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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 2/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

Comuto, acquired Podorozhniki

synopsis: Comuto, the operator of French carpooling site Blablacar.com, has acquired Ukraine-based Podorozhniki. Podorozhniki is a Ukrainian carpooling site that offers an online tool for optimizing the use of personal and public transport, reducing travel costs and traffic load on the roads.
buyer: Comuto
Comuto S.A.S. operates BlablaCar.com, a marketplace for carpooling in Europe. It connects drivers with people looking for a ride. "
target: Podorozhniki
Founded in 2010, Podorozhniki is a Ukrainian carpooling site headquartered in Kiev. Podorozhniki reported 30,000 registered users in 2013.
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closed 9/14/2018 via Company Press Release

TUI Group, acquired Musement

synopsis: TUI Group, a leading international tourism and hospitality organization, has acquired Musement, one of the leading online platforms for activities, tours, and excursions. The start-up currently offers travellers around 35,00 products in 1,100 cities around the world.
buyer: TUI Group (XTRA:TUI1:$22,479.49)
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. "
target: Musement
Based in Italy, Musement helps you get the best from destinations by providing a great choice of local tours and attractions. Musement is the online travel companion that allows you to book tickets for activities and attractions around the world.
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closed 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

PARISCityVISION, acquired Meetrip and Cariboo

synopsis: PARISCityVISION continues its diversification by relying on digital companies. PARISCityVISION announces the acquisition of Meetrip and Cariboo, French platforms for connecting with professional guides and local amateur guides.
buyer: PARISCityVISION
PARISCityVISION is the leader of tours & activities in Paris and France. Member of the Gray Line network, they offer more than 200 excursions to many destinations including Paris, Versailles, Giverny, Mont Saint Michel, the Loire Valley and much more. "
target: Meetrip and Cariboo
Created in 2014 by Ralph Guyot-Jeannin, Paris-based Meetrip is a booking platform for certified speaker guides and guided tours. In 2016, Meetrip offers Cariboo's innovative collaborative platform that connects tourists with passionate locals to help them discover their city.
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closed 11/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

Talpa, acquired Emesa BV

synopsis: Talpa Networks has acquired Emesa, the parent company of VakantieVeilingen, ActievandeDag, TicketScout and VavaBid. Emesa is an international e-commerce player in the leisure, retail and travel sector, based in The Netherlands.
buyer parent: ITV plc
buyer: Talpa
Talpa Media comprises Talpa Netherlands and Talpa Global. Talpa Netherlands consists of Talpa Content, the in-house creative development unit, and Talpa Productions, the group's TV production unit. Talpa Global is dedicated to the worldwide licensing of Talpa Content's formats and finished series. "
target parent: Dasym Investment Strategies B.V.
target: Emesa BV
Emesa is an international e-commerce player in the leisure, retail and travel sector with the brands VakantieVeilingen, ActievandeDag, TicketScout and the international brand VavaBid. Emesa profiles itself as a provider of new sales channels for brands from the leisure, retail and travel world.
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closed 9/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

Airbnb, acquired Trip4real

synopsis: Airbnb has acquired Trip4Real, an activity-booking company. Based in Barcelona,Trip4Real lets people book activities in over 70 European cities (though most of those cities are in Spain), and is planning to expand into Latin America. Its website says it has around 10,000 users globally.
buyer: Airbnb
Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone. "
target: Trip4real
Experience Europe like a local. Trip4real allows users to tour cities with people who actually live and breathe the city they are visiting. Book tours and activities hosted by local insiders across Europe and experience a place like they live there.
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closed 6/23/2016 via PR Web

