Travel News: Priceline.com Inc (PCLN)’s Express Deals, Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. (OWW) & Tripadvisor Inc (TRIP)’s Announcement

Editor’s Note: Priceline.com Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN), Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:OWW), Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP)

Priceline Hotels Pro is the App William Shatner Isn’t Talking About (Skift)
Priceline.com Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN) officials and their William Shatner and Kelly Cuoco advertising duo talk a lot about the company’s mobile apps and Express Deals, but Priceline.com Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN) has an iPhone app you’ve most likely never heard of — Priceline Hotels Pro. This iPhone-only app is Priceline.com Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN) first paid app, and it goes for $0.99 per download. But, even beyond that, Priceline.com Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN) Hotels Pro is unlike any app Priceline.com Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN) has ever created.

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What Have Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. (OWW)’s Smartest Investors Done? (Insider Monkey)
Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:OWW) was in 12 hedge funds’ portfolio at the end of March.Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:OWW) investors should pay attention to an increase in activity from the world’s largest hedge funds recently. There were 9 hedge funds in our database with OWW positions at the end of the previous quarter. According to most shareholders, hedge funds are viewed as unimportant, outdated financial tools of years past. While there are more than 8000 funds in operation at present, we look at the masters of this club, close to 450 funds. It is estimated that this group oversees the lion’s share of all hedge funds’ total capital, and by monitoring their best picks, we have figured out a number of investment strategies that have historically outperformed the S&P 500 index.

Amazon, Priceline And Starbucks Show The Power Buying The Pullback From Highs (Forbes)
While the markets have been consolidating gains near their highs, the market remains in an overall uptrend. In uptrending markets, one of the most bullish and constructive long-side set-up patterns is the pullback off highs (POH) pattern. The advantage of this pattern is it allows you to avoid chasing stocks and being vulnerable to a normal pullback. Instead you are buying leading stocks at low risk alternative entry points and often have a nice gain already under your belt before a stock makes a new high.

TripAdvisor Unleashes The Top 10 Pet-Friendly Properties In The U.S. (Sys-Con Media)
Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP), the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the results of its pet travel survey of more than 1,100 U.S. respondents, and the top 10 pet-friendly properties in America, according to Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP) travelers. The number of U.S. respondents who plan to hit the road with their furry friends in the next 12 months (44 percent) is significantly down from the past year (71 percent). Fifty-one percent of respondents maintain that it’s challenging to find animal-friendly accommodations; however, Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP) has identified some deluxe digs for Fido and family.

TripAdvisor Connect signs IBEs ahead of launch (Hotelier Middle East)
210 Internet booking engines from across 48 countries have signed up with Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP) ahead of the launch of the Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP) Connect online platform later this year. Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP) claim that with the current level of committed booking engines more than 135,000 worldwide hotels and B&Bs will be able to participate in Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP)’s hotel price comparison services.

$1,000: Priceline’s next step? (CNBC)

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