User review giant TripAdvisor may be looking to increase the amount of content on its site, but the expansion of a 15-month old system is actually doing more to verify reviews of hotels in the system.
In October last year, TripAdvisor started what has turned out to a rather aggressive period of vacuuming up startups to bolster its wider portfolio of companies.
Cast your minds back a few years to when people went (Lady) gaga over Google’s new offices in Zurich, Switzerland – wacky, dripping in technology and colour, and annoying for facility managers across the land.
Three acquisitions in as many months for Tripadvisor – this time performing an acqui and tech-hire for CruiseWise, the online travel agency startup targeting fans of cruise trips.
Changes at board level for Travelport as a new chairman is unveiled to replace Jeff Clarke and a number of new directors join following the recent completion of its refinancing.
Airbnb was essentially always about being a marketplace to let home-owners earn some extra money by renting out a spare room or an entire property. But the model is slowly evolving.
Just a month into a run at the travel industry with its combination of hotel booking and loyalty programmes, RocketMiles has captured its first funding round – $2 million from Atlas Ventures.