Fareportal, acquired Tripcombi

synopsis: Fareportal, a global leader in travel technology, announced that it has acquired Tripcombi, an online flight metasearch platform that can save consumers up to 80% in airfares compared to competitors by leveraging its proprietary technology to find unique flight combinations.
buyer: Fareportal
Fareportal is a tech company founded in 2002 that makes booking travel easy by powering leading travel agencies CheapOair and OneTravel. "
target: Tripcombi
Tripcombi, formerly known as tripdelta, is an online flight metasearch platform that can save consumers up to 80% in airfares compared to competitors by leveraging its proprietary technology to find unique flight combinations.
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closed 10/7/2015 via Company Press Release

Travelport, acquired TraviAustria GmbH

synopsis: Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform, has announced the acquisition and vertical integration of its distributor in Austria, TraviAustria. TraviAustria operates and develops one of the largest booking platforms in the Central European region.
buyer: Travelport (TVPT:$2,182.00)
Travelport is a leading Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the global travel and tourism industry. Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform enables travel providers, travel agencies, corporations and developers to connect. "
target: TraviAustria GmbH
TraviAustria operates and develops one of the largest booking platforms in the Central European region. The "Central European Touristic Solutions" platform - CETS - currently provides 2.500 travel agencies in 12 different countries with direct access to the products of 140 service providers.
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closed 4/24/2013 via Company Press Release

GetYourGuide Inc., acquired Gidsy

synopsis: GetYourGuide has announced that Gidsy, a peer-to-peer platform for discovering local experiences and things to do, is now part of GetYourGuide. Gidsy, which connects people in real life through unique experiences, has built a huge online and offline community of individuals organizing and booking activities in over 140 cities and 40 countries.
buyer: GetYourGuide Inc.
GetYourGuide is a booking website for tours & activities. From sightseeing by bus to shark diving, it gives users the full spectrum of things to do for their next vacation or weekend adventure. "
target: Gidsy
Gidsy operates a website where people can offer and book tours, activities, workshops, local events, and other fun things to do.
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closed 4/9/2013 via PR Newswire

Smarter Travel Media LLC, acquired Jetsetter

synopsis: TripAdvisor®, Inc. announced it has acquired Jetsetter.com, a leading members-only private sale site for hotel bookings. The Jetsetter brand will continue to operate out of New York City and will be incorporated into Smarter Travel Media.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Smarter Travel Media LLC
Smarter Travel Media is a free online consumer community dedicated to helping people save time and money. Featuring weekly e-mail newsletters detailing last-minute Internet deals and the latest travel promotions, Smarter Travel also posts the latest fare sales, travel deals, and promotions daily. "
target parent: Gilt Groupe
target: Jetsetter
Jetsetter is a members-only travel site that provides firsthand expert knowledge, insider access, & exclusive pricing to luxury travelers. Each trip featured has been hand-selected by a team of curators & personally reviewed by a Jetsetter correspondent to assure that it meets member expectations.
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closed 6/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Cudo Pty Limited, acquired Getaway Lounge

synopsis: Cudo, an Australian deal site, has purchased Getaway Lounge travel business. Getaway Lounge is best known for offering travel experiences on the popular television program Getaway.
buyer: Cudo Pty Limited
Cudo is an Australian website that offers daily deals and discounts on restaurants and bars, hotels, spas, salons, theatre tickets, tours and much more. "
target: Getaway Lounge
Getaway Lounge offers discounted travel deals online. Every week, they offer their members a handful of new travel experiences.
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closed 3/28/2011 via BNC Analysis

Oakley Capital Limited, acquired Emesa BV

synopsis: Oakley Capital Investments Limited has acquired a significant majority stake in Emesa B.V., a leading e-commerce company active in the Dutch online leisure market, through Oakley Capital Private Equity L.P. Oakley said it believed Emesa was well-positioned to achieve further growth in the Netherlands and expand into other European markets.
buyer: Oakley Capital Limited (AIM:OCI:$104.81)
Oakley Capital Limited is an asset management and financial advisory business with over $1 billion of assets under management. It is focused on understanding investors’ interests and requirements, while retaining the flexibility to move quickly and decisively in response to their needs. "
target: Emesa BV
Emesa B.V. is a leading online consumer auction platform in the European leisure industry. The e-commerce company enables online consumers to locate and book leisure deals such as short holidays, weekend breaks, spa and beauty treatments, event tickets and restaurant visits.
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announced 3/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

