TripAdvisor buys Holiday Watchdog

14th Feb 2008

TripAdvisor has announced it has acquired Watchdog will continue to be operated as
an independent site.
Terms of the acquisition are not being disclosed.

  “Holiday Watchdog nicely complements existing content in the
TripAdvisor Media Network,” said TripAdvisor CEO and founder Steve Kaufer.
“The acquisition is designed to strengthen TripAdvisor’s position as the
predominant travel planning resource and adds another strong brand to the
TripAdvisor Media Network, a collection of travel media sites.”

  Holiday Watchdog will be operated out of TripAdvisor’s London office
and there are no near-term plans for integration of content with other
TripAdvisor(R) Media Network sites. Its founders will work through a
transition period but have chosen not to stay with TripAdvisor long-term.


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