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closed 10/11/2017 via Company Press Release

Musement, acquired Triposo

synopsis: Musement, the travel tech startup that lets users discover and book local tours and attractions, announced the acquisition of travel content platform Triposo. Triposo uses a clever algorithm that peruses the web and crunches through millions of websites and reviews.
buyer: Musement
Launched in Milan in 2013, Musement is a travel discovery and booking service that allows users to get the best from their travel destinations by providing a great choice of local tours and attractions to discover and book. "
target: Triposo
Triposo is a smart travel content platform. A clever algorithm peruses the web and crunches through millions of websites and reviews. The Triposo travel guide app allows travelers to choose their favorite hotels, sights, activities and restaurants and add them to their bucket list.
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closed 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 5/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

TATERU bnb, acquired Wanderpass

synopsis: iVacation Co., Ltd., a company based in Tokyo, Japan that is behind the development of TATERU bnb and TATERU Phone, has acquired Wanderpass, an audio guide which leads travelers through the city as if they were in a museum. The audio guide will provide users with fascinating information about the best areas of Tokyo.
buyer parent: Investors Cloud Co., Ltd.
buyer: TATERU bnb
iVacation Co., Ltd. is a company based in Tokyo, Japan that is behind the development of TATERU bnb and TATERU Phone. TATERU bnb is a vacation rental marketplace. TATERU phone is a mobile concierge service for travelers to Japan. "
target: Wanderpass
Wanderpass provides an audio guide which leads travelers through the city as if they were in a museum. The audio guide will provide users with fascinating information about the best areas of Tokyo such as Asakusa, Ueno, Ginza, Nihonbashi, and Kagurazaka as you walk around the cities.
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closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lonely Planet, acquired ArrivalGuides

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

HolidayCheck AG, acquired Beach-Inspector GmbH

synopsis: HolidayCheck, a leading travel website, has acquired the main assets of Beach-Inspector GmbH, the world's largest beach information and rating platform. They help users to find a list of dream beaches that reach their expectations with just a few clicks. They are based in Berlin, Germany.
buyer: HolidayCheck AG (DB:HOC:$162.04)
HolidayCheck is a leading travel website where users can easily find and book their perfect holiday and share their holiday experience. They are based in Switzerland. "
target: Beach-Inspector GmbH
Beach-Inspector is the world's largest beach information and rating platform. They help users to find a list of dream beaches that reach their expectations with just a few clicks. They are based in Berlin, Germany.
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closed 2/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Espacio, acquired Hibiscus & Nomada Ltd

synopsis: Espacio, a Medellin, Colombia-based Incubator, announced it has acquired Hibiscus & Nomada, a leading travel blog that aims to document the affordable way to discovering the unexplored. In addition to its blog, Hibiscus & Nomada provides travel guides to Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
buyer: Espacio
Espacio is a media incubator located in the heart of Medellin, Colombia. Their three missions are to further Medellin as a center of innovation, to be the best place in the world to start new businesses, and to advance the media and PR industries. "
target: Hibiscus & Nomada Ltd
Hibiscus & Nomada is a leading travel blog that provides backpacker travel guides to destinations around the world. Hibiscus & Nomada shares stories of adventures proving that the riches of the world are within everyone’s reach.
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closed 1/15/2013 via PR Newswire

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

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

Mehan EduSolutions, acquired Indiantravels.com

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

Mehan EduSolutions, acquired Indiasite.com

synopsis: Mehan Edusolutions Pvt. Ltd has acquired Indiasite.com, a site about India which comprehensively covers various facets such as its festivals, history, culture, wildlife, forts, monuments in India, various holiday destinations and historic places to name a few.
buyer: Mehan EduSolutions
Mehan Edusolutions is a Private Limited Company that provides online information to students and parents across various categories like colleges, schools, universities, careers, mba, engineering, medical, etc. "
target: Indiasite.com
Indiasite.com is a site about India which comprehensively covers various facets such as its festivals, history, culture, wildlife, forts, monuments in India, various holiday destinations and historic places to name a few.
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closed 4/24/2012 via Market Wire

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

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

TripAdvisor, LLC, acquired EveryTrail

synopsis: TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site and an operating company of Expedia, Inc., announced it has expanded its mobile travel offering with the acquisition of Palo Alto, California-based EveryTrail®. EveryTrail has developed a GPS-enabled publishing platform to create outdoor tours and city guides for mobile devices.
buyer parent: Expedia, Inc.
buyer: TripAdvisor, LLC (TRIP:$1,462.00)
TripAdvisor® Media Network, operated by TripAdvisor, LLC, attracts nearly 36 million monthly visitors across 15 popular brands. Collectively, the sites comprising the TripAdvisor Media Network have won hundreds of awards and accolades from press and industry, worldwide. "
target: EveryTrail
EveryTrail is a global web2.0 platform for geo-tagged user-generated travel content that’s changing the way millions of people share travel experiences and plan trips. EveryTrail makes it easy to share travel experiences, through interactive maps that include photos plotted along the trip route.
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closed 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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closed 10/18/2006 via BusinessWire

