online travel companies in the world, announced it has acquired Auto Escape Group, one of Europe's leading online car rental reservation companies.
buyer: Expedia, Inc. (EXPE:$7,026.00)
Expedia, Inc. is the largest online travel company in the world, with an extensive brand portfolio that includes some of the world's leading online travel brands, including: Expedia.com®, Hotels.com®, Hotwire®, Egencia®, eLong™, Venere.com®, Expedia Local Expert®, and Classic Vacations®. "
target parent: Montefiore Investment
target: AutoEscape Group
Founded in 1999, the Auto Escape Group offers leisure customers all-inclusive car hire services via its two brands: Auto Escape and Car del Mar. The company enjoys an international reach, ensuring rental car availability with almost 300 suppliers in 125 countries.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/12/2013 via PR Newswire

Expedia, Inc., acquired trivago

synopsis: Expedia, Inc. announced completion of its acquisition of 61.6% of the fully-diluted equity of trivago GmbH, a leading hotel metasearch company. trivago will continue to operate independently from its headquarters in Dusseldorf, Germany.
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 some of the world's leading online travel brands, including: Expedia.com®, Hotels.com®, Hotwire®, Egencia®, eLong™, Venere.com®, Expedia Local Expert®, and Classic Vacations®. "
target: trivago (TRVG:$452.17)
trivago is an online metasearch site which compares hotel rates from over 600,000 hotels on over 140 booking sites worldwide; while also offering over 34 million integrated hotel reviews, accompanied by 14 million photos.
price ($mm)
$506*
rev ($mm)
$131
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
7.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/15/2011 via PR Newswire

Egencia LLC, acquired Traveldoo SAS

synopsis: Egencia announced that it has acquired Traveldoo, a leading provider of Web and mobile platforms for business travel management. Traveldoo's leading corporate travel booking tool complements Egencia's fully-integrated Travel Management Company services platform, with its innovative corporate travel technologies.
buyer parent: Expedia, Inc.
buyer: Egencia LLC
Egencia is the fifth largest travel management company in the world. By combining a powerful offline and online service, Egencia delivers a complete corporate travel offering supported by global market expertise and a best-in-class technology platform. "
target: Traveldoo SAS
Traveldoo is a provider of Web and mobile platforms for business travel management. Its solutions simplify travel planning and booking, help centralise travel data, optimise travel spend, improve risk and crisis management and make business travellers' and travel arrangers' lives easier.
price ($mm)
$33
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/17/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Yatra Online Private Limited will be merged with Ebix, Inc.,

synopsis: Ebix, Inc. and Yatra Online, Inc. announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Ebix will acquire Yatra via merger. Yatra is India's leading Corporate Travel services provider with over 800 Corporate customers and one of India's leading online travel companies and operates the website Yatra.com.
buyer: Ebix, Inc. (EBIX:$570.76)
Ebix is a supplier of software and e-commerce solutions to the insurance industry. Ebix offers application software products for the insurance industry ranging from carrier systems and agency systems to custom software development for all entities involved in the insurance and financial industries. "
target: Yatra Online Private Limited (YTRA:$135.69)
Yatra Online, Inc is the parent company of Yatra Online Pvt. Ltd. which is based in Gurugram, India and is India's leading Corporate Travel services provider with over 800 Corporate customers and one of India's leading online travel companies and operates the website Yatra.com.
price ($mm)
$338
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/8/2017 via Company Press Release

e-Travel SA will be merged with eTRAVELi,

synopsis: Etraveli, the global flight-centric and data-driven online travel platform, announced that it will merge with e-Travel, a global e-commerce platform for flight tickets. e-Travel is one of the largest online travel agencies in Europe and one of the most successful e-commerce companies in Greece.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: eTRAVELi
Etraveli is a leading online travel agency offering a wide range of flights, accommodation and other travel-related services. The company operates in 46 countries on 5 continents. Etraveli is Europe’s third largest flight-centric online travel agency. "
target: e-Travel SA
e-Travel is an e-commerce company specialized online travel. It's one of the top 10 online travel agencies in the world in selling flight tickets and one of the most successful start-up ventures in Greece. e-Travel operates 10 websites in 40 languages, serving over 1,500,000 travellers annually.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/2/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Ebix, Inc., acquired Via.com

