A few years ago in 2015, we collated a massive list of online travel companies that ranged from the giant OTAs like Booking.com and Expedia to niche boutique hotel OTAs.

Change continues at a furious pace and we felt it was time to update some of this information. From a hotel perspective, it is also easy to forget how wide the travel ecosystem really is and that in hidden niches lie hidden opportunities.

While this list is quantitative, we have tried to call out the niches in which they operate. As always there are many ways to classify information. On this occasion, we have gone for an alphabetic classification.

So here it is, an A to Z of online travel companies worldwide. Some of them trade in billions, some in millions and some are in the early stages of their online journey. Quite a few have changed names and many others have changed hands!

A

Agoda (OTA – US)

Alpha Rooms (OTA – UK)

Africa Bookings (OTA – Zimbabwe)

Alitrip/Fliggy (OTA – China)

Almundo (OTA – Argentina)

Atrapalo (OTA – Spain)

Avantrip (OTA – Argentina)

AA/Explore UK (OTA – UK)

Abreu (Wholesaler – Portugal)

9flats (Villa & Vacation Rentals – Singapore)

AirBnB (Villa & Vacation Rentals – US)

All Four Paws (Dog-friendly OTA – UK)

Away with the Kids (Child-friendly OTA – UK)

Aferry (Ferries OTA – UK)

Acomodeo (Serviced Apartments OTA – Germany)

Airfare Watchdog (Metasearch – UK)

All the rooms (Vacation Rental Metasearch – US)

B

Bedbooker (OTA – UK)

Booking.com (OTA – Netherlands)

Bookit (OTA – US)

Budget Places (OTA – Spain)

Best Day (OTA – Mexico)

Booker Club (OTA – Spain)

Boutique Homes (Villa & Vacation Rentals OTA – Mexico)

Bed and Breakfast (Bed & Breakfast OTA – US) Part of Expedia

Bed and Breakfast EU (Bed & Breakfast OTA – Netherlands)

Bed and Breakfast Nationwide (Bed & Breakfast OTA – UK)

Best Loved (Boutique hotel OTA – UK)

Boutique Hotels (Boutique hotel OTA – UK)

Britain’s Finest (Boutique hotel OTA – UK)

Bring Fido (Dog-friendly OTA – US)

Baby Friendly Boltholes (Child-friendly OTA – UK)

Bolsover Cruise Club (Cruise OTA – UK)

Book Different (Sustainability-driven OTA – Netherlands)

Bridgestreet (Serviced Apartments OTA – US)

Booking Buddy (Metasearch – US)

C

Cheapo Air (OTA – US)

Cheaptickets (OTA – US) Part of Expedia

Cleartrip (OTA – India)

Ctrip (OTA – China)

Cocha (OTA – Chile)

Click4Hotel (OTA – Czech Republic)

Canopy & Stars (Camping & Glamping OTA – UK)

Cool Camping (Camping & Glamping OTA – UK)

Chic Retreats (Boutique hotel OTA – UK)

Canine cottages (Dog-friendly OTA – UK)

Ciao Bambino (Child-friendly OTA – US)

Crown cruise vacations (Cruise OTA – US )

Cruise 118 (Cruise OTA – UK)

Cruise Direct (Cruise OTA – UK)

Cruise.co.uk (Cruise OTA – UK )

Cruiseline (Cruise OTA – UK )

Cruises.com (Cruise OTA – US)

Cheap Flights (Metasearch – UK) Part of Kayak/Booking Holdings

D

Destinia (OTA – Spain)

Decolar (OTA – Brazil)

Despegar (OTA – Argentina)

Derhotel (OTA – Germany)

Discover Australia (OTA – Australia)

Dog Friendly (Dog-friendly OTA – UK)

Dog Friendly Cottages (Dog-friendly OTA – UK)

Dream Lines (Cruise OTA – US)

Direct Ferries (Ferry OTA – UK)

Dorms.com (Hostel OTA – Ireland)

Dayrooms (Dayrooms OTA – Belgium)

Daycation (Leisure & Activity OTA – US)

E

eBookers (OTA – US) Part of Orbitz/Expedia

Ebooking.com (OTA – Spain)

eDreams (OTA – Spain)

Expedia (OTA – US)

Elong (OTA – China) Part of Ctrip

Epoque Hotels (Boutique hotel OTA – US)

EcoBnB (Sustainability-driven OTA – Italy)

Escapio (Metasearch)