John Wiley Europe Ltd., acquired Whatsonwhen Ltd

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons Ltd., the European company of global publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. announced that it has acquired Whatsonwhen Ltd., a U.K.-based provider of travel-related online content, technology, and services.
buyer parent: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
buyer: John Wiley Europe Ltd.
Wiley Europe is a major indigenous publisher of journals, books, and electronic products, primarily in English, but also in German. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., based in Chichester, United Kingdom, and Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, in Weinheim, Germany comprise Wiley Europe. "
target: Whatsonwhen Ltd
Whatsonwhen publishes an award-winning online calendar of cultural events around the world at whatsonwhen.com, visited by millions of travelers each month.
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closed 7/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Expedia, Inc., acquired Trover

synopsis: Online travel agency Expedia has acquired Trover, an app and website where people share their travel photos. Trover empowers users to create better travel dreams and plans by sharing authentic travel experiences with like-minded people.
buyer: Expedia, Inc. (EXPE:$7,026.00)
Expedia, Inc. is the largest online travel company in the world, with an extensive brand portfolio that includes some of the world's leading online travel brands, including: Expedia.com®, Hotels.com®, Hotwire®, Egencia®, eLong™, Venere.com®, Expedia Local Expert®, and Classic Vacations® and more. "
target: Trover
Trover is the app for travelers. Trover empowers users to create better travel dreams and plans by sharing authentic travel experiences with like-minded people.
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closed 10/2/2012 via PR Newswire

TripAdvisor, LLC, acquired Wanderfly

synopsis: TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site, announced it has acquired Wanderfly, a travel inspiration site. Wanderfly is the best place to discover and share personalized travel recommendations. Their premise is simple: everyone travels differently, so people need different recommendations.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: TripAdvisor, LLC (TRIP:$1,462.00)
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. "
target: Wanderfly
Wanderfly is the best place to discover and share personalized travel recommendations. Their premise is simple: everyone travels differently, so people need different recommendations. Wanderfly makes travel planning more personal, simple, fun, human and inspiring.
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closed 11/5/2013 via PR Web

Cruiseline.com, acquired Ship Mate Cruise App

synopsis: Cruiseline.com, the second largest cruise review website and pioneer of verified cruise reviews, announced its acquisition of Ship Mate Cruise App, the largest mobile cruise community with more than 170,000 iOS and Android users.
buyer: Cruiseline.com
Cruiseline.com is an independent, objective guide to cruises. With over 40,000 reviews to date, the site simplifies the task of choosing a cruise with unbiased opinions from fellow passengers. Unlike other cruise communities, Cruiseline. "
target: Ship Mate Cruise App
Ship Mate Cruise App is the largest mobile cruise community with more than 170,000 iOS and Android users. Ship Mate helps users plan and prepare their cruises, as well as review and share information about them.
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closed 2/3/2011 via BNC Analysis

Easyvoyage International, acquired Dealchecker.co.uk

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

Kayak.com, acquired swoodoo GmbH

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

10Best, Inc., acquired The Content Works

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

SideStep, Inc, acquired TravelPost.com Inc.

synopsis: SideStep, Inc., the Internet's leading travel search company, announced the completion of its acquisition of TravelPost.com the largest independently owned site for hotel reviews and ratings. The transaction was finalized on Tuesday, October 31, 2006.
buyer: SideStep, Inc
SideStep, the Internet's leading travel search company, delivers the most comprehensive selection of travel choices at the best prices to more than five million consumers each month. "
target: TravelPost.com Inc.
TravelPost.com is the independent and impartial source for unbiased hotel reviews and hotel ratings and travel advisory services. The site features over 250,000 hotel reviews and candid hotel photos posted by real travelers and is one of the fastest growing travel resources on the web.
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closed 10/11/2017 via Company Press Release

Musement, acquired Triposo

synopsis: Musement, the travel tech startup that lets users discover and book local tours and attractions, announced the acquisition of travel content platform Triposo. Triposo uses a clever algorithm that peruses the web and crunches through millions of websites and reviews.
buyer: Musement
Launched in Milan in 2013, Musement is a travel discovery and booking service that allows users to get the best from their travel destinations by providing a great choice of local tours and attractions to discover and book. "
target: Triposo
Triposo is a smart travel content platform. A clever algorithm peruses the web and crunches through millions of websites and reviews. The Triposo travel guide app allows travelers to choose their favorite hotels, sights, activities and restaurants and add them to their bucket list.
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closed 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 10/11/2017 via Company Press Release

