Travel review website TripAdvisor Inc raised its 2014 growth forecast for referral revenue after reporting a 9 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by increased revenue from referrals and display advertisements. The company forecast 2014 referral revenue growth in the high 20s in percentage terms, up from a previous forecast of growth in the low 20s. "We continue to expect sequential acceleration (in click-based revenue) throughout the next couple of quarters, as we lap the MetaSearch transition," Chief Executive Steve Kaufer said on a post earnings call. Get the full story at Reuters and Seeking Alpha Read also "TripAdvisor Launches Direct Booking With Limited Partner Roster" at Skift.com