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TripAdvisor Takes Over US-Based Citymaps

Global travel planning and booking site TripAdvisor has taken over Citymaps, a New York-based social mapping platform. The financial terms of the deal were not revealed. Following the deal, Citymaps will continue to be run as an individual business.

Read More29 Aug 16
Airbnb Wants To Disrupt More Than Just Hotels

Touching down in a new city and flicking through a Rough Guide or a Lonely Planet to find the best sites and restaurants is an increasingly digital process. Travel publishers are shifting to online models while the likes of TripAdvisor and Yelp are...

Read More20 Apr 16
What 5 Companies Tell Us About The State Of Online Travel

The sharing economy has opened up the market for how we travel, with Airbnb making it easy to stay anywhere from a yurt to a gondola hanging above the French Alps. Armed with your smartphone a proliferation of travel options are literally at...

Read More07 May 15
TripAdvisor Snaps Up ZeTrip For Digital Journal

Travel reviews and bookings company TripAdvisor is moving to boost its engagement with customers as it snaps up ZeTrip, the firm behind digital travel journal Rove. The app lets users record what they’ve been doing and seeing on holiday as well as...

Read More03 Feb 15
What 6 M&A Deals Tell Us About The Online Travel Industry

The travel industry continues to thrive in the digital world. The initial wave of tech travel companies made services - from flights to hotels - available to more people and at lower costs than ever before. Now as startups continue to streamline and...

Read More26 Aug 14
Uber Confirms And Launches API With 11 Partners

Uber has confirmed and launched its API with 11 partners. Its API is designed to enable easy integration of its car hailing service. This new feature is launching with partners which include Hyatt Hotels, TripAdvisor and OpenTable. The move is only...

Read More21 Aug 14
Trip Advisor Snaps Up Viator For USD200m

Trip Advisor has purchased online tours and activities booking agency, Viator in a deal worth USD200m. Based in San Francisco, Viator is a website operated by travel insiders that curates the best local tours and activities. It claims to have more than...

Read More25 Jul 14
TripAdvisor gobbles up LaFourchette for USD140m

TripAdvisor has gobbled up French restaurant reservation service LaFourchette in a deal believed to be worth USD140m. LaFourchette develops online restaurant reservation software which works with 13,000 restaurants in France, Spain and Switzerland. With...

Read More08 May 14
Why We Can Expect More Consolidation In Digital Food

From takeaways and meal kits to getting the best table at your favourite bistro, it’s all go in digital food. The latest big move sees TripAdvisor snap up restaurant-booking service LaFourchette for USD140m. The firm was valued at more than USD65.8m in...

Read More08 May 14
4 Things That 15 Deals Tell Us About The Future Of Digital Travel

Travel is going digital. From same-day holiday and hotel bookings on mobile devices to social reviewing networks online, consumers are have embraced the internet when it comes to travel. The ecosystem is blooming, buoyed by increasing capital from VC...

Read More14 Feb 14
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