F

Flyin (OTA – Saudi Arabia) Part of Cleartrip

Flipkey (Villa & Vacation Rental OTA – US) Part of TripAdvisor

Ferry Savers (Ferry OTA – UK)

Ferry Hopper (Ferry OTA – Greece)

Ferry Scanner (Ferry OTA – Greece)

Flix Train (Train OTA – Germany)

Flix Bus (Bus OTA – Germany)

G

Goibibo (OTA – India) Part of Make My Trip-Ibibo

Glamping Hub (Camping & Glamping OTA – Spain)

Go Glamping (Camping & Glamping OTA – UK)

Great Small Hotels (Boutique hotel OTA – Spain)

GA Adventures (Sustainability-driven OTA – UK)

Glooby (Sustainability-driven Metasearch – Sweden)

Get Your Guide (Trip Planning OTA – Germany)

Gojourny (Trip Planning OTA – US)

Google Hotel Ads (Metasearch – US)

Groupon (Flash sales & deals OTA)

H

Hostelbookers (Hostel OTA – UK)

Hostelworld (Hostel OTA – Ireland)

Hotel Direct (OTA – UK)

Hotel.de (OTA – Germany) Part of HRS group

Hotelius (OTA – Spain)

Hotels.com (OTA – US) Part of Expedia

HRS (OTA – Germany)

Hoojoozat (OTA – Lebanon)

Hotel Urbano (OTA – Brazil)

Hutchgo (OTA – Hongkong)

Hoterip (OTA – Indonesia)

Holiday Lettings (Villa & Vacation Rentals OTA – UK) Part of TripAdvisor

Home Away (Villa & Vacation Rentals OTA – US) Part of Expedia

House Trip (Villa & Vacation Rentals OTA – UK)

Hi Hostels (Hostel OTA – UK)

Hostelculture (Hostel OTA – Spain)

Hostels247 (Hostel OTA – UK )

Hostelsclub (Hostel OTA – Italy)

Hip Hotels (Boutique hotel OTA – UK)

Healing Holidays (Wellness OTA – UK)

Health & Fitness Travel (Wellness OTA – UK)

Holiday Tots (Child-friendly OTA – UK)

Hipmunk (Metasearch – US)

Hotel Hunter (Metasearch – Andorra)

Home to Go (Metasearch Vacation Rental – UK)

Hostelz (Metasearch Hostels – US)

Hotels Combined (Metasearch – Australia) Part of Booking Holdings

Hotel Special (Flash sales & deals – Netherlands)

Hotel Tonight (Mobile App OTA – US) Part of AirBnB

Hotels by Day (Dayrooms OTA – US)

I

Infotel (OTA – UK)

Interhome (Villa & Vacation Rentals OTA – Switzerland) Part of Hotelplan

i-escape (Boutique hotel OTA – UK)

International Rail (Train OTA – UK)

Inspirock (Trip Planning OTA – US)

Isango (Trip Planning OTA – UK) Part of Hotelbeds

Ice Lolly (Metasearch – UK)

J

Jovago/Jumia Travel (OTA – Nigeria)

Jalan (OTA – Japan)

Japan Traveller Online (OTA – Japan)

Japanican (OTA – Japan)

Jetsetter (Flash sales & deals – US) Part of TripAdvisor

K

Klikhotel (OTA – Indonesia)

Kuxun (OTA – China)

Kiwi Collection (Boutique hotel OTA – Canada)

Kids and Coe (Child-friendly OTA – UK)

Kids Love Greece (Child-friendly OTA – Greece)

Kind Traveler (Sustainability-driven OTA – US)

Kayak (Metasearch) Part of Booking Holdings

L

Lastminute.com (OTA – Switzerland)

Late Deals (OTA – UK)

Logitravel (OTA – UK)

Love to Escape (OTA – UK)

Luxury Villa Rentals (Villa & Vacation Rentals OTA – US)

Luxury and Little Ones (Child-friendly OTA – UK)

Luxtripper (Trip Planning OTA – UK)

Looking for Booking (Metasearch – Netherlands)

Living Social (Flash sales & deals OTA – US) Part of Groupon

Luxury Link (Flash sales & deals OTA – US)

M

Make My Trip-Ibibo (OTA – India)

More Hotels for Less (OTA – US)

Mr. Jet (OTA – Sweden)

Mango City (OTA – China)

Marplay (OTA – Mexico)

Musafir (OTA – UAE)

Mr and Mrs Smith (Boutique hotel OTA – UK)

