Like Eddy Travels Inc.

closed 9/9/2022 via PR Newswire

TripAdd LLC, acquired Eddy Travels Inc.

synopsis: TripAdd, an ancillary service provider within the Blue Ribbon Bags Group, completed its multi-million dollar acquisition of Eddy Travels. Eddy Travels is an AI travel assistant that helps people find the best flight and accommodation offers in seconds.
buyer parent: Blue Ribbon Bags
buyer: TripAdd LLC
TripAdd is a digital marketplace for all things travel. TripAdd sources thousands of offers from some of the world's largest travel companies. Based on the customers trip details TripAdd selects the best product offers and combines them into personalized discounted travel bundles. "
target: Eddy Travels Inc.
Eddy Travels is an AI travel assistant that helps people find the best flight and accommodation offers in seconds. It is powered by a custom natural language processing system that makes interacting with the digital assistant as simple as chatting with a friend.
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announced 7/31/2019 via Company Press Release

ZoomAway Travel Inc., will acquire Tripsee

synopsis: ZoomAway Travel Inc., an innovator in hospitality technology, will acquire Tripsee. Zoomaway expects to acquire the normal business activities, source code, and digital assets of Tripsee Travel’s hospitality technology, reservation and concierge services. Tripsee allows users to plan trips, build custom itineraries, and more through its mobile app.
buyer: ZoomAway Travel Inc. (TSXV:MTV:$0.18)
ZoomAway Travel, Inc. is a technology, travel, and outsource reservations company which services a diverse clientele within the hospitality industry. ZoomAway Travel is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. "
target: Tripsee
TripSee is a social trip planner and the easiest way to plan vacations. Tripsee allows users to build custom itineraries through its mobile app. Tripsee also offers fully detailed maps, planning trips with friends and family, recommendations via SMS text messaging, and more.
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closed 3/23/2016 via PE Hub

Galavantier, acquired Bucket

synopsis: Galavantier, the Las Vegas online travel company that curates one-of-a-kind travel experiences, announces the acquisition of Bucket (Likebucket.com), the San Francisco-based trip technology company that allows travelers to collect trip recommendations from any source and any device to create their own personalized trip guides.
buyer: Galavantier
Galavantier develops cutting-edge technology combined with local expertise to provide the traveling community with hand-selected travel products and services. "
target: Bucket
Bucket (Likebucket.com) is the San Francisco-based trip technology company that allows travelers to collect trip recommendations from any source and any device to create their own personalized trip guides.
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closed 1/26/2011 via PR Newswire

Concur Technologies, Inc., acquired TripIt, Inc.

synopsis: Concur Technologies, a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of privately held TripIt – the market leader in mobile trip management that helps travelers easily organize and share travel plans no matter where they book.
buyer: Concur Technologies, Inc. (CNQR:$667.89)
Concur® is a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions for companies of all sizes. Concur's easy-to-use web-based and mobile solutions help companies and their employees control costs and save time. "
target: TripIt, Inc.
TripIt®, the mobile trip management company, helps people organize and share their travel plans no matter where they book. Travelers simply forward their travel confirmation emails from over 1,000 sites to plans@TripIt.com.
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closed 6/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Appareo, acquired Aerovie

synopsis: Appareo, a product development and technology company that specializes in software and hardware for industrial and commercial electronics, announced the acquisition of Aerovie, a company that offers the most powerful electronic flight bag (EFB) on the market, allowing users to visualize weather with weather threat detection and radar forecasting.
buyer: Appareo
Appareo is a product development and technology company that specializes in software and hardware for industrial and commercial electronics. They research, develop, design, and manufacture tangible technology that utilizes AI and innovative electronics designed to deliver exceptional customer value."
target: Aerovie
Aerovie offers the most powerful electronic flight bag (EFB) on the market for iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch. It allows users to visualize weather with vertical weather profile, weather threat detection, and radar forecasting.
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closed 8/7/2013 via PR Web

