As context, Priceline Group rival Expedia Inc. owns a majority of the equity and the voting rights at Trivago. So competitive motives may partly explain the move. The Skift Daily newsletter puts you ahead of everyone about the future of travel, subscribe. Chief executive Rolf Schrömgens told investment analysts that Trivago would face “difficult quarters financially” in the coming year. But he said the unpleasant surprises of 2017 - and the accompanying “full bandwidth of emotions” - are over. Get the full story at Skift Read also "Trivago ends first year on public markets with 37% revenue jump" at Phocuswire