HotelsCombined enjoys sudden, under-the-radar growth
HotelsCombined isn’t well known in North America’s travel tech community. Yet the accommodation metasearch site, based in Australia, has recently experienced a surge in growth.
In the past two years, HotelsCombined has doubled its number of users to 200 million. That translates into about 18 million monthly unique visitors, including the traffic generated by its affiliate network, white-label partners, and direct visits to its consumer website.
In the past 18 months, the Sydney-based company has doubled its staff to more than 200 employees. More than half of these workers are in Australia, and the expansion at the Sydney headquarters has led to the opening of a second office.
Doubling its revenue from a small base in 2012, HotelsCombined has hinted to the Australian trade publication TravelTrends.biz that its annualized revenue might now be as high as $100M AUD.