ZOZI, acquired TripFlavor

synopsis: ZOZI, the leading brand helping people live active lifestyles, announced the acquisition of real-time tours and activities Software as a Service reservation system, TripFlavor. TripFlavor launched in 2011 as an OpenTable-style platform for activities and tours.
buyer: ZOZI
ZOZI inspires people to live active lifestyles by connecting them with local experiences, getaways, and the gear they need to Get Out There. Users can discover and book unforgettable experiences that are around the corner or around the world and find the Gear they need for their next adventure. "
target: TripFlavor
TripFlavor is a real-time tours and activities Software-as-a-service reservation system. TripFlavor launched in 2011 as an OpenTable-style platform for activities and tours.
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

dnata, acquired bd4travel

synopsis: Air services provider dnata, part of the Emirates Group, has acquired a majority stake in artificial intelligence (AI) travel technology company bd4travel. bd4travel profiles every single user – so that it is possible to understand each user's interest and intent in real-time.
buyer parent: The Emirates Group
buyer: dnata
dnata is one of the world’s largest air services providers. Offering ground handling, cargo, travel, and flight catering services in 85 countries across six continents, dnata is a trusted partner for over 300 airline customers around the world. "
target: bd4travel
bd4travel profiles every single user – so that it is possible to understand each user's interest and intent in real-time. Then bd4travel instantly recommends the most relevant product, service or content for them from a company's portfolio.
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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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announced 11/24/2021 via Company Press Release

Webjet Limited, will acquire Trip Ninja Inc.

synopsis: Webjet Limited announced it has agreed to acquire a Canadian based travel technology company Trip Ninja. Trip Ninja is a travel technology solutions company that helps booking agencies find efficiencies and drive revenue using machine learning. Their all-in-one flight booking platform helps agents find more competitive itineraries in seconds.
buyer: Webjet Limited (ASX:WEB:$37.15)
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. "
target: Trip Ninja Inc.
Trip Ninja is a travel technology solutions company that helps booking agencies find efficiencies and drive revenue using machine learning. Their all-in-one flight booking platform helps agents find more competitive itineraries in seconds.
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closed 1/27/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Stingray Digital Media Group, acquired Chatter Research

synopsis: Stingray, a leading music, media, and technology company, is acquiring Chatter Research, a Toronto-based leader in the design, development, and implementation of AI driven real-time customer feedback solutions for retail and hospitality businesses. The company’s combination of free-text chats and machine learning captures unique customer insights.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$211.31)
Montreal-based Stingray is a leading music, media, and technology company with over 1,200 employees worldwide. Stingray is a premium provider of curated direct-to-consumer and B2B services, including audio television channels, 101 radio stations, digital signage, in-store music, and more. "
target: Chatter Research
Chatter Research is a Toronto-based leader in the design, development, and implementation of AI driven real-time customer feedback solutions for retail and hospitality businesses. The company’s combination of free-text chats and machine learning captures unique customer insights.
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closed 2/6/2019 via PR Newswire

Travel Tripper, LLC, acquired Pegasus Solutions Inc.

synopsis: Travel Tripper and Pegasus, two leading hospitality technology providers, are joining forces to deliver greater value and innovation to hotel groups worldwide. Pegasus is a leading global technology provider empowering independent hotels, hotel groups and large chains to grow their reservations businesses in a digital world.
buyer: Travel Tripper, LLC
Travel Tripper is a hotel tech provider and strategic digital partner helping hotels worldwide to optimize their direct booking channel and maximize overall revenue. "
target: Pegasus Solutions Inc.
Pegasus is a leading global technology provider empowering independent hotels, hotel groups and large chains to grow their reservations businesses in a digital world. The company provides a comprehensive offering of cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions and services.
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closed 6/2/2014 via Company Press Release

Northstar Travel Media, LLC, acquired Inntopia

synopsis: Northstar Travel Media, the leading business-to-business information company serving the travel and meetings industries, acquired a majority interest in Inntopia, the leading advanced platform for the destination travel industry, powering destination resorts, ski resorts, tour operators and travel suppliers.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: Northstar Travel Media, LLC
Northstar Travel Media is the leading business information and marketing solutions provider to the U.S. travel, tourism and meetings industries. It offers unparalleled depth of information and services to clients in the travel industry. "
target: Inntopia
Inntopia is the leading advanced platform for the destination travel industry, powering destination resorts, ski resorts, tour operators and travel suppliers. The Inntopia platform gives agents access to popular activities and attractions in these same destinations.
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closed 9/12/2006 via BusinessWire

