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How TripAdvisor changed travel

How TripAdvisor changed travel

The world’s biggest travel site has turned the industry upside down – but now it is struggling to deal with the same kinds of problems that are vexing other tech giants like Facebook, Google and
With $40 million for AuditBoard’s risk and compliance toolkit, LA’s enterprise startups notch another win

With $40 million for AuditBoard’s risk and compliance toolkit, LA’s enterprise startups notch another win

Daniel Kim and Jay Lee, the two founders of AuditBoard, a Los Angeles-based provider of a risk and compliance software service for large businesses, grew up middle school friends in Cerritos, Calif.

New unicorn Klook raises $200M to expand its travel activities platform worldwide

Klook, a Hong Kong-based startup developing a travel activities platform, has pulled in $200 million in new capital to fuel a major expansion into the U.S. and Europe. A spokesperson confirmed to
Is the Metasearch Model in Big Trouble?

Is the Metasearch Model in Big Trouble?

Much of the metasearch business is beyond the control of the metasearch companies themselves because their largest advertisers can switch things up five minutes ago. Just ask Trivago, and to a lesser
TripAdvisor Sees Decline in Hotel Shoppers After Travel Industry Advertising Reset

TripAdvisor Sees Decline in Hotel Shoppers After Travel Industry Advertising Reset

The hidden tale behind TripAdvisor's anemic revenue growth is that the online travel companies that had heavily advertised on it and similar platforms have decided to trim that spending to improve on
Airbnb Could Be Worth More Than Any Hotel Company

Airbnb Could Be Worth More Than Any Hotel Company

The battle between Airbnb and Booking (and everyone else in online travel) is just beginning.-Deanna Ting
Restaurant booking startup Eatigo chows down ~$10M more from TripAdvisor

Restaurant booking startup Eatigo chows down ~$10M more from TripAdvisor

Eatigo, a Southeast Asia-based dining service that describes itself as an ‘anti-Groupon’ for restaurants, had a busy 2017 that saw it expand into a number of markets including India. Now it is primed
Spanish chambermaids seek Tripadvisor's help to fight exploitation

Spanish chambermaids seek Tripadvisor's help to fight exploitation

Hotel cleaners opposing wage cuts want booking websites to use their seal of approval Booking platforms such as Tripadvisor face growing pressure to reveal the employment practices of the Spanish
The Most Highly Compensated Online Travel CEOs of 2018

The Most Highly Compensated Online Travel CEOs of 2018

TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer is ordinarily far from being the most-compensated CEO in online travel. This year represented an unusual payout for him. But Skift's annual survey reveals that most
Pack Your Swimsuit: Here Are the 10 Hottest Summer Destinations in the US

Pack Your Swimsuit: Here Are the 10 Hottest Summer Destinations in the US

Summer is calling, and I don't know about you, but I'm ready to get out there and take advantage of all the season to has to offer. The long days and warm weather just scream "vacation time."
Pack Your Swimsuit: Here Are the 10 Hottest Summer Destinations in the US

Pack Your Swimsuit: Here Are the 10 Hottest Summer Destinations in the US

Summer is calling, and I don't know about you, but I'm ready to get out there and take advantage of all the season to has to offer. The long days and warm weather just scream "vacation time."
Yelp Targets Google Employees in New Antitrust Drive

Yelp Targets Google Employees in New Antitrust Drive

Yelp's efforts to see tighter regulation of Google's business practices could have more success this time around than several years ago, when the U.S. Federal Trade Commission dropped the ball.
Watchdogs ask Googlers to stop it favoring its own search results

Watchdogs ask Googlers to stop it favoring its own search results

A new coalition of activist groups led by Yelp and TripAdvisor are renewing the fight to get Google to give a fair opportunity to all sites instead of putting its Knowledge Cards atop the results for
Yelp and TripAdvisor Team Up to Pile On Google Over Monopoly-Like Search Results

Yelp and TripAdvisor Team Up to Pile On Google Over Monopoly-Like Search Results

Google found itself in an uncomfortable position Sunday night, as 60 Minutes placed a magnifying glass on the company that accounts for 90 percent of all search traffic and asked if it is operating as
TripAdvisor CEO Doubles Estimate of Attractions Business to $2 Billion

TripAdvisor CEO Doubles Estimate of Attractions Business to $2 Billion

The tours and activities sector is not hotels 2.0. It's a massive business opportunity, though. TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer estimated it will be about half the size of the hotel sector, with
Traveler Behavior Is Still the Biggest Impediment to TripAdvisor’s Tours and Activities Business

Traveler Behavior Is Still the Biggest Impediment to TripAdvisor’s Tours and Activities Business

Should there be TripAdvisor booths at big tourist attractions in Paris, New York, Las Vegas and Rome? It might not be a bad idea to explore to attract the business of travelers who like to book
TripAdvisor Q1 Shows Some Positives Although Core Hotel Business Is Still Tough Going

TripAdvisor Q1 Shows Some Positives Although Core Hotel Business Is Still Tough Going

Beyond all the financial razzmatazz, TripAdvisor's core hotel business is still under pressure while the much smaller experiences and restaurant businesses are growing nicely — although not profitably
Google wants Maps to be the only thing you need to plan a night

Google wants Maps to be the only thing you need to plan a night

If you're looking to go somewhere, you probably start your search with Google Maps, before heading over to Yelp and Trip Advisor. Google's not happy with that state of affairs, and is determined to
Expedia Sold More Than $500 Million in Tours and Activities in 2017

Expedia Sold More Than $500 Million in Tours and Activities in 2017

Expedia's half-billion dollars of online sales may seem large. But it's a tiny sum in the context of the company's overall sales. It is still early days for the online management and distribution of
Why Everybody Now Wants a Piece of the Tours and Activities Sector

Why Everybody Now Wants a Piece of the Tours and Activities Sector

Large travel corporations can't seem to get enough of the tours and activities space. It's one to watch as the year unfolds. Deals can be a great way to get a foot in the door, but don't forget to