synopsis: Leading insurance exchange Ebix has announced its Singapore arm has completed the acquisition of Via.com. Via.com is an India-based online travel company. The company’s integrated online platform offers Insurance, Prepaid Gift Cards & Retail Products, besides Domestic & International Air, Hotel & Holidays, Rail, Bus and Rental Car bookings.
buyer: Ebix, Inc. (EBIX:$570.76)
Ebix is a supplier of software and e-commerce solutions to the insurance industry. Ebix offers application software products for the insurance industry ranging from carrier systems and agency systems to custom software development for all entities involved in the insurance and financial industries. "
target: Via.com
Via.com is an India-based online travel company. The company’s integrated online platform offers mobile Phone Recharges, Money Transfer, Insurance, Prepaid Gift Cards & Retail Products, besides Domestic & International Air, Hotel & Holidays, Rail, Bus and Rental Car bookings.
price ($mm)
$75
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Otravo, acquired Greitai.lt

synopsis: Otravo, one of the largest European travel agencies, has acquired Interneto Partneris. Interneto Partneris provides online airline ticket booking and reservation services in Europe through its Greitai.lt brand. The company offers its services in 23 countries and also operates various other brands such as Flysiesta.lv, Flyhi.se, Eticket.fi and more.
buyer parent: Waterland Private Equity Investments
buyer: Otravo
Otravo means Online Travel Organisation and is the market leader in the Benelux and Scandinavia area of (online) air travel sales. Travellers can book airline tickets to worldwide destinations in person or via self-service, online as well as offline, and for both leisure and business trips. "
target: Greitai.lt
Founded in 2002, Interneto Partneris provides online airline ticket booking and reservation services in Europe through its Greitai.lt brand. The company offers its services in 23 countries and also operates various other brands such as Flysiesta.lv, Bookinghouse.ee, Flyhi.se, Eticket.fi and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/24/2017 via Company Press Release

Hogg Robinson plc, will acquire eWings.com GmbH

synopsis: Hogg Robinson Group announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the digital travel innovator eWings.com, a next-generation travel management company. A totally online offering, eWings.com provides a fast and easy-to-use solution for digital business travel with a quick to start process and low cost service model.
buyer: Hogg Robinson plc (LSE:HRG:$431.25)
Hogg Robinson Group is a global corporate services provider. Through their Travel Management Company (HRG) and Technology Company (Fraedom), they help thousands of clients in over 120 countries manage their travel, expenses, payments and data. "
target: eWings.com GmbH
eWings.com makes it easy to find, book and manage flights via web and mobile. eWings.com sorts flight itineraries by stress - weighted by cheapest price, duration and stop-overs. Their focus is to provide the most simple booking process ever.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/31/2017 via BusinessWire

ibibo Group merged with MakeMyTrip.com,

synopsis: Two leading travel groups in India, MakeMyTrip and ibibo Group, have completed the transaction that will combine the two businesses under MakeMyTrip, creating one of the leading travel groups in India. The ibibo Group comes with a strong presence in various fast growing online travel segments including hotels, bus bookings and air ticketing.
buyer: MakeMyTrip.com (MMYT:$363.62)
MakeMyTrip is India’s leading Travel company. MakeMyTrip was the first travel portal in India and is regarded as a pioneer of online travel. Its comprehensive offerings supported by the convenience of online transactions and value-based prices revolutionized the way Indians purchase travel services."
target parent: Naspers Ltd.
target: ibibo Group
ibibo Group is India’s largest online travel group with properties such as Goibibo.com (No. 1 hotels and leading air aggregator), redBus.in (No 1 online bus ticketing platform), YourBus (Vehicle tracking app), ibibo Ryde (car sharing app) and Travelboutique (leading B2B online travel platform).
price ($mm)
$796
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/13/2016 via PR Newswire

