Learn more about the key milestones of the world leader in online accommodation reservations
Priceline Founder Jay Walker launches priceline.com with its famous Name Your Own Price® service.
Priceline undergoes initial public offering and reaches $12.9 billion market value on the first day, the highest first day value for a corporation at the time.
Priceline experiments with selling groceries and gasoline (WebHouse Club), long distance telephone service, home mortgages, secondhand goods, and new cars through its Name Your Own Price® service.
Priceline discontinues WebHouse Club, a venture housing Name Your Own Price® gasoline, groceries, mortgages and telephone services to refocus on travel.
Priceline Founder Jay Walker steps down from Priceline Board of Directors.
Priceline becomes profitable.
Jeff Boyd is named Chief Executive Officer of Priceline.
Priceline moves beyond its Name Your Own Price® service and enters the retail air space.
Priceline enters the retail hotel business by acquiring a majority stake in TravelWeb.
Priceline acquires ActiveHotels.com, a leading online hotel booking service in Europe at the time.
Priceline acquires Booking.com, the leading hotel booking website in Europe and world’s largest accommodations website today, and combines it with ActiveHotels.
Priceline acquires agoda.com, an Asia-based leader in hotel accommodations.
Priceline is added to the S&P 500 Index.
Priceline surpasses Expedia to become the world’s largest online hotel reservation service.
Priceline acquires TravelJigsaw, a multinational rental car service which is known today as rentalcars.com.
Priceline launches Priceline Ventures to invest in small growth companies that align with strategic interests across the Priceline businesses.
Jeff Boyd becomes Chairman of the Priceline Board of Directors.
The Priceline Group acquires global travel search tech company KAYAK.
Darren Huston is named Chief Executive Officer of The Priceline Group.
The Priceline Group is named a Fortune Most Admired Company.
Priceline changes its name to The Priceline Group to reflect its evolution as a company with multiple independently-operated brands.
The Priceline Group acquires OpenTable, Inc. the online leader in restaurant reservations.
The Priceline Group is named by Forbes as one of the Top 25 Most Innovative Companies in the World.
The Priceline Group acquires PriceMatch, a leading cloud-based data and analytics solution for hotels.
The Priceline Group acquires RocketMiles, a Chicago-based company that allows travelers to book hotels while earning airline miles.
The Priceline Group acquires ASDigital, a leading provider of restaurant table and reservation management solutions based in Australia.
Industry ranked #4 in Fortune Magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list.
Ranked by Fast Company as a “World’s Most Innovative” company.