European OTA Lastminute.com buys metasearch site Hotelscan
Lastminute.com‘s H1 earnings showed its metasearch revenue was up by 32%. Hotelscan collects data from more than 100 online booking sites and had previously raised $10.2 million in four rounds.
The deal will help Lastminute.com Group broaden its offering by adding more accommodation providers. Its main brand Jetcost, is primarily focused on flights.
Hotelscan, which collects data from more than 100 online booking sites, had previously raised $10.2 million (€8.75 million) in four rounds of funding, according to Crunchbase.
In its half-year earnings update in August, Lastminute.com group conceded that its main business of flight sales was suffering because of a growing commoditization in the market. However, metasearch revenue was up by 32 percent, indicating that the sector was becoming more lucrative for the company.
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