Terrapin 3 Acquisition Corporation, will be merged with Yatra Online Private Limited

synopsis: Yatra Online, Inc., a rapidly growing online travel agent, and Terrapin 3 Acquisition Corporation , announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to combine in a transaction that values Yatra at an enterprise value of $218 million. Yatra is one of the fastest growing consumer travel platforms and online travel agents in India.
buyer: Terrapin 3 Acquisition Corporation (TRTL:$0.00)
Terrapin 3 Acquisition Corporation is a public ‘blank-check’ Special Purpose Acquisition Company that raised $212,750,000 for the purpose of effecting a business combination with a public or privately-held operating business. "
target: Yatra Online Private Limited (YTRA:$135.69)
Yatra.com is ranked as the leading provider of consumer-direct travel services in India. Yatra.com has emerged as the most trusted travel brand in India.
price ($mm)
$218
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/14/2014 via PR Newswire

Expedia, Inc., acquired Wotif.com Holdings Limited

synopsis: Expedia, Inc. and Wotif.com Holdings Limited (Wotif Group) announced completion of the acquisition of Wotif Group by Expedia, Inc. Wotif Group operates online travel brands in the Asia-Pacific region including, Wotif.com, lastminute.com.au, travel.com.au, Asia Web Direct, LateStays.com, GoDo.com.au and Arnold Travel Technology.
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 some of the world's leading online travel brands, including: Expedia.com®, Hotels.com®, Hotwire®, Egencia®, eLong™, Venere.com®, Expedia Local Expert®, and Classic Vacations®. "
target: Wotif.com Holdings Limited (WTF:$136.32)
Wotif Group operates leading online travel brands in the Asia Pacific region: Wotif.com, lastminute.com.au, travel.com.au, Asia Web Direct, LateStays.com, GoDo.com.au and Arnold Travel Technology, and a network of other travel content and destination websites, such as Phuket.com and Bangkok.com.
price ($mm)[EV]
$606 [$521]
rev ($mm)
$139
EBITDA ($mm)
$60
EV / rev
3.8x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
announced 1/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

ZiGExN Co., Ltd., will acquire Apple World, Inc.

synopsis: ZIGExN, a Japanese company that operates multiple websites that offer job searching, real estate rental, and moving services, will acquire Apple World from Ant Capital Partners, a private equity firm in Japan. Apple World operates one of Japan’s largest online hotel booking services. They provide access to 110,000 hotels in 150 countries.
buyer: ZiGExN Co., Ltd. (TSE:3679:$122.99)
ZIGExN engages in the life media platform business in Japan. The company operates through three segments: Human Resource, Real Estate, and Lifestyle. ZIGExN operates multiple websites that offer job searching, real estate rental, and moving services. "
target parent: Ant Capital Partners
target: Apple World, Inc.
Apple World operates one of Japan’s largest online hotel booking services. Apple World provides access to 110,000 hotels in 150 countries around the world through its B2B “Apple World” and B2C “hotelista.jp” platforms.
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/12/2017 via PR Web

HotelPlanner.com, acquired Travel-Ticker.com

synopsis: HotelPlanner, the leading provider of online group hotel bookings, announced the company’s first acquisition outside of the US, Travel-Ticker.com, an online travel website offering the best insider deals on hotel accommodations. Based out of the UAE, Travel Ticker's numerous partnerships allow them to offer travel deals in over 100,000 hotels.
buyer: HotelPlanner.com
HotelPlanner.com provides group hotel booking services to 3,000 groups per day in the global group travel market. The company’s group hotel booking service ensures the lowest rates by allowing customers to receive quotes online directly from hotel group sales managers. "
target parent: Expedia, Inc.
target: Travel-Ticker.com
Travel Ticker is a hotel search website that provides the best hotel deals in a matter of seconds. Their numerous partnerships with top booking sites allow them to offer travel deals in over 100,000 hotels, providing complete freedom of choice and unique comparison possibilities.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/6/2021 via BNC Analysis

