Our Mission

To be your companion to
experience our world.

Our Story

In 2005, three university friends crammed into a garage in Düsseldorf, Germany and started building trivago. They were united by a passion for travel, an insatiable appetite for building better tech, and a determination to challenge the status quo. Today, those same forces unite 800 talents from 80 different countries, serving over millions of daily users around the globe.

Who we are

We’re a team of creative and driven entrepreneurs from all over the world united in Düsseldorf to build a search engine that is fast, intuitive and unbiased. Some of us write code, others write blogs, but we all have the same purpose – to empower millions of users and partners to get more out of their lives!

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What drives us

trivago is built on entrepreneurial values that foster collaboration and individual development. It’s a place for people who want to grow and have a global impact – all with the support of an international community and working culture that empowers you to be your best.

How trivago works

Our metasearch engine helps you find your ideal accommodation in just a few simple clicks! You start your search with your destination, dates, number of travelers and accommodation type, narrow it down with our nifty filters, compare the best deals, and then find and book the one that suits you best on one of our partner websites. Find out more about how trivago works here.

2005

The trivago idea is born

2005

2006

trivago is founded and goes live in Germany

2006

First financing round

Price comparison is born

2007

trivago goes live in Italy, Spain, and France

2007

2008

trivago reaches profitability

2008

2009

First TV campaign in Germany and Spain

2009

2010

trivago.com platform is launched

2010

2011

Launched new European platforms

2011

2012

First steps in the US

2012

2013

trivago goes live in Asia

2013

Expedia acquires 62% stake in trivago through secondary purchase

2016

54 localized platforms

2016

Nasdaq IPO

2018

Move to the new campus

2018

2019

5 million+ hotels and alternative accommodations, 190 countries

2019

2021

Acquisition of weekend.com

2021

Chelsea FC Partnership Kickoff

Launch of hybrid work model