Sterling Valley Systems Inc merged with VRGateway,

synopsis: VRGateway, the Web's first "Super Search" site providing direct connectivity between consumers professionally managed vacation rental properties, and Sterling Valley Systems, Inc., operators of Inntopia, provider of travel technology and services to resorts, and destination marketing organizations announced a merger of the two organizations.
buyer: VRGateway
VRGateway is the Web's first "Super Search" site providing direct connectivity between consumers and hundreds of thousands of professionally managed vacation rental properties. Proprietary technology allows most widely-used reservation management systems to interface directly with VRGateway. "
target: Sterling Valley Systems Inc
Inntopia is an innovative travel technology company that provides its partners with fully integrated reservation solutions including a robust and flexible central reservation system and a dynamic packaging and pricing booking engine.
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closed 3/15/2022 via BNC Analysis

Flight Centre Travel Group Limited, acquired TPConnects

synopsis: Flight Centre Travel Group (FLT) has taken a majority stake in Dubai-based travel technology firm TPConnects Technologies to allow it to offer a wider choice of airfares to clients. FLT, the Australia-based travel company, has raised its shareholding in TPConnects from 22.5 per cent to 70 per cent following the deal.
buyer: Flight Centre Travel Group Limited (ASX:FLT:$400.54)
Australia-based The Flight Centre Travel Group Limited (FLT) is one of the world’s largest travel groups with a vast leisure and corporate travel sales network. The company has over 30 brands, including the flagship Flight Centre leisure travel brand and Liberty, the iconic US travel agency group. "
target: TPConnects
TPConnects is a Dubai-based travel technology firm. TPConnects is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) specialist which aggregates airline content from multiple sources, including GDSs, low-cost carriers and the growing number of NDC-enabled booking channels.
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closed 11/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Lonely Planet, acquired TouristEye

synopsis: TouristEye announced that it has been acquired by travel heavyweight Lonely Planet. TouristEye is a mobile app and website for planning trips and discovering new things to do while traveling. It builds itineraries and collects things to do while traveling in new cities.
buyer parent: British Broadcasting Corporation
buyer: Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet publishes guidebooks, digital books, city guides, and maps that provide travel details to travelers. It also offers travel tips; language guidance books that contain keywords, basic grammar, and phrases in local languages; and health and safety advice. "
target: TouristEye
TouristEye is a mobile app and website for planning trips and discovering new things to do while traveling. It builds itineraries and collects things to do while traveling in new cities.
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closed 7/11/2011 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site, announced it has acquired Where I've Been, a leading travel website and social platform with a detailed interactive world map that lets users share where they've been, lived, and want to go. Where I've Been allows users to share their world map on social networks and interact with like-minded users.
buyer parent: Expedia, Inc.
buyer: TripAdvisor, LLC (TRIP:$1,462.00)
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. It offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features (including Flights search and TripAdvisor Mobile with seamless links to booking tools. "
target: Where I've Been, LLC
Where I've Been, LLC is a leading travel website and social platform with a detailed interactive world map that lets users share where they've been, lived, and want to go. Where I've Been® allows users to share their world map on social networks and interact with like-minded users.
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closed 1/17/2011 via BusinessWire

Skyscanner, acquired Zoombu

synopsis: Europe’s top flight search site Skyscanner has acquired Zoombu, one of the UK’s most exciting online travel start-ups.
buyer: Skyscanner
Skyscanner is Europe’s leading travel search site providing instant online comparisons on flight prices for over 670,000 routes on over 600 airlines, as well car hire and holidays. Skyscanner was founded in 2001 by three IT professionals, Gareth Williams, Barry Smith and Bonamy Grimes. "
target: Zoombu
Zoombu is a travel search engine that finds the best door-to-door route from home to destination.
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closed 5/18/2010 via PR Newswire

TravelPort, acquired Sprice Pte. Ltd.

synopsis: Travelport, a global distribution system providers, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Sprice Pte. Ltd., which owns and operates hotel and travel search engine Sprice.com. The Sprice acquisition supports Travelport's strategy to rapidly expand the availability of hospitality content for its travel agency customers.
buyer: TravelPort (TVPT:$2,182.00)
Travelport is a broad-based business services company and a leading provider of critical transaction processing solutions to companies operating in the global travel industry. Travelport is comprised of the global distribution system (GDS) business that includes the Worldspan and Galileo brands. "
target: Sprice Pte. Ltd.
Sprice.com, the leading real-time travel search engine in the world, allows travelers to search for cheap flights, find and compare over 120,000 hotels with hotel reviews, and get the best travel deals. Sprice.com is a product of Sprice Pte. Ltd.
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closed 4/17/2008 via AP - Associated Press

