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This Acquisition Will Help Priceline Magnify Its Dominance

Restaurant reservation specialist Opentable has been acquired by Priceline . As a result of this merger, the likes of Groupon and Yelp will now confront serious threats to their business.

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Related Topix: Priceline, Travel/Tourism, TripAdvisor

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Star Online

White Desert Farafra, Egypt. - Photo from TripAdvisor

Nature just has a way of making us stop for a moment and ponder and gasp at it's work.

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Related Topix: Travel/Tourism, TripAdvisor, Travel

MediaPost

Hotel Brands Can Do Better With Mobile Booking

A new report suggests that prestige hotels are missing opportunities to better compete with online travel agencies like Priceline and TripAdvisor when it comes to mobile booking.

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Related Topix: Priceline, Travel/Tourism, TripAdvisor

Seeking Alpha

Earnings Preview: Expedia Q2 2014

Revenues: Analysts expect an increase of 19.3% y/y to $1.44 bln . Expedia, Inc. is slated to report 2Q 2014 earnings after the bell on Thursday, July 31st.

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Related Topix: Expedia, Travel/Tourism, Venere

Fox News

Why you need travel agents

In the age of online booking sites, using a travel agent may feel like going the way of the dinosaur.

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Related Topix: Travel/Tourism, TripAdvisor, Travel

PSFK

Wes Anderson's 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Gets the TripAdvisor Treatment

Wes Anderson's 2014 film The Grand Budapest Hotel revolves around a fictional hotel in the equally fictional Republic of Zubrowka, where a lobby boy and a hotel manager are out to get a valuable painting in the backdrop of a massive war.

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Related Topix: Travel/Tourism, TripAdvisor

Skift

HomeAway's Boss Still Isn't Impressed by TripAdvisor's Vacation Rentals

How much emphasis will TripAdvisor really give to vacation rentals in the short term.

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Related Topix: Travel/Tourism, TripAdvisor, HomeAway, Housing, Marketing

Customer Interaction Solutions

TripAdvisor Enters Into Agreement To Acquire Viator; World's Largest...

ENP Newswire - 28 July 2014 Release date- 27072014 - NEWTON, Mass - TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site*, today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Viator, a leading resource for researching and booking destination activities around the world.

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Related Topix: Travel/Tourism, TripAdvisor, Startups, Viator

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Scoop

Celebrations at Pompallier Mission

It was time to celebrate for the team at Pompallier Mission - the Heritage New Zealand property in Russell - recently voted among the top 10 landmarks in New Zealand by visitors and tourists using the TripAdvisor website.

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Related Topix: Oceania, New Zealand, World News, New Zealand Travel, Travel, Pacific Travel, Travel/Tourism, TripAdvisor

Lancashire Telegraph

a Popular Ramsbottom pub has won a top hospitality accolade.

Now in its fourth year, the award celebrates hospitality excellence and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor.

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Related Topix: Travel/Tourism, TripAdvisor

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Skift

Facebook More Popular Than Review Sites For Trip Sharing

Facebook is a more popular platform for sharing trip reviews and finding travel inspiration than actual review sites like TripAdvisor, finds Allianz Travel Insurance Vacation Confidence Index .

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Related Topix: Travel/Tourism, TripAdvisor

Hispanic Business

TripAdvisor Earnings Press Release Available on Company's Investor Relations Site

The press release is also available on the website at http://www.sec.gov . As announced previously, the company will host a conference call today to discuss the press release at .

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Related Topix: Travel/Tourism, TripAdvisor

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Skift

Tripadvisor Buys Tours Online Booking Provider Viator For $200 Million

Tripadvisor has been dancing around tours and activities for a while, as it is a natural fit for it, and with Viator, it makes its first large foray into it.

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Related Topix: Travel/Tourism, Startups, Viator, TripAdvisor, Travel, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel, Sydney, Australia Travel

GlobalNews

Top 10 cheapest places to travel in the United States

MoneySense magazine and TripAdvisor partnered up to determine the cheapest U.S. cities to visit, and seven of the top 10 are in the southern United States.

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Related Topix: Travel/Tourism, TripAdvisor, Minneapolis, MN

Benzinga

Tripadvisor Falls Sharply On Q2 Miss; Analysts Say Growth Priced In

Tripadvisor shares fell sharply Thursday after it missed second-quarter profit expectations and said higher advertising costs will cut future earnings.

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Related Topix: Travel/Tourism, TripAdvisor

Investor's Business Daily

TripAdvisor Gets Lousy Reviews After Earnings Miss

Cantor Fitzgerald lowered its rating on TripAdvisor stock to hold from buy, while Susquehanna International Group lowered its price target on TripAdvisor stock to 98 from 100.

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Related Topix: Travel/Tourism, TripAdvisor

TheStreet.com

Why TripAdvisor (TRIP) Stock Is Plummeting Today

The firm cited the company's valuation following mixed second quarter results, reported after yesterday's close, as a reason for the cut in rating, but kept its price target of $94.

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Related Topix: Travel/Tourism, TripAdvisor, Financial Markets

Metro

NEWNow on TripAdvisor...The Grand Budapest Hotel

You're all probably aware that The Grand Budapest Hotel, the centrepiece of Wes Anderson's most recent movie, is not a real hotel.

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Related Topix: Travel/Tourism, TripAdvisor

SNL Financial

After Q2 growth, TripAdvisor looks to mobile for the future

The company reported revenue of $323 million in the second quarter, up 31% from $247 million in the prior-year period.

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Related Topix: Travel/Tourism, TripAdvisor

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Motley Fool

Why Facebook Will Soar Tomorrow and TripAdvisor Will Tumble

Stocks finished mixed today as a 2.6% gain in Apple stock following its earnings report last night led the S&P 500 to a new closing record, gaining 0.2% to finish at 1,987, while the Nasdaq also moved up 0.4%.

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Related Topix: Travel/Tourism, Facebook, iPod touch App, iPad App, TripAdvisor, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Startups, Social Software, Financial Markets

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