Musement, acquired Triposo

synopsis: Musement, the travel tech startup that lets users discover and book local tours and attractions, announced the acquisition of travel content platform Triposo. Triposo uses a clever algorithm that peruses the web and crunches through millions of websites and reviews.
buyer: Musement
Launched in Milan in 2013, Musement is a travel discovery and booking service that allows users to get the best from their travel destinations by providing a great choice of local tours and attractions to discover and book. "
target: Triposo
Triposo is a smart travel content platform. A clever algorithm peruses the web and crunches through millions of websites and reviews. The Triposo travel guide app allows travelers to choose their favorite hotels, sights, activities and restaurants and add them to their bucket list.
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closed 7/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

HotelOnline, acquired Africa Bookings Ltd.

synopsis: Zimbabwe-based hotel-booking startup Africabookings has been acquired by B2B company HotelOnline. AfricaBookings is Africa's leading travel website featuring hotels, camps, safaris, BnBs (bed and breakfasts) across the continent.
buyer: HotelOnline
HotelOnline is a leading e-commerce and digital marketing platform for hotels in Africa and the Middle East. HotelOnline has helped more than 1,500 hotels in 18 markets have increased their online revenue. Their platform provides solutions for property management, payment processing, and more. "
target: Africa Bookings Ltd.
AfricaBookings is Africa's leading travel website featuring hotels, camps, safaris, BnBs (bed and breakfasts) across the continent. Their mission is to connect every corner of Africa to customers.
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closed 5/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Lastminute.com PLC, acquired iTraveller

synopsis: European travel company Lastminute.com has forayed into the India market with the acquisition of iTraveller.com, a Bengaluru-based, online travel discovery and booking start-up. iTraveller.com was founded in 2012 by Shiju Radhakrishnan, Nisanth Kumar and Chitra Parija.
buyer parent: lm group
buyer: Lastminute.com PLC (LMC:$399.41)
Lastminute.com provides internet travel services for online booking of airline tickets, hotel rooms, package holidays, entertainment tickets, and restaurant reservations. Lastminute.com lives for giving people five-star experiences at three-star price tags. "
target: iTraveller
iTraveller.com is a Bengaluru-based online travel discovery and booking start-up. iTraveller.com was founded in 2012 by Shiju Radhakrishnan, Nisanth Kumar and Chitra Parija.
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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:$119.66)
Oakley Capital Limited is an asset management and financial advisory business with over $1 billion of assets under management. It is focused on understanding investors’ interests and requirements, while retaining the flexibility to move quickly and decisively in response to their needs. "
target: Emesa BV
Emesa B.V. is a leading online consumer auction platform in the European leisure industry. The e-commerce company enables online consumers to locate and book leisure deals such as short holidays, weekend breaks, spa and beauty treatments, event tickets and restaurant visits.
price ($mm)
$17*
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closed 6/2/2021 via Company Press Release

HomeToGo GmbH, acquired Mapify UG

synopsis: Germany-based HomeToGo has acquired Mapify. Headquartered in Baunatal, Germany, Mapify's platform enables travelers around the globe to share their experiences with a community of adventurers. Mapify’s founding team will stay engaged with HomeToGo as Product and Community advisors and help move forward HomeToGo's mobile product strategy.
buyer: HomeToGo GmbH
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: Mapify UG
Mapify is a German startup that enables travelers around the globe to share their experiences with a community of adventurers. Mapify lets travelers book trips that have been shared on the platform, providing them with a full suite of transportation, housing, and experiences.
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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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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:$34,260.00)
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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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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announced 8/30/2021 via Company Press Release

EMERGE Commerce Inc., will acquire BattlBox

synopsis: EMERGE Commerce Ltd., a Canadian company that acquires and operates e-commerce brands, will acquire BattlBox, a survival, outdoor and camping goods subscription business. BattlBox delivers monthly boxes to their subscribers that are full of hand-picked outdoor, survival, EDC, and other cool gear from some of the most innovative companies around.
buyer: EMERGE Commerce Inc. (TSXV:ECOM:$14.63)
Based in Toronto, EMERGE is a disciplined, diversified, rapidly growing acquirer and operator of niche e-commerce brands across North America. The company's network of e-commerce sites provides its members with access to groceries, golf, nearby escapes, and family offers. "
target: BattlBox
BattlBox is a market-leading survival, outdoor and camping goods subscription business. BattlBox delivers monthly boxes to their subscribers that are full of hand-picked outdoor, survival, EDC, and other cool gear from some of the most innovative companies around.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
$23
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
5.7x
closed 8/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Hipcamp, acquired Youcamp

synopsis: Hipcamp, the most comprehensive resource for unique outdoor stays, announces it is joining forces with Youcamp, the Australian-based land sharing community, under one domain. This marks Hipcamp’s foray into an international market, acquiring Youcamp’s existing 1,000 properties representing 50,000 Australian campsites.
buyer: Hipcamp
Hipcamp is a growing community of good-natured people and the most comprehensive resource for unique outdoor stays. By connecting people with the land and each other, Hipcamp works to support those who care for the land and get more people out under the stars. "
target: Youcamp
Youcamp is Australia's biggest private land sharing website. Find and lease cottages, campsites, farm stays, B&B's, small campgrounds, RV parking and more. No two Youcamp campsites are the same and neither are their facilities. But there’s a few things that many have in common.
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closed 6/24/2020 via Company Press Release

