According to TripAdvisor’s press release, Viator has more than 250 employees that will continue to be based at the company’s San Francisco headquarters as well as offices in Las Vegas, London, and Sydney. Stephen Kaufer, president and chief executive of TripAdvisor, added in the statement that Viator will be a great addition to the company’s already expansive suite of travel planning options. “Travelers want to explore local attractions while on their trip, and Viator’s depth and breadth in global attractions combined with their seamless booking experience will provide immediate benefit to our community, whether in the planning phase or on the trip,” he added. Earlier in 2014, the company acquired lafourchette, Tripbod, and Vacation Home Rentals. Overall, TripAdvisor operates more than 22 websites under other travel media brands, including FlipKey. Get the full story at TripAdvisor