American Express Company, will acquire LoungeBuddy

synopsis: AmericanExpress has acquired LoungeBuddy, a booking app for airport lounges. LoungeBuddy makes it possible for all travellers to find, book, and access airport lounges around the world in seconds. From the casual traveler in economy to the seasoned elite road warrior, LoungeBuddy helps users make the most of their time at the airport.
buyer: American Express Company (AXP:$38,379.00)
The American Express Company, also known as Amex, is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Three World Financial Center in New York City. "
target: LoungeBuddy
LoungeBuddy makes it possible for all travellers to find, book, and access airport lounges around the world in seconds. From the casual traveler in economy to the seasoned elite road warrior, LoungeBuddy helps users make the most of their time at the airport.
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closed 6/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Citybird, SAS, acquired Felix S.A.S.

synopsis: Two start-ups specializing in motorcycle transport, Félix and CityBird, have decided to unite. Felix, based in Paris, is ​​the first platform that connects individuals and businesses instantly or in advance with professional taxi and motorcycle drivers to facilitate urban travel.
buyer: Citybird, SAS
Citybird is the No. 1 Motorcycle Taxi in Paris and in the île de France. Citybird provides the best web and mobile tools to facilitate the management of reservations. "
target: Felix S.A.S.
Felix, based in Paris, is ​​the first platform that connects individuals and businesses instantly or in advance with professional taxi and motorcycle drivers to facilitate urban travel.
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announced 7/17/2013 via BusinessWire

HomeAway, Inc., will acquire Travelmob

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

Love Home Swap, acquired 1stHomeExchange

synopsis: Love Home Swap, the international holiday home exchange website founded by serial entrepreneur Debbie Wosskow, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of competitor site 1stHomeExchange. The deal triples the size of the Love Home Swap portfolio to 35,000 properties listed in more than 150 countries worldwide.
buyer: Love Home Swap
Love Home Swap is a members-only home swapping site that’s stylish, social and simple to use. With 35,000+ inspiring homes listed in every corner of the globe, those looking to house swap can save themselves thousands on holiday accommodation costs. "
target: 1stHomeExchange
1stHomeExchange.com is an international home exchange website with listings in 130+ countries. Home exchanging is a vacation alternative where people allow others to stay in their home while they stay in the others.
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closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Yandex N.V., acquired Bookform

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

Secret Escapes, acquired Empathy Marketing

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

Optiemus Infracom Limited, will acquire MagicSpree

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

HotelPlanner.com, acquired BackBid Inc.

synopsis: HotelPlanner.com, a leading online provider of group hotel bookings and individual hotel stays worldwide, has acquired BackBid, a hotel booking website. BackBid allows travelers to post their hotel reservation on the site and have hotels bid on them for their business, offering either discounts or value-added services.
buyer: HotelPlanner.com
HotelPlanner.com provides group hotel booking services to 3,000 groups per day in the global group travel market. The company’s group hotel booking service ensures the lowest rates by allowing customers to receive quotes online directly from hotel group sales managers. "
target: BackBid Inc.
BackBid is a hotel booking website that revolutionizes how travelers book hotel rooms. Travelers can post their hotel reservation on BackBid, allowing hotels to see and bid for their business, offering either discounts or value-added services, like upgraded rooms, free parking or breakfast.
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closed 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 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 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lonely Planet, acquired ArrivalGuides

synopsis: Lonely Planet, a publisher of travel guidebooks, city guides, and maps, has acquired ArrivalGuides, the world's largest distributor of destination content. ArrivalGuides represents more than 550 destinations and official tourist boards, who manage their own destination information in ArrivaGuide's content management system.
buyer parent: NC2 Media
buyer: Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet publishes guidebooks, digital books, city guides, and maps that provide travel details to travelers. It also offers travel tips; language guidance books that contain keywords, basic grammar, and phrases in local languages; and health and safety advice. "
target parent: Eniro AB
target: ArrivalGuides
ArrivalGuides is the world's largest distributor of destination content. ArrivalGuides represents more than 550 destinations and official tourist boards, who manage their own destination information in ArrivaGuide's content management system.
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closed 12/21/2018 via Company Press Release