Auctus Investment Group, will acquire Luxury Escapes

synopsis: Auctus Investment Group, a global investment manager based in Australia, will acquire Luxury Escapes from Here, There & Everywhere (HT&E), an Australian media company. Luxury Escapes is a globally focused online travel company based in Australia. Luxury Escapes offers great deals for the best destinations, including Hawaii, Florida, Bali and more.
buyer: Auctus Investment Group
Auctus Investment Group is a global investment manager based in Australia. Auctus focuses on opportunities across private equity, infrastructure and private real estate. The company invests in growth sectors with strong tailwinds and significant potential to scale. "
target parent: Here, There & Everywhere
target: Luxury Escapes
Luxury Escapes is a globally focused online travel company based in Australia. Luxury Escapes provides their customers with curated escapes and unforgettable travel experiences. They offer great deals for the best destinations all around the world, including Hawaii, Thailand, Florida, Bali and more.
price ($mm)
$17
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/13/2021 via GlobeNewswire

trivago, acquired weekengo GmbH

synopsis: trivago N.V., a global hotel search platform, announced that it has acquired weekengo GmbH and weekend.com, a startup focused on finding travelers inspirational weekend getaway packages. The company is based in Dusseldorf, Germany.
buyer parent: Expedia, Inc.
buyer: trivago (TRVG:$452.17)
trivago is a global hotel search platform focused on reshaping the way travelers search for and compare hotels and alternative accommodations. They allow travelers to make informed decisions by personalizing their hotel search and giving them access to a deep supply of hotel information and prices. "
target: weekengo GmbH
Founded in 2016, weekengo GmbH has developed a package travel platform that operates under the weekend.com brand and is exclusively focused on weekend getaways.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/11/2020 via BNC Analysis

Travello, acquired Backpacker Deals

synopsis: Travel networking and experience app Travello has bought the Backpacker Deals website and business. Travello claims the deal will create Australia’s largest ‘experience based, youth focused’ Online Travel Agent. Based in Australia, Backpacker Deals is committed to helping clients book memorable travel experiences at an affordable price.
buyer: Travello
Travello is the world’s largest and most trusted travel community. Used by travelers in over 180 countries, Travello is the best place to make travel friends. Travello allows users to connect with travelers, join meetups and chat in groups. "
target: Backpacker Deals
Based in Australia, Backpacker Deals is committed to helping clients book memorable travel experiences at an affordable price. They carefully select the best travel experiences to feature on Backpacker Deals in order for users to book with confidence.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

BGH Capital, acquired Tripadeal

synopsis: Tripadeal, an online travel store based in Australia that offers unique travel experiences around the world at massively reduced prices, has sold a 55 per cent stake to BGH Capital, a private equity firm in Australia and New Zealand.
buyer: BGH Capital
BGH Capital was established in 2017 by Robin Bishop, Ben Gray and Simon Harle with the objective of creating the pre-eminent private equity firm in Australia and New Zealand. BGH is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia and is an independent firm, owned and managed by its founding partners. "
target: Tripadeal
TripADeal is an online travel store based in Australia that offers unique travel experiences around the world at massively reduced prices. Whether it’s a guided tour of China, luxury river cruise through Europe, accommodation in Bali, or a local getaway, TripADeal offers something for everyone.
price ($mm)
$28*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/16/2020 via BusinessWire

Hopjump, acquired Smarter Travel Media LLC

synopsis: Hopjump, a digital marketing company and leading provider of personalized travel recommendations and targeted travel content to US consumers, has acquired SmarterTravel Media from Tripadvisor. SmarterTravel Media consists of eight travel-focused brands.
buyer: Hopjump
Hopjump is a digital marketing company and leading provider of personalized travel recommendations and targeted travel content to US consumers. The Company’s proprietary algorithms go beyond keyword search to provide a high-performance marketing channel to reach both consumer and business travelers."
target parent: TripAdvisor LLC
target: Smarter Travel Media LLC
SmarterTravel Media is an industry leader in online travel and offers a portfolio of several distinct travel websites. Their owned and operated travel media portfolio includes Airfarewatchdog, BookingBuddy, Jetsetter, OneTime, Oyster, SmarterTravel, and WhatToPack.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Volkswagen Financial Services, acquired Voya GmbH

