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TripAdvisor Acquires Citymaps
Date: 
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Company: 
Location: 
Needham
Categories: 
Consumer
Deal Type: 
Acquisition

Travel planning and booking site TripAdvisor® (www.tripadvisor.com) today announced that it has acquired New York-based Citymaps (https://citymaps.com/), a social mapping platform that enables tourists to discover countless hidden gems and hot spots, near and far, all around the world. The website and app make it easy for consumers to find points of interest, navigate urban destinations and share favorite locations with friends.

"The Citymaps team understands how people experience their day through a maps lens," said Adam Medros, senior vice president, global product, TripAdvisor. "We are excited to welcome the team to the TripAdvisor family of brands to help TripAdvisor ensure its mapping features best address the needs of its users who are increasingly accessing the site on mobile devices."

"Over the past several years, we have built a popular mapping app that delivers socially-powered inspiration and exploration for travelers," said Elliot Cohen, CEO and co-founder of Citymaps. "Given our shared focus on helping travelers plan and experience a great trip, we look forward to working with the TripAdvisor team... READ MORE

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