Blog Entry 2

The following blog post uses information gathered from alexa.com and the MINT database to gain an understanding of the product offered by each website as well as its popularity and relevant financial data.

1. Webjet

Webject

Webjet Limited is a travel booking website based in Melbourne, Australia that offers flights, hotels, holiday packages, cruises, car hire, travel insurance and special travel deals.

According to the Alexa website, Webjet is the 237th most searched for website in Australia and 17,934th in the world with 21.5% of its sites visits coming via search engine.

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According to the MINT database, Webjet has been constantly raising its revenues with its operating revenues increasing from close to $59,000 in 2012 to $93,000 in 2014, as can be seen in the graph below.

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2. Tripadvisor 

Tripadvisor

TripAdvisor, Inc. is an American travel website company based out of Massachusetts which provides reviews of travel related content such hotels, restaurants and attractions. It also includes an interactive travel forums for members to communicate with one another.

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According to the Alexa website, Tripadvisor has a rank of 56 in the United States and 168 in the world  as can be seen above.

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The MINT database shows that Tripadvisor has largely increased its operating revenue from $763m in 2012 to $1,246m in 2014.

3.  Trivago

Trivago

Trivago is a travel search engine that compares prices from over 900,000 hotels worldwide from nearly 300 booking sites and sorts them based on popularity, price, rating and distance. The website originated in Dusseldorf, Germany in 2005 and now has 47 international platforms, including one in Australia.

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The above graph shows that Trivago is ranked 969 in the United States and has a global ranking of 3,086.

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According to the MINT database, Trivago doubled its operating revenue from close to $65,000 in 2011 over $131,000 in 2012. This increase in revenue can be seen above.

4. HotelsCombined 

Hotels COmbined

Hotels Combined is a hotel metasearch engine that operates in over 40 languages, with over 50 currency options. Hotels Combined allows users to search and compare thousands of hotel rates in a single search. The website was founded in 2005 and has its headquarters in Sydney, Australia.

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According to Alexa, HotelsCombined.com has a global rank of 3,966 and is ranked 342nd in Saudi Arabia. The Australian HotelsCombined website (which has .au added to the end of the link) has a global rank of 35,082 and is ranked 399 in Australia

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No data from the MINT database was found on HotelsCombined.

References

Alexa, 2015, viewed 6th September 2015 at <http://www.alexa.com>

HotelsCombined, 2015, viewed 6th September 2015 at <http://www.hotelscombined.com.au>

MINT Global, 2015, viewed 6 September 2015 at <https://mintglobal.bvdinfo.com/version-2015820/home.serv?product=mintglobal>

TripAdvisor, 2015, viewed 6th September at <http://www.tripadvisor.com.au>

Trivago, 2015, viewed 6th September 2015 at <http://www.trivago.com.au>

Webjet, 2015, viewed 6th September 2015 at <http://www.webjet.com.au>

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2 thoughts on “Blog Entry 2

  1. So interesting post! As a one of the international student, we usually use Booking.com or Tripadvisor. Next time, I’ll check the Webjet to check the planes to go to Melbourn or some place in the Australia. Thank you for practical information.

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