Tripadvisor Inc (TRIP) Acquires Hotel Review Website Oyster.com

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Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP) has announced today that they have acquired hotel review website Oyster.com.  Oyster.com has expert reviews and photos spanning across 150 cities.  Oyster.com will operate out of New York City and will be integrated into Smarter Travel Media.  The terms of the deal was undisclosed.

“We’re pleased to add the Oyster team to the TripAdvisor family,” stated Steve Kaufer, co-founder and CEO TripAdvisor. “Oyster has created some wonderful photo and editorial content of hotels in popular destinations and it will be a strong addition to the TripAdvisor brand.”

Tripadvisor is the world’s largest travel website.  Tripadvisor has links to booking tools and is the go-to website for travel reviews.  Tripadvisor receives over 260 million unique monthly visitors and over 100 million reviews and opinions that covers more than 2.7 million accommodations, restaurants, and attractions.  Tripadvisor operates in 34 countries across the world, including China.

Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP) runs their services under 20 travel brands including AirfareWatchdog.com, BookingBuddy.com, EveryTrail.com, and SeatGuru.com.

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