For Blog 2, I tend to use Alexa.com and MINT Database to analyse the product offering and get the relevant financial date.
Tripadvisor, INC., a company in the USA, is one of the most popular tickets and hotel search engine. It is a travel website and operates two main segments: Hotel and Other. Its other service includes restaurants, vacation rentals, and attraction business. Tripadisor’s branded websites distribute in more than 45 countries, offering 28 languages, and 147000 restaurants and attractions destinations.
Tripadvisor’s operating revenue was keep rising through the years, which up to $ 1246 million in 2014.
This chart shows the popularity of this website that Tripadvisor is ranked as the 56 in the USA and globally ranked as 168 as shown at the following screenshot.
Global Rank : An estimate of the website’s popularity. This rank is calculated using a combination of average daily visitor to this site and pageviews on this site over past 3 months.
Rrank in Country : An estimate of this site’s popularity in a specific country. (http://www.alexa.com/)
Expedia INC is an American public limited company, which set up in 1996. It operates as an online travel agency and also provide flights, hotels, cars, and cruises online booking services.
From alexa.com shows it ranked at 108 site in USA and 396 in the word.
As its name shows, Booking.com is an online booking website. It engaged in the management and operation of online hotel reservations in Europe. This company provides not only the reservation for various hotels but also air tickets and also attractive abilities.
This is the popularity of this website.
Wotif is an Australia company which was found in 2000. This company’s principal activity is online accommodation booking. By only selling a week ahead, the company had great rates from hotels. Wotif now has offices in Malay, New Zealand, Canada, Singapore and UK to help its growing international presence. Its operating revenue is around $ 140 million.
The popularity is shown in the bottom chart.
This is a 59 seconds video I uploaded on Youtube of somewhere near my home.