synopsis: Germany-based Volkswagen Financial Services has acquired Voya GmbH. Headquartered in Hamburg, Voya is a business travel start-up that offers a digital travel assistant for companies via a web browser and as a smartphone app. With the acquisition, Volkswagen Financial Services can provide its customers with a fleet and travel management offering.
buyer parent: Volkswagen AG
buyer: Volkswagen Financial Services
Germany-based Volkswagen Financial Services is the business division of the Volkswagen AG group of companies. The key business fields embrace dealer and customer financing, leasing, the bank and insurance business, fleet management, and mobility offers. "
target: Voya GmbH
Voya, based in Hamburg, offers a digital business travel solution for medium-sized companies, which can use the platform to plan, book, and invoice travel funding in a simple and modern way. Its customers include mid-sized firms as well as travel and mobility companies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Flight Centre Travel Group Limited, acquired Ignite Travel Group

synopsis: Flight Centre Travel Group, an Australian-based international travel company, is now the full owner of Gold Coast-based Ignite Travel Group. Ignite Travel Group (ITG) has forged relationships and partnerships built on trust and an unwavering desire to continue disrupting traditional travel models to create exclusive, unique holiday experiences.
buyer: Flight Centre Travel Group Limited (ASX:FLT:$2,253.33)
Flight Centre Travel Group is an Australian-based international travel company and the largest retail travel outlet in Australia. Its global operations include stores in New Zealand, the USA, UK and Canada, as well as outlets in India, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, the UAE, and South Africa. "
target: Ignite Travel Group
Recognized and celebrated by both industry and Australian consumers, Ignite Travel Group (ITG) has forged relationships and partnerships built on trust and an unwavering desire to continue disrupting traditional travel models to create exclusive, unique holiday experiences.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$122
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/2/2019 via BNC Analysis

Submarino Viagens, will acquire Almundo

synopsis: Submarino Viagens, a Brazilian online travel agency, will acquire Almundo from Iberostar, a Spain-based hotel chain. Almundo is a digital travel agency in Latin America. Almundo helps millions of people to search, book, and plan their trips. Their platform allows users to easily compare destinations and prices.
buyer parent: CVC Brasil
buyer: Submarino Viagens
Submarino Viagens is a Brazilian online travel agency. Submarino Viagens offers over 750 airlines, 200,000 hotels, 150 national and international destinations, and 4,000 attractions. Their state-of-the-art platform allows travelers to book flights and hotels all around the world. "
target parent: Iberostar Hotels & Resorts
target: Almundo
Almundo is a digital travel agency in Latin America. Almundo helps millions of people to search, book, and plan their trips. Their platform allows users to easily compare destinations and prices. Almundo's team of experts help users to find the perfect trip that matches their preferences and budget.
price ($mm)
$77
rev ($mm)
$60
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

lm group, acquired TripMyDream

synopsis: The online travel provider LM group (formerly lastminute.com) has acquired Ukrainian TripMyDream. Based in Ukraine, TripMyDream is a destination meta search that finds and dynamically packages value flight and hotel deals for multiple destinations by analyzing price dynamics and availability using billions of data points.
buyer: lm group (SWX:LMN:$401.16)
lm group is among the worldwide leaders in the online travel industry and operates a portfolio of well-known brands such as lastminute.com, Volagratis, Rumbo, weg.de, Bravofly, Jetcost and Hotelscan. "
target: TripMyDream
Based in Ukraine, TripMyDream is a destination meta search that finds and dynamically packages value flight and hotel deals for multiple destinations by analyzing price dynamics and availability using billions of data points.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Etraveli Group, acquired Flight Network

