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History[change | change source]
Initially, Trivago received €1 million from investors, including the Samwer brothers, Florian Heinemann, and Christian Vollmann. In 2007, Trivago received US$1.14 million in Series B funding from the British company HOWZAT media LLP. In December 2010, Trivago sold a quarter of the company for US$52.86 million to a US investment fund, Insight Venture Partners.
In 2013 Expedia, an American travel company, acquired a stake in Trivago for $632 million.
In December 2014, Trivago acquired mobile app product and development company Rheinfabrik.
In 2015, Trivago reported more than US$500 million in revenue.
In March 2016, Trivago announced Cloud-PMS company Base7booking aquiring.
On December 16, 2016, Trivago became publicly traded on the NASDAQ exchange under the ticker symbol TRVG.
In March 2020, after the pandemic COVID-19, sales had fallen by 95% compared to the previous year.
Business model[change | change source]
Booking platforms, hoteliers and other providers list rates and advertise on the Trivago site, paying for the clicks received from Trivago users.
Products and features[change | change source]
- Trivago app
- Trivago Hotel Manager
- Hotel Manager Pro
- Rate Connect
- Trivago Rating Index (tRI)
- Trivago Hotel Price Index (tHPI)
Marketing[change | change source]
Trivago focuses on online marketing, public relations and brand marketing (TV). The company has its own ad brands - The "Trivago guy" and The "Trivago girl".
References[change | change source]
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