Expedia

  • Trivago files to raise up to $428 million in IPO

    Trivago files to raise up to $428 million in IPO

    German hotel booking site Trivago updated its plans for a U.S. IPO in a filing that came out on Monday. The company expects to price its shares between $13 to $15, a $428 million offering at the top end of the range. Officially named Travel B.V., the company will change its name to Trivago to match its popular web property, before completing the IPO later this month. Expedia will still own… Read More

  • Expedia acquires travel photography community Trover

    Expedia acquires travel photography community Trover

    Online travel agency Expedia has acquired Trover, an app and website where people share their travel photos. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. “At Expedia, it’s fair to say we believe in the power of travel,” an Expedia spokesperson wrote in an email to TechCrunch. “It can transform people. So an important part of our job is to inspire travelers. One way we… Read More

  • TravelPerk gets $7M Series A to take the pain out of booking business travel

    TravelPerk gets $7M Series A to take the pain out of booking business travel

    Barcelona based TravelPerk, a business travel booking platform founded last year by a team of ex-Booking.com employees, has closed a $7 million Series A round of financing led by Spark Capital. Read More

  • Affirm is partnering with Expedia and Eventbrite so you can pay for experiences over time

    Affirm is partnering with Expedia and Eventbrite so you can pay for experiences over time

    Affirm has made it no secret that its success will hinge on its ability to offer customers a wide range of retail partners where they can frequently use Affirm to pay. While the lending startup originally launched with niche partners like Casper mattresses and Boosted Boards, they have expanded partnerships to over 700 retail merchants with the hopes of tempting a more diverse range of… Read More

  • Making The Southeast Asian Travel Connection Crunch Network

    Making The Southeast Asian Travel Connection

    According to Phocuswright, an independent travel and tourism research firm, the global travel market was worth US$1.3 trillion in 2015. The cut in Asia Pacific (APAC) was US$367 billion; of that, the online travel segment was 32 percent of the pie, which totals around US$117 billion. Read More

  • Hospitality Platform ALICE Raises $9.5M Series A Led By Expedia

    Hospitality Platform ALICE Raises $9.5M Series A Led By Expedia

    ALICE, which allows hotels to manage and complete guest requests across various service departments with ease thanks to its intuitive host of mobile suite products, announced today that it had closed a $9.5 million Series A funding round. The round was led by Expedia with participation from Laconia, 645 Ventures, and Neuehouse founders as well. The company has raised $13 million to… Read More

  • Expedia Acquires Airbnb Rival HomeAway For $3.9B

    Expedia Acquires Airbnb Rival HomeAway For $3.9B

    Expedia Inc. today announced that it has agreed to acquire the publicly traded vacation rental service HomeAway and its brands (including VRBO.com) for $3.9 billion in cash and common sto Read More

  • The Race To Frictionless Parking Crunch Network

    The Race To Frictionless Parking

    Parking. It’s an issue that impacts everyone who owns a car. People might not think about it or talk about it, but it certainly can be one of those daily frustrations that ignites stress. Traditionally, drivers will circle the block for a coveted on-street parking space or a parking garage that has an affordable hourly rate. However, there is more to parking than white lines, garages… Read More

  • Expedia Sells Majority Stake In Chinese Partner eLong For $671 Million

    Expedia Sells Majority Stake In Chinese Partner eLong For $671 Million

    It’s been a pretty busy and expensive 2015 so far for Expedia — which forked out $280 million to buy Travelcity in February, before shelling out $1.6 billion for Orbitz a week later — but the travel giant is divesting one major asset after it sold its majority stake in eLong, its loss-making partner in China, for $671 million. Read More

  • Is Seattle Silicon Valley’s Next Favorite Stop? Crunch Network

    Is Seattle Silicon Valley’s Next Favorite Stop?

    In the last ten years, the Seattle tech scene has changed quite dramatically. In the 1990s and early 2000s, the only gigantic software companies in town were Microsoft and Amazon. For a time it even became common knowledge that most Seattle-based startups had only two viable exit strategies: go public, or get acquired by Microsoft. Read More

  • Expedia Buys Orbitz For $1.6B In Cash To Square Up To Priceline

    Expedia Buys Orbitz For $1.6B In Cash To Square Up To Priceline

    After buying Travelocity earlier this month for $280 million, Expedia continues its online travel acquisition spree. Today, the company announced an agreement to acquire Orbitz for $1.6 billion — or $12 per share — in cash, a premium of 29 percent on Orbitz’s current share price. The deal speaks to ongoing consolidation in the market, but also Expedia’s bigger… Read More