The travel-site operator adopted a plan earlier this month that better remunerates key executives whose jobs may be jeopardized by a change-in-control event such as a merger or sale of the company. The change offers management more lucrative exit packages if they remain in place during the immediate period before or after a TripAdvisor deal is integrated, making them more likely to stay on once an agreement has been reached. If TripAdvisor is more open to a deal, are there any buyers out there? As my colleague Tara Lachapelle has previously written, both Priceline and Expedia may have their eye on the company, which boasts 415 million average unique monthly visitors. And while it's in TripAdvisor Chairman Greg Maffei's interests to talk his own book, he did say at a March conference that the company could attract the likes of Facebook Inc., Inc. and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. as they seek a bigger share of the online travel industry. Get the full story at Bloomberg Read also "TripAdvisor: An old spin-off now at a value price" at Seeking Alpha