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Farecast

synopsis: Microsoft Corp. said Thursday it acquired travel search startup Farecast Inc. for an undisclosed amount. The Seattle startup tries to predict whether air fares will rise or fall, helping travelers decide when to buy plane tickets for upcoming trips.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$184,903.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. "
target: Farecast
Farecast.com™ is the smart travel search site that helps you buy with confidence. Launched in 2006, Farecast.com empowers you to Know When to Buy™ with airfare predictions and Know Where to Stay™ with the hotel Rate Key™.
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closed 1/13/2006 via PR Newswire

DynEco Corporation, acquired Dynamic Leisure Group, Inc.

synopsis: DynEco Corporation announced today that on January 13, 2006, it completed the acquisition of all the outstanding capital stock of Dynamic Leisure Group, Inc. ("Dynamic"), which will now operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of DynEco.
buyer: DynEco Corporation
DynEco, through its wholly owned subsidiary Dynamic Leisure Group, Inc. ("Dynamic"), is focused on consolidating leisure-based travel products, such as airfares, hotels, car rentals, excursions, and tours, using proprietary computer software and broadband communication technology. "
target: Dynamic Leisure Group, Inc.
Dynamic owns the proprietary rights to Tourscape, a packaging software that enables end-users the ability to create, price and manage multiple travel products online, instantaneously.
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closed 9/9/2022 via PR Newswire

TripAdd LLC, acquired Eddy Travels Inc.

synopsis: TripAdd, an ancillary service provider within the Blue Ribbon Bags Group, completed its multi-million dollar acquisition of Eddy Travels. Eddy Travels is an AI travel assistant that helps people find the best flight and accommodation offers in seconds.
buyer parent: Blue Ribbon Bags
buyer: TripAdd LLC
TripAdd is a digital marketplace for all things travel. TripAdd sources thousands of offers from some of the world's largest travel companies. Based on the customers trip details TripAdd selects the best product offers and combines them into personalized discounted travel bundles. "
target: Eddy Travels Inc.
Eddy Travels is an AI travel assistant that helps people find the best flight and accommodation offers in seconds. It is powered by a custom natural language processing system that makes interacting with the digital assistant as simple as chatting with a friend.
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closed 9/9/2022 via PR Newswire

TripAdd LLC, acquired Eddy Travels Inc.

synopsis: TripAdd, an ancillary service provider within the Blue Ribbon Bags Group, completed its multi-million dollar acquisition of Eddy Travels. Eddy Travels is an AI travel assistant that helps people find the best flight and accommodation offers in seconds.
buyer parent: Blue Ribbon Bags
buyer: TripAdd LLC
TripAdd is a digital marketplace for all things travel. TripAdd sources thousands of offers from some of the world's largest travel companies. Based on the customers trip details TripAdd selects the best product offers and combines them into personalized discounted travel bundles. "
target: Eddy Travels Inc.
Eddy Travels is an AI travel assistant that helps people find the best flight and accommodation offers in seconds. It is powered by a custom natural language processing system that makes interacting with the digital assistant as simple as chatting with a friend.
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closed 6/8/2022 via BNC Analysis

GreenGo SAS, acquired Vaovert SAS

synopsis: GreenGo, the French platform for booking responsible accommodation, announces the acquisition of the startup Vaovert, a pioneer in the sector. Created in 2018 and the first eco-responsible accommodation platform in France, Vaovert is aimed at travelers in search of rejuvenation and escape, wishing to treat themselves to a natural getaway. 
buyer: GreenGo SAS
Launched in February 2021, GreenGo is a French eco-responsible accommodation booking platform that aims to be the French and fair alternative to traditional accommodation booking sites. GreenGo allows French people concerned about their environmental impact to enjoy authentic stays. "
target: Vaovert SAS
Created in 2018 and the first eco-responsible accommodation platform in France, Vaovert is aimed at travelers in search of rejuvenation and escape, wishing to treat themselves to a natural getaway.
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announced 5/24/2022 via Reuters