MAG USA, acquired AirportParkingReservations.com, Inc., ParkSleepFly, Inc., and Shuttlefinder.com

synopsis: MAG USA has announced the acquisition of AirportParkingReservations.com, ParkSleepFly.com and ShuttleFinder.com, three airport parking, hotel and transfer booking platforms, in a move that signals a focus on growth in the US market. The three platforms are based in Santa Monica, California.
buyer parent: Manchester Airports Group
buyer: MAG USA
Launched in 2015, MAG USA is the United States ‘go-to’ organization for delivering market-leading commercial solutions that drive revenue for operators and transform customer experiences for travelers. Their focuses are Airport Lounges, Car Parking Services, Parking and Travel Services Distribution."
target: AirportParkingReservations.com, Inc., ParkSleepFly, Inc., and Shuttlefinder.com
AirportParkingReservations.com, ParkSleepFly.com and ShuttleFinder.com, are the U.S.’s biggest airport parking aggregator, offering customers great prices on airport car parking, bundled hotel and parking packages and airport transfers.
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Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.
Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.
Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.'s businesses consist of its subsidiaries TripAdvisor and BuySeasons. TripAdvisor is the world's largest online travel community. BuySeasons is a leading online retailer of costumes and party supplies.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,549.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$238.00
EBIT ($mm)
$15.00
Net Income ($mm)
$30.00
Employees
3485
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Ticker: TRIP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TripAdvisor LLC
TripAdvisor LLC
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,462.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$194.00
EBIT ($mm)
$140.00
Net Income ($mm)
$84.00
Employees
3912
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Ticker: LSE:MONY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Group PLC provides online price comparison services in the UK. Through their Websites MoneySuperMarket.com, MoneySavingExpert.com, and TravelsuperMarket.com, they provide online services to compare various products in the financial, insurance, travel, and home services markets.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$463.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$161.90
EBIT ($mm)
$149.94
Net Income ($mm)
$109.86
Employees
631
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Travelzoo Inc
Travelzoo Inc
Travelzoo is an Internet media company that provides its 30 million members insider deals and one-of-a-kind experiences personally reviewed by deal experts around the globe. The company specializes in travel, entertainment, and lifestyle experiences.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$102.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.86
EBIT ($mm)
$0.47
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
418
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Ticker: DB:TFA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tomorrow Focus AG
Tomorrow Focus AG
Tomorrow Focus AG is based in Munich, Germany, and is one of the leading exchange-listed Internet groups in Germany. The Group has a workforce of around 750, and its business operations are divided into three segments: Online-Travel, Publishing and Subscription.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$90.36
EBITDA ($mm)
($42.88)
EBIT ($mm)
($83.43)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
490
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Ticker: TSE:9475
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mapple
Mapple
Mapple produces and publishes maps, magazines, and guidebooks for tourists. Mapple has established its status of being Japan's number one and only brand in the field of geographical information tailored to sightseeing.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$103.92
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.73)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.34)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
468
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Yelp
Yelp
Yelp connects people with great local businesses. Their users have contributed more than 71 million cumulative reviews of almost every type of local business, from restaurants, boutiques and salons to dentists, mechanics, plumbers and more.
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2017
rev ($mm)
$787.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$42.69
EBIT ($mm)
$15.69
Net Income ($mm)
$13.14
Employees
4256
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Hollywood Media Corporation
Hollywood Media Corporation
Project Hollywood LLC is majority owned by Laurie S. Silvers and Mitchell Rubenstein, who previously founded the SyFy Channel and MovieTickets.com. Ms. Silvers and Mr. Rubenstein currently own a variety of Internet properties including Hollywood.com, Spill.com, and Hollywood Wiretap.
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2011
rev ($mm)
$3.77
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.81)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.05)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
120
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Zedge Ltd
Zedge Ltd
Zedge is a content platform, and global leader in smartphone personalization, with more than 215 million app installs. People use Zedge to make their smartphones more personal; to express their emotions, tastes and interests using wallpapers, icons, widgets, ringtones and more.
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2021
rev ($mm)
$17.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.30
EBIT ($mm)
$5.98
Net Income ($mm)
$5.72
Employees
52
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