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TripAdvisor Shakes Up Business with Aggressive Hotel Metasearch Integration

TripAdvisor just shook up its business in a way that it hasn’t done for years. After introducing hotel metasearch on smartphones during the fourth quarter, the company said today it will introduce hotel metasearch across tablets and desktops, and complete … Continue reading

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Priceline-Kayak deal: Marketing expertise and global footprint at heart of $1.8 billion takeover

Priceline is acquiring Kayak for $1.8 billion in cash and stock. Yes, read it again. While unexpected, interestingly the news does not fundamentally tell us anything about the industry. Unless, that is, aside from Priceline’s willingness to use its strong … Continue reading

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Why Priceline’s purchase of Booking.com was the most profitable travel deal of the 2000s

In 2004, The Priceline Group acquired European hotel booking website Booking.com, helping to catapult Priceline from a profit of $10 million in 2003 to a profit of $1.1 billion last year.No other acquisition in the digital travel space in the 2000s … Continue reading

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