Qantas Airlines, will acquire Tripadeal

synopsis: Australia's Qantas Airways said it would buy a 51% stake in online travel agency TripADeal, as it seeks to tap a recovery in demand for packaged holidays.
buyer: Qantas Airlines (QAN:$4,194.82)
Qantas is widely regarded as the world's leading long distance airline and one of the strongest brands in Australia. They also operate subsidiary businesses including other airlines, and businesses in specialist markets such as Q Catering. "
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.
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announced 5/6/2022 via BusinessWire

Despegar, will acquire Viajanet

synopsis: Despegar.com, Corp., the leading online travel company in Latin America, announced that it has agreed to acquire Viajanet, one of the leading online travel agencies in Brazil. Viajanet offer airline tickets, pre-assembled travel packages, hotel stays, travel insurance, and other facilities linked to tourism.
buyer: Despegar (DESP:$322.84)
Despegar is the leading online travel company in Latin America. For over two decades, it has revolutionized the tourism industry through technology. "
target: Viajanet
Viajanet is one of the leading online travel agencies in Brazil. They offer airline tickets, pre-assembled travel packages, hotel stays, travel insurance, and other facilities linked to tourism.
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closed 4/1/2022 via BNC Analysis

HomeToGo GmbH, acquired e-domizil GmbH

synopsis: Alternative accommodation marketplace HomeToGo has announced the acquisition of Frankfurt-based internet company e-domizil GmbH from e-vacation Group Holding GmbH. e-domizil focuses on the procurement of individual travel experience products, ranging from vacation rentals to cruises and round trips.
buyer: HomeToGo GmbH (DB:HTG:$0.00)
Germany-based HomeToGo has the world's largest selection of vacation rentals, listing millions of offers from thousands of trusted partners, including Airbnb, Vrbo, and TripAdvisor. HomeToGo combines price, destination, dates, and amenities to find the perfect accommodation for any trip worldwide. "
target: e-domizil GmbH
Founded in 2000, e-domizil focuses on the procurement of individual travel experience products, ranging from vacation rentals to cruises and round trips. The company comprises of brands including e-domizil, PREMIUM SELECTION by e-domizil, tourist-online.
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GoZayaan, acquired FindMyAdventure

synopsis: Bangladeshi travel-tech platform GoZayaan recently acquired Pakistani online travel and tourism portal FindMyAdventure. FindMyAdventure is Pakistan’s first online marketplace for people to search, compare, discover and book trips, tours and travel experiences across Pakistan at any price point.
buyer: GoZayaan
GoZayaan is a Bangladeshi travel-tech platform for next generation traveling. They aim to put users in charge of their travel plan. GoZayaan started its journey with the mission to shift the tourism scene into the digital space. "
target: FindMyAdventure
Founded in 2016 by Husnain Habib Malik, Khawaja Raza Abbas, Komail Naqvi, Shozab Naqvi and Syed Haider Raza, FindMyAdventure is Pakistan’s first online marketplace for people to search, compare, discover and book trips, tours and travel experiences across Pakistan at any price point.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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:$400.54)
Flight Centre Travel Group is an Australian-based international travel company and the largest retail travel outlet in Australia. Its global operations include stores in New Zealand, the USA, UK and Canada, as well as outlets in India, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, the UAE, and South Africa. "
target: Ignite Travel Group
Recognized and celebrated by both industry and Australian consumers, Ignite Travel Group (ITG) has forged relationships and partnerships built on trust and an unwavering desire to continue disrupting traditional travel models to create exclusive, unique holiday experiences.
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rev ($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.
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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.
price ($mm)
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announced 1/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

H.I.S. Co.,Ltd., will acquire Redtag.ca

synopsis: H.I.S. Co., Ltd., a travel agency that specializes in low-cost package tours, will be acquiring Redtag.ca, a web portal that specializes in offering fantastic travel deals worldwide. They give Canadians access to a wide-range of vacation packages, flights, cruises, hotels, car rentals and destination activities.
buyer: H.I.S. Co.,Ltd. (TSE:9603:$6,862.32)
Based in Japan, H.I.S. Co., Ltd. is a travel agency that specializes in low-cost package tours. Their core business is in the overseas travel industry and has expanded to hotels, airlines, and theme parks for their customers' delight and excitement. "
target: Redtag.ca
Redtag.ca is a web portal that specializes in offering fantastic travel deals worldwide. They give Canadians access to a wide-range of vacation packages, flights, cruises, hotels, car rentals and destination activities.
price ($mm)
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announced 12/19/2018 via Company Press Release

