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The company runs travel research websites in 30 countries and 21 languages, including market leader TripAdvisor.com.
TripAdvisor is becoming the standard in the hotel/vacation industry for reviews by real people. They have an immense network effect of people who trust their ratings. More and more people will consult TripAdvisor in the future when planning vacations, and that will make them the leader in this industry. Unless another start-up offers some features that TripAdvisor can't replicate, this should be a long term holding of 5+ years. HOLD FOR 3 YEARS and reexamine their network and brand moat.
A company that makes money off of all the online travel websites by giving customers the best price at one website. Also selling ads for the cherry on the top. Check them out because their website is very cool.
Next Earnings Report on 2/10/2014
I am not a huge fan of tripadvisor but I do check it once in awhile. I can see why others like it.
pricey but my wife swears by them and won't use any other travel rec. service. She is usually right about these things.
Well regarded user content that the enterprise acquires at no cost seems to be the winning combo these days.
Another Priceline, only better!
Most visited travel site in the world.Since splitting from Expedia, they have seen a strong rise in share price, just like it's former parent. It's the undisputed king of travel reviews, and as a media company has many other brands under its wing, such as seat guru, cruise critic, bookingbuddy, flip key, etc.So far, they seem very well able to adapt to mobile browsing, and to monetize on the mobile platform
very helpful site, will do well as long as the ad cycle continues
Love the site.
TripAdvisor makes money and doesn't have a "high" PE ratio, but it is still a bit overvalued to me. Worth about $700 million on the books and over $6 billion on the market. Without a moat or novelty to its products/services, something's got to give.
Leading online travel research firm with a big, growing base of members. Members provide the content, which attracts advertisers, which spurs more content. I think you get the picture.
Used their website while in Tanzania. I was impressed with what I was able to find and the reviews were pretty close to what I found when I visited the rated hotels. Was impressed with the product offering.
I love this company. We do not go to a new place without checking this site. Based on my conversations with other folks they do not leave home without it either. Good long term play on travel that is being undervalued as everyone thinks facebook will be the source of everything. Wrong! The revolution against the annoyance of facebook has begun. Privacy is not dead. People just took a bit of a hiatus (trip) from their senses.
I think that over time, people will benefit more and more from sites like this to plan and organize their travel.
great head start, interesting spin off. Havn't bought yet but keeping my eye on it.....
Who do you trust to hook you up with a nice place to stay when you travel? Trip is the largest travel site on the web.
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