synopsis: Etraveli Group, one of the leading online travel agencies in Europe, has acquired Flight Network, the largest online travel agency in Canada. Flight Network specializes in providing global travellers with the lowest-price airfares, hotels, vacation packages, and car rentals. Flight Network offers the best prices for flights all over the world.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: Etraveli Group
Etraveli Group is one of the leading online travel agencies in Europe, offering a wide range of airline tickets, hotel accommodations and other travel related services. The group operates in 72 countries on 6 continents through brands such as Supersaver, Gotogate, Mytrip.com and Pamediakopes.gr. "
target: Flight Network
Flight Network is the largest online travel agency in Canada. Flight Network specializes in providing global travellers with the lowest-price airfares, hotels, vacation packages, and car rentals. Flight Network offers the best prices for flights all over the world.
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Wikitravel

World66

AreaGuides.net

ArrivalGuides

Beach-Inspector GmbH

Hibiscus & Nomada Ltd

10Best, Inc.

Indiantravels.com

Indiasite.com

The Nile Project, Inc.

EveryTrail

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Trover

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ALICE

weekengo GmbH

Base7booking.com Sarl

CanadaStays

Pillow

ApartmentJet

TripHappy

tripl GmbH

SilverRail Technologies, Inc.

Travel-Ticker.com

Trover

Base7booking.com Sarl

HomeAway, Inc.

eLong, Inc.

Orbitz Worldwide

Travelocity.com Inc.

Wotif.com Holdings Limited

AutoEscape Group

trivago

Traveldoo SAS

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Yatra Online Private Limited

e-Travel SA

Via.com

Greitai.lt

eWings.com GmbH

ibibo Group

Yatra Online Private Limited

Wotif.com Holdings Limited

Apple World, Inc.

