At the close of trading on Wednesday, Travelzoo’s stock price rose 27% percent to $9.85, which follows its first quarter revenue growth of 9% year-on-year to $30.9 million, causing analysts to speculate about its previous fluctuating patterns of success, on whether it can continue this growth against strong and growing competition, and if so, by what routes.

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In contrast, Trivago was valued at $23 per share last summer, but on Wednesday were selling at less than $6 after the announcement that the amount its two largest advertisers, Expedia Group and Booking Holdings, were paying in its auction-style market to be on Trivago’s website turned out to be lower than forecast.

CEO and Founder Rolf Schrömgens has also said that in terms of commission, alternative accommodations are less lucrative than hotels, so Trivago only wants to show that part of its portfolio – mostly from HomeAway – to those customers data suggests are most likely to book alternative accommodations so it doesn’t lose its more lucrative income stream from hotels.

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