Tuesday, July 1, 2008
VirtualTourist.com, OneTime.com Acquired By TripAdvisor
VirtualTourist.com Inc. and Onetime.com Inc, two Manhattan Beach-based online travel web sites, have been acquired by online travel information web site TripAdvisor LLC, which is owned by Expedia Inc. Financial details of the acquisitions were not disclosed. VirtualTourist.com provides user-generated travel content, and OneTime.com is an online travel booking comparison web site. According to TripAdvisor, VirtualTourist General Manager Giampiero Ambrosi and OneTime General Manager Dena Yahya will continue to run the businesses, which will remain in Manhattan Beach. The two sites were both founded by J.R. Johnson.