Travel-Ticker.com

Luxury Escapes

weekengo GmbH

Backpacker Deals

Tripadeal

Smarter Travel Media LLC

Voya GmbH

Ignite Travel Group

Almundo

TripMyDream

Flight Network

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Matching Companies
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: 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
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,462.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$194.00
EBIT ($mm)
$140.00
Net Income ($mm)
$84.00
Employees
3912
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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:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Travelzoo Inc
Travelzoo Inc
Travelzoo is an Internet media company that provides its 30 million members insider deals and one-of-a-kind experiences personally reviewed by deal experts around the globe. The company specializes in travel, entertainment, and lifestyle experiences.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$102.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.86
EBIT ($mm)
$0.47
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
418
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$90.36
EBITDA ($mm)
($42.88)
EBIT ($mm)
($83.43)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
490
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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.
year
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: 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: EXPE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Expedia, Inc.
Expedia, Inc.
Expedia, Inc. is the largest online travel company in the world, with an extensive brand portfolio that includes some of the world's leading online travel brands, including: Expedia.com®, Hotels.com®, Hotwire®, Egencia®, eLong™, Venere.com®, Expedia Local Expert®, and Classic Vacations® and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$7,026.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($541.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($892.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
25400
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:CTRP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ctrip
Ctrip
Ctrip is China's largest online travel agency. Ctrip helps users travel the world with cheap flights, discount hotel reservations, China train tickets, tours and vacation package deals through their convenient online travel booking service.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$4,997.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$859.37
EBIT ($mm)
$706.22
Net Income ($mm)
$982.40
Employees
44300
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Ticker: ASX:WEB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Webjet Limited
Webjet is the leading online travel agency (OTA) in Australia and New Zealand, leading the way in online travel tools and technology. Webjet’s focus has always been to offer the greatest convenience and choice by enabling customers to compare, combine and book the best travel packages worldwide.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$140.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.15
EBIT ($mm)
$25.63
Net Income ($mm)
$40.25
Employees
530
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Ticker: OTCPK:EMMD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Emedia Group, Inc.
Emedia Group, Inc.
Emedia Group develops customized web solutions with both commercial and retail applications. Emedia Group owns and operates international online travel and hospitality web portals where users can search for flights and hotels and select the most economical options.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.60
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.03)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.03)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:BKNG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Priceline
Priceline
The Priceline Group is the world leader in online travel and related services, provided to customers and partners in over 200 countries through six primary brands - Booking.com, priceline.com, KAYAK, agoda.com, rentalcars.com, and OpenTable.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$14,527.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$5,780.00
EBIT ($mm)
$5,354.00
Net Income ($mm)
$3,998.00
Employees
24500
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Ticker: GS:SABR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sabre Corporation
Sabre Corporation
Sabre Corporation is the leading technology provider to the global travel industry. Sabre's software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by airlines and hotel properties to manage critical operations, including passenger and guest reservations, flight, network and crew management.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,943.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$624.45
EBIT ($mm)
$483.31
Net Income ($mm)
$242.09
Employees
8860
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Ticker: ASX:FLT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Flight Centre Travel Group Limited
Flight Centre Travel Group Limited
Flight Centre Travel Group is an Australian-based international travel company and the largest retail travel outlet in Australia. Its global operations include stores in New Zealand, the USA, UK and Canada, as well as outlets in India, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, the UAE, and South Africa.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,253.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$265.67
EBIT ($mm)
$223.20
Net Income ($mm)
$144.26
Employees
19993
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Ticker: BME:EDR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
eDreams ODIGEO
eDreams ODIGEO is one of the main retailers of online flights in the world (in terms of revenue) and one of the largest European e-commerce companies.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$632.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$119.85
EBIT ($mm)
$108.40
Net Income ($mm)
$41.85
Employees
1329
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Ticker: SWX:LMN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lastminute.com Group
Lastminute.com Group
Lastminute.com group is among the worldwide leaders in the online travel industry and operates a portfolio of well-known brands. More than 10 million travellers book and manage their travel and leisure experiences through the Group’s websites and mobile apps.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$401.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$43.33
EBIT ($mm)
$41.65
Net Income ($mm)
$28.68
Employees
1365
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Ticker: MMYT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MakeMyTrip.com
MakeMyTrip is India’s leading Travel company. MakeMyTrip was the first travel portal in India and is regarded as a pioneer of online travel. Its comprehensive offerings supported by the convenience of online transactions and value-based prices revolutionized the way Indians purchase travel services.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$363.62
EBITDA ($mm)
($81.40)
EBIT ($mm)
($85.80)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1940
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Ticker: DB:HOC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HolidayCheck AG
HolidayCheck AG
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.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$162.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.33
EBIT ($mm)
$4.56
Net Income ($mm)
$2.44
Employees
442
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Ticker: LONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
eLong, Inc.
eLong, Inc.
eLong, Inc. is a leading online travel company in China. The company has a national presence across China, and uses web-based distribution technologies and a 24-hour call center to provide consumers with accurate travel information and high quality online and offline hotel and air booking services.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$152.55
EBITDA ($mm)
($139.02)
EBIT ($mm)
($144.24)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4564
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Ticker: TSE:6191
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Evolable Asia Corp.
Evolable Asia Corp.
Evolable Asia is a Tokyo-based company, founded in 2007, runs three popular online travel portals of its own. An additional 600 domestic travel sites use its in-house technology to power their own flight, hotel, and tour package searches.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$47.36
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$6.97
Net Income ($mm)
$4.15
Employees
616
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Ticker: BSE:500413
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thomascook.in
Thomascook.in
Thomascook.in is the leading integrated travel and travel related financial services company in the country offering a broad spectrum of services that include Foreign Exchange, Corporate Travel, MICE, Leisure Travel, Insurance, Visa & Passport services and E-Business.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,110.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$33.57
EBIT ($mm)
$12.42
Net Income ($mm)
$842.09
Employees
6600
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Ticker: XTRA:TUI1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TUI Group
TUI Group
Based in Germany, TUI Group is a leading international tourism and hospitality organization that offers a range of tours, flights, cruises, and more. Their broad portfolio consists of strong tour operators and many incoming agencies in major holiday destinations around the globe.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$22,479.49
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,256.17
EBIT ($mm)
$808.11
Net Income ($mm)
$976.74
Employees
66632
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