is a travel fare aggregator website and travel metasearch engine for lodging reservations. It connects travelers with the selection of places to stay, including hotels, apartments, resorts, villas, hostels, B&Bs and guest houses.

Parent Company
Amsterdam, NL
1996 was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Amsterdam, NL Office Locations has offices in Amsterdam, Bellevue, Seattle, Vienna and in 138 other locations
Amsterdam, NL (HQ)
597 Herengracht
Bellevue, US
10500 NE 8th St
Chicago, US
500 N Clark St
Seattle, US
220 W Mercer St
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Founding Date

1996 is a subsidiary of Priceline Operating Metrics

May, 2017

Active Cities

22.68 k


1.23 m
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Vietnamese Agency Vntrip Raises $10 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

After years of following startup funding trends, it's tempting to move to a developing country to start an online travel agency or metasearch company. On the other hand, we can list dozens of reasons not to. -Sean O'Neill

Achieving gender diversity must start at the top says CEO

Achieving gender diversity must start at the top says CEO Buys Evature for Its Chatbot Talent

This acqui-hire of Tel Aviv chatbot start-up Evature underlines the intense interest travel companies now have in natural-language search by text or voice -- and for the technical talent that can make the magic happen. -Sean O'Neill

Ctrip’s Growth Strategies and 5 Other Digital Trends This Week

This week in digital news, we examined the growth of online travel agencies Ctrip and, and what that means for smaller players. -Sarah Enelow

Mobile-Friendly Hotels and 3 Other Hospitality Trends This Week

This week in hospitality we thought a lot about direct booking. Premier Inn proves it doesn't need online travel agencies and hotels that are mobile-friendly might not need them as much either. -Sarah Enelow

The Hotel Chain That Doesn’t Need or Expedia

Premier Inn's proportion of direct bookings is pretty eye-opening, but the brand operates under a particular set of circumstances. If it decides to ramp up its international expansion, it will be interesting to see if it chooses to make more use of online travel agents. -Patrick Whyte
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