The Priceline Group, which runs,, and, said fourth quarter net income climbed to $674 million up from $504 million a year earlier. . Revenue rose 17% to $2.35 billion, also beating analyst estimates of $2.32 billion. During the quarter, total bookings on the platform soared 26% to $15.1 billion. This was powered by a rise in hotel reservations, with travelers booking 129.7 million nights during the quarter, an increase of 31% from the prior year. The number of rental car days jumped 14% to 14 million. Meanwhile, travelers are booking fewer flights on Priceline. The number of airline tickets sold during the quarter fell 4% to 1.6 million. Get the full story at Priceline Read also "The Priceline Group's CEO Glenn Fogel on Q4 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript" at Seeking Alpha and "Priceline says it won’t get bogged down by acquisitions, like Expedia did" at Skift