Priceline.com – Online travel pioneer

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Priceline.com is an American company and a commercial website that helps users find discount rates for travel-related purchases such as airline tickets and hotel stays. Priceline.com’s success as one of the biggest players in online travel is all thanks to our incredible, dedicated team of over 500 people. We’re a diverse group of creative, self-motivated individuals with a passion for making travel easier, more affordable and more rewarding for our customers.

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Our culture feeds on collaboration. Individuals work in small, multi-disciplinary teams where we encourage experimentation, communication and teamwork. Every employee must be strong in his or her area of expertise, but willing to learn new skills and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Priceline.com is part of the Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), which includes Booking.com, Agoda.com, Rentalcars.com, Kayak.com and now OpenTable.

Each of these businesses, with 12,000+ total employees, operates as an independent brand of the group. While collaboration happens daily, each brand manages its business as it sees fit to grow.

Priceline Group via Wikipedia

History

Founded in 1998 at the birth of the internet age, priceline.com shook online travel into motion and challenged the status quo with its bold and innovative entrepreneurial spirit. With its breakthrough Name Your Own Price feature, priceline.com quickly became the traveler’s cool best friend. Priceline.com added published-price travel and took it up another notch. The view from the Empire State Building. The Las Vegas Strip at night. Sunsets in Baja. Croissants in Paris. The whole world was now just a click away for price-conscious travel consumers everywhere.

The Priceline Group is the world’s leading internet travel company, and where online travel goes, we blaze the trail. You want it all at your fingertips, 24/7. We get that. From award-winning apps for iPad, iPhone and Android to last-minute deals and new ways of saving on hotels without bidding, priceline.com is at the cutting edge of innovation. And we never lose sight of our core belief: providing customers with the best value for their money.

Building great products for over 15 years.

Priceline.com pioneered the market for opaque online sales in 1998 with the launch of Name Your Own Price, which offers consumers incredible savings on travel.

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Our suite of products has grown to include published-price hotel listings, hotel daily deals, and opaque marketplaces for airline and car bookings, as well as award-winning mobile applications.

Other services

Priceline.com experimented with selling gasoline and groceries under the Name Your Own Price model in 2000, at the height of the dot-com bubble, through a partially owned affiliate, WebHouse Club.

Priceline got into the online auction business with Priceline Yard Sales, where individuals would use the Priceline system to haggle for various second-hand items and trade them in person.

Priceline sold long distance telephone service and automobiles under the Name Your Own Price model. These experiments were terminated in 2002.

Another experiment, the Name Your Own Rate system for home loans, continues under a license with EverBank.

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