How the World’s Largest Online Travel Company Used Acquisitions to Grow

Glen Fogle, CEO of Booking Holdings says that it is through acquisitions that the company was able to grow as big as it is with revenue now exceeding $12 billion per year.

Hopper CEO Says that their Travel App Predicts Future Prices via Big Data and AI

Hopper, an AI-driven prediction travel app that competes with Priceline and Expedia, is somewhat under the radar but actually has been around for over 3 years and has over 30 million users.

Priceline Buys OpenTable for $2.6 Billion in Cash

One booking and accommodations company has agreed to acquire another, as travel and hotel site Priceline is buying restaurant reservation purveyors OpenTable. The acquisition is for $103 per share, an all-cash purchase valued at $2.6 billion. “OpenTable is a great…

Cuoco Joins Shatner In New Priceline Ad [Video]

Priceline has put out a new ad in which The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco joins longtime Priceline spokesman William Shatner as his daughter. The ad is titled: Priceline Shocker: The Negotiatior’s Secret Daughter Revealed”. The company uploaded it to…

Priceline Wins FTC Approval For Kayak Acquisition [Report]

Priceline announced in November that it had signed an agreement to acquire Kayak in a deal valued at $1.8 billion ($40 per share of Kayak). Priceline would pay about $500 million in cash and $1.3 billion in equity and assumed…

Priceline Buys Kayak: What Does This Mean For Fairsearch?

On Thursday, Priceline announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Kayak. The deal is worth about $1.8 billion. “Kayak has built a strong brand in online travel research and their track record of profitable growth is demonstrative…

Priceline To Acquire Kayak For $1.8 Billion

Priceline announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire Kayak in a deal valued at $1.8 billion ( $40 per share of Kayak). Priceline will pay approximately $500 million in cash and $1.3 billion in equity and assumed…

Shatner Returns as the Priceline Negotiator

In January, William Shatner’s Priceline Negotiator was killed off, and Priceline ads began featuring a different spokesperson. In case you don’t remember, the Priceline Negotiator met his doom in the act of saving a bus full of endangered tourists. Saving…

Priceline Releases Fourth Quarter, Annual Earnings Report

The Priceline Group has released its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2011, as well as for the whole year. In addition to Priceline.com, the Priceline Group consists of Booking.com, Agoda.com, and RentalCars.com. The Priceline Group as a whole…

Priceline Smashes Q3 Earnings Expectations

William Shatner is due a raise, a bonus, or both.  This afternoon, Priceline – which has wisely used Shatner as its spokesman for years – posted its third-quarter earnings report, and it seems the company has lots more money to spread around than analysts expected.