Acquired by on March 16, 2004
2 Investments in 2 Companies
Needham, Massachusetts
TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip.
E-Commerce, Restaurants, Travel

Company Details

February 1, 2000
(781) 800-5000
1k - 5k | 33 in Crunchbase

TripAdvisor is a free travel guide and research website. It provides reviews of travel-related content and includes interactive travel forums.

Apart from the obligatory reviews of hotels and other attractions, TripAdvisor has many skillful features. Its users are able to quickly and easily post their vacation videos and travel marketers are able to showcase their properties by featuring their videos on the website.

TripAdvisor also offers a personalization tool that allows its users to save hotel, restaurant, and attraction reviews to personalize their My Trips folders. Travelers are able to customize and expand their plans by adding maps, photos, their own notes, and travel plan details. Through the website's Check Rates feature, users are able to check hotel pricings and availabilities across multiple vendor commerce sites.

TripAdvisor also operates sister sites in other countries such as the U.K., Italy, Spain, Germany, France, Ireland, Japan, and India.

TripAdvisor was launched on February 1, 2000.

Funding Rounds (2) - $1.3M

DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Jun, 2000$1.3M / Seed1
Jan, 2000undisclosed amount / Series A2

Investments (2)

DateInvested InRoundPartner(s)
Oct, 2016$15.5M / Series B (Lead)
Aug, 2008undisclosed amount / Series A (Lead)

Current Team (33)


Products (3)

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  • Local Picks provides recommendations for local restaurants. Over 41,000 restaurants are listed, and the reviews are drawn from a list of
  • TripAdvisor was added to CrunchBase in 2008

Competitors (9)

  • Airbnb is an online community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book accommodations around the world.
  • Expedia is an online travel agency that provides hotel reservations, airline tickets, vacation packages, and more.
  • Gogobot's mission is to help people discover places to stay, eat, and play.
  • The simplest trip planner app online
  • KAYAK is a travel search engine, indexing hundreds of global travel sites to help users find the right flight, hotel, rental car, or more.
  • Priceline is a travel-related deal search technology enabling travelers to find travel and lodging deals and discounts.
  • Ulmon is Mobile travel platform. Makers of CityMaps2Go.
  • Yelp Denmark operates an online platform that connects people with local businesses in the Denmark.

Offices/Locations (2)

  • Office

    141 Needham Street

    Newton, Massachusetts 02464

    United States

  • Headquarters

    400 First Ave

    Needham, Massachusetts 02494

    United States

Past Team (28)


Images (1)


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