Much Better Adventures (Sustainability-driven OTA – UK)

Mobytrip (Trip Planning OTA – Canada)

Momondo (Metasearch – Denmark) Part of Kayak/Booking Holdings

Mobissimo (Metasearch – US)

N

Netflights (OTA – UK)

Need to Escape (OTA – Australia)

Nivalink (OTA – India)

Nomads World (Hostel OTA – Australia)

O

One Travel (OTA – US)

Opodo (OTA – UK) Part of eDreams Odigeo

Orbitz (OTA – US) Part of Expedia

Otel (OTA – Turkey) Part of Metglobal

Ostrovok (OTA – Russia) Part of Emerging Travel

One Fine Stay (Villa & Vacation Rentals OTA – UK) Part of Accor

One Off Places (Boutique hotel OTA – UK)

Omio (Train OTA – Germany) Part of Go Euro

P

Pitch Up (Camping & Glamping OTA – UK)

Prestigia (Boutique hotel OTA – UK)

Pets Pyjamas (Dog-friendly OTA – UK)

Q

Qunar (OTA – China)

Quickbeds (OTA – Australia) Part of Flight Centre

Queen of Retreats (Wellness OTA – UK)

R

Rakuten (OTA – Japan)

Responsible Travel (Sustainability-driven OTA – UK)

Rail Bookers (Train OTA – UK)

Rail Easy (Train OTA – UK)

Rome2Rio (Trip Planning OTA – Australia) Part of Go Euro

Route Perfect (Trip Planning OTA – US)

Retail Me Not (Flash sales & deals OTA – US)

Roomkey (Metasearch – US) Owned by major hotel chains

S

Skoosh (OTA – UK)

STA Travel (OTA – UK)

Stay City (Apartment OTA – Ireland)

Secret Places (Boutique hotel OTA – Portugal)

Splendia (Boutique hotel OTA – Spain) Part of Voyage Prive

Spa Breaks (Wellness OTA – UK)

Spa Dreams (Wellness OTA – Germany)

Six suitcase travel (Child-friendly OTA – US)

Skyscanner (Metasearch – UK) Part of Ctrip

Secret Escapes (Flash sales & deals OTA – UK)

Sky Auction (Flash sales & deals OTA- UK)

T

Travelbag (OTA – UK)

Travelgenio (OTA – Spain)

Travelguru (OTA – India)

Travelocity (OTA – US) Part of Expedia

Travelrepublic (OTA – UK) Part of Dnata/Emirates

Tripping (Vacation Rental Metasearch – US) Part of HometoGo

Tiket (OTA – Indonesia)

Traveloka (OTA – Indonesia)

Tiscover (OTA – Germany) Part of HRS

Travelcheck (OTA – Germany)

Travelcheck (OTA – South Africa)

Tablet Hotels (Boutique hotel OTA – US) Part of Michelin Guides

Tempting Places (Boutique hotel OTA – France)

The Healthy Holiday Company (Wellness OTA – UK)

Trip Tribe (Wellness OTA – US)

Travelzoo (Flash sales & deals OTA – US)

Totstoo (Child-friendly OTA – UK)

Tots to Travel (Child-friendly OTA – UK)

Ticati (Sustainability-driven OTA – France)

Tripzero (Sustainability-driven OTA – US)

The Trainline (Train OTA – UK)

The Top Villas (Villa & Vacation Rental OTA – US)

Travlr (Trip Planning OTA – Australia)

Trip Scout (Trip Planning OTA – US)

Triphobo (Trip Planning OTA – India)

Trivago (Metasearch – Germany) Part of Expedia

Tripadvisor (Metasearch – US)

U

Unique Home Stays (Villa & Vacation Rentals – UK)

Under the Doormat (Villa & Vacation Rental OTA – UK)

V

Vayama (OTA – US)

Via (OTA – India)

Viajes Falabella (OTA – Chile)

Vacation Key (Villa & Vacation Rentals OTA – US)

Villas of Distinction (Villa & Vacation Rentals OTA – US)

Voyage Prive (Flash sales & deals OTA – France)

W

Wego (Metasearch – Singapore)

Wotif (OTA – Australia) Part of Expedia

Way to stay (Apartment OTA – Spain)

Welcome Beyond (Boutique hotel OTA – Germany)

X

Xplorie (Villa & Vacation Rental OTA – US)

Y

Z

Zanadu (OTA – China)

Zenhotels (OTA – Russia) Part of Emerging Travel

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