In OpenTable Deal, Signs of Deeper Convergence in Travel and Local

by Steven Jacobs
It’s been a screwy few months for the travel industry. In May, TripAdvisor bought La Fourchette — a small booking site most widely known as the French equivalent to OpenTable. Then, Priceline, TripAdvisor’s much larger competitor, went ahead and spent $2.6 billion to buy OpenTable itself. But the two deals represent more than an idiosyncratic blip.Read the full article