HolidayCheck AG, acquired Beach-Inspector GmbH

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

Bose, acquired Detour, Inc.

synopsis: Bose, an audio equipment manufacturer, has acquired Detour, a mobile app that allows users to experience location-aware audio tours. Detour's tours guides users to fascinating places they wouldn’t find and are narrated by locals, like journalists and activists, giving users an authentic look at the city they are visiting.
buyer: Bose
Bose is a research company that develops sound solutions for the entertainment, home audio, aviation, and automotive industries. Bose products for the home, in the car, on the go and in public spaces have become iconic, changing the way people listen to music. "
target: Detour, Inc.
Detour is a mobile app that allows users to experience location-aware audio tours. Detour guides users to fascinating places they wouldn’t find, and stories they can't see. The tours are narrated by locals, like journalists and activists, giving users an authentic look at the city they are visiting.
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closed 2/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Espacio, acquired Hibiscus & Nomada Ltd

synopsis: Espacio, a Medellin, Colombia-based Incubator, announced it has acquired Hibiscus & Nomada, a leading travel blog that aims to document the affordable way to discovering the unexplored. In addition to its blog, Hibiscus & Nomada provides travel guides to Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
buyer: Espacio
Espacio is a media incubator located in the heart of Medellin, Colombia. Their three missions are to further Medellin as a center of innovation, to be the best place in the world to start new businesses, and to advance the media and PR industries. "
target: Hibiscus & Nomada Ltd
Hibiscus & Nomada is a leading travel blog that provides backpacker travel guides to destinations around the world. Hibiscus & Nomada shares stories of adventures proving that the riches of the world are within everyone’s reach.
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closed 11/6/2017 via Company Press Release

MairDumont, acquired Kunth Verlag GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: Mairdumont GmbH & Co KG, the leading tourism information company in Germany and Europe, has acquired Kunth Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, a company that publishes travel literature, illustrated books, maps, and calendars. Both companies are based in Germany.
buyer: MairDumont
Mairdumont operates as market leader for tourist information. The Company offers product range for printed and electronic media. Mairdumont provides printed publications including travel guides, city plans, city atlases, and cartography. "
target: Kunth Verlag GmbH & Co. KG
Kunth Verlag GmbH & Co. KG publishes travel literature, illustrated books, maps, and calendars. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Munich, Germany.
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closed 10/11/2017 via Company Press Release

Musement, acquired Triposo

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

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

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

TATERU bnb, acquired Wanderpass

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

World Guide Publishing, will acquire Trip Companion Books Publishing Company

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

Arthur Frommer, acquired Frommer's

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

NC2 Media, will acquire Lonely Planet

synopsis: BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, is selling its Lonely Planet travel guide business to NC2 Media. Travel publisher Lonely Planet has printed approximately 120M books in 11 languages and is the number one travel guide book brand in the U.S., Australia and the UK.
buyer: NC2 Media
NC2 Media is a US based media company primarily engaged in the creation, acquisition, and distribution of quality digital content and the development of the technologies to make that possible. "
target parent: British Broadcasting Corporation
target: Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet publishes guidebooks, digital books, city guides, and maps that provide travel details to travelers. It also offers travel tips; language guidance books that contain keywords, basic grammar, and phrases in local languages; and health and safety advice.
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$62
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closed 1/15/2013 via PR Newswire