Triton, will acquire Sunweb Group

synopsis: Funds advised by Triton have signed an agreement to acquire Sunweb Group, a leading European online tour operator. Founded 1991 in Netherlands, Sunweb serves ~1 million customers annually providing packaged holidays to more than 20 focal destinations across Europe and the Mediterranean.
buyer: Triton
The Triton funds invest in and support the positive development of medium-sized businesses headquartered in Europe, focusing on businesses in the Industrial, Business Services and Consumer/Health sectors. Triton seeks to contribute to the building of better businesses for the longer term. "
target: Sunweb Group
Sunweb Group is one of the leading online travel groups in Europe with more than EUR 600m in turnover. It is the driving force behind numerous brands operating within seven international markets: The Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, United Kingdom, Germany and France.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$678
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Secret Escapes, will acquire TravelBird

synopsis: British online travel group Secret Escapes is taking over bankrupt Dutch holiday platform TravelBird. Founded in 2010, TravelBird is an online travel provider that offers 6 inspirational deals each day and fixed offers in thematic categories.
buyer: Secret Escapes
Secret Escapes, negotiates exclusive rates for luxury hand-picked hotels and holidays in the UK and abroad, at up to 60% off the price customers would pay by booking anywhere else. "
target: TravelBird
Founded in 2010, TravelBird is an online travel provider that offers 6 inspirational deals each day and fixed offers in thematic categories. The company owes its success to a simple formula: surprise and inspire customers with the best travel deals and provide a no-hassle booking process.
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announced 8/29/2018 via BNC Analysis

Siparex Group, will acquire NG Travel

synopsis: Olivier Kervella, President of NG Travel, and Siparex bought the shares of Karim Massoud through a management buyout transaction. NG Travel, is a French travel holding company founded by Olivier Kervella, Christian Mazeau and Karim Massoud. Through its brands, it provides travel services online.
buyer: Siparex Group
Siparex is one of the largest independent French private equity groups. As a reference partner for medium-sized companies and SMEs, its business is to invest in companies' own funds by providing growth momentum. "
target: NG Travel
NG Travel, is a French travel holding company founded by Olivier Kervella, Christian Mazeau and Karim Massoud. Through its brands, it provides travel services online.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/9/2018 via Company Press Release

dnata, acquired Tropo GmbH

synopsis: dnata, one of the world’s largest air services provider, announced it has acquired Tropo, a Germany-based tour operator, from ProSiebenSat.1 Group. The acquisition marks dnata’s entry into the German market and extends its global network of travel businesses in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia.
buyer parent: The Emirates Group
buyer: dnata
dnata is one of the world’s largest air services providers. Offering ground handling, cargo, travel, and flight catering services in 85 countries across six continents, dnata is a trusted partner for over 300 airline customers around the world. "
target parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
target: Tropo GmbH
Tropo is the most dynamic online tour operator for low-cost and high-quality travel packages, last-minute vacations, and hotel reservations. Tropo offers up to 200 million vacation options to every popular beach as well as every vibrant city around the world.
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announced 7/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Standard Chartered Private Equity, will acquire TBO Group

synopsis: Standard Chartered Private Equity, a subsidiary of Standard Chartered Bank, will acquire TBO Group, a travel agent network based in India, from the entertainment group, Naspers. TBO Group provides an online platform where users can access travel and accommodation inventory.
buyer parent: Standard Chartered Bank
buyer: Standard Chartered Private Equity
Based in Singapore, Standard Chartered Private Equity is a venture capital investment arm of Standard Chartered Bank specializing in mid to late stage companies. It invests in expansion capital and acquisitions or management buyouts. The firm makes investments across a range of industries. "
target parent: Naspers Ltd.
target: TBO Group
Based in India, TBO Group is one of the largest travel agent networks in the world. They provide an online platform where travel agents across 78 countries can get access to travel and accommodation inventory. They also help travel agents provide better services to their end customers.
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