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trivago wins Red Herring 100 Europe Award

trivago wins Red Herring 100 Europe Award ( The European travel website trivago is one of Europe’s most promising young internet companies according to Red Herring. With the cost-free internet service travelers always find the accommodation of their choice at the lowest available rate.

trivago convinced the Red Herring jury with its innovative online service for travelers; the trivago hotel finder shows the hotel prices of online booking partners like expedia, or ebookers for 270,000 hotels worldwide. Travelers save 32 percent on average per booking. The judges were also impressed by the fact that apart from its user friendly accommodation search and booking function, trivago has a 55.000 strong European-wide community which spends an average of 20,000 hours a month creating travel reports, guides, tips and reviews. This enables consumers to check out independent reviews on hotels and destinations from trivago's growing social network members.

The media company Red Herring yearly recognizes the top 100 most innovative technology companies. Amongst earlier prominent Red Herring winners are ebay, Google and Skype.

Malte Siewert, co-founder and director of trivago, comments on the award as follows: “We feel honoured by this prize. I am very happy that we won despite the very high quality of the other entrants. The win validates our strategy of striving to become one of Europe's leading travel market consumer champions.”

trivago GmbH: The European internet media business based in Düsseldorf, Germany, was founded in April 2005. trivago operates one of the largest user driven travel portals in Europe, issuing high quality travel information and ‘insider’ tips for perfect travel planning. It combines its social networking platform's travel tips and reviews, with price search and comparison for hotels and package holidays. This allows users to find and book great deals with the benefit of other travellers' experiences and advice. Therefore, trivago is the internet starting point for many price-conscious travel enthusiasts across Europe. As well as in the United Kingdom trivago has sites in Germany, Spain, France, Sweden, Poland and Italy. In the fourth quarter of 2007, trivago attracted more than 2.5 million visitors per month throughout Europe taking advantage of trivago’s Community tips and its price search function.

Ulrike Pithan
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