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

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

Mehan EduSolutions, acquired Indiantravels.com

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

Mehan EduSolutions, acquired Indiasite.com

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

TripAdvisor, LLC, acquired Wanderfly

synopsis: TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site, announced it has acquired Wanderfly, a travel inspiration site. Wanderfly is the best place to discover and share personalized travel recommendations. Their premise is simple: everyone travels differently, so people need different recommendations.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: TripAdvisor, LLC (TRIP:$1,571.00)
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. "
target: Wanderfly
Wanderfly is the best place to discover and share personalized travel recommendations. Their premise is simple: everyone travels differently, so people need different recommendations. Wanderfly makes travel planning more personal, simple, fun, human and inspiring.
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closed 8/13/2012 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Frommer's

synopsis: Google has announced that it is buying the Frommer's travel guidebooks from John Wiley & Sons. Google intends to integrate the Frommer's content with Zagat over time, but it will initially offer the reviews of hotels, restaurants and sights across the world on the Web under the Frommer's brand name.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$155,058.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target parent: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
target: Frommer's
Since the 1957 publication of Arthur Frommer's revolutionary Europe on $5 a Day, the Frommer's collection of travel products has expanded to include over 300 guidebooks as well as this popular Frommers.com Web site, reaffirming Frommer's as the most trusted name in travel today.
price ($mm)
$22
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announced 6/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Ringier Axel Springer Media AG announced it would acquire Grupa Onet.pl S.A. which focuses on running a Polish Web portal (Onet.pl). The Company also runs its own publishing house called Pascal Sp. z o.o. (Wydawnictwo Pascal), which publishes and distributes guidebooks, maps and other tourism related material.
buyer: Ringier Axel Springer Media AG
Ringier Axel Springer Media AG is a leading integrated multimedia company in Central and Eastern Europe. Ringier Axel Springer Media AG manages an extensive portfolio of over 70 print titles and more than 60 digital offerings in expanding markets. "
target parent: TVN S.A.
target: Grupa Onet.pl S.A.
Grupa Onet.pl S.A. focuses on running a Polish Web portal (Onet.pl). The Company also runs its own publishing house called Pascal Sp. z o.o. (Wydawnictwo Pascal), which publishes and distributes guidebooks, maps and other tourism related material.
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closed 4/24/2012 via Market Wire

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

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

TripAdvisor, LLC, acquired EveryTrail

synopsis: TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site and an operating company of Expedia, Inc., announced it has expanded its mobile travel offering with the acquisition of Palo Alto, California-based EveryTrail®. EveryTrail has developed a GPS-enabled publishing platform to create outdoor tours and city guides for mobile devices.
buyer parent: Expedia, Inc.
buyer: TripAdvisor, LLC (TRIP:$1,571.00)
TripAdvisor® Media Network, operated by TripAdvisor, LLC, attracts nearly 36 million monthly visitors across 15 popular brands. Collectively, the sites comprising the TripAdvisor Media Network have won hundreds of awards and accolades from press and industry, worldwide. "
target: EveryTrail
EveryTrail is a global web2.0 platform for geo-tagged user-generated travel content that’s changing the way millions of people share travel experiences and plan trips. EveryTrail makes it easy to share travel experiences, through interactive maps that include photos plotted along the trip route.
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closed 1/25/2011 via Market Wire

NileGuide.com, acquired 10Best, Inc.

synopsis: NileGuide.com announced the acquisition of travel recommendation site 10Best.com for an undisclosed amount. The 10best.com acquisition from Enveritas Group, Inc. solidifies NileGuide as the largest independent travel content network with a combined reach of over three million visitors per month.
buyer: NileGuide.com
NileGuide.com offers unique, "by-locals-for-travelers" recommendations and free itineraries covering what to see and do, as well as where to stay and eat. These recommendations and original itineraries are created by over 150 NileGuide editors, or "Local Experts," spanning the globe. "
target parent: EnVeritas Group
target: 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.
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