In contrast to Expedia Group and TripAdvisor, which posted weak third quarters and saw their market caps sliced up on Thursday, Booking Holdings reported $2 billion in net income, a 10 percent leap. Its room night growth, however, was a not-spectacular 11 percent - the same as Expedia’s - and revenue growth clocked merely 4 percent growth to $5 billion.

Contrast Booking Holdings third-quarter performance to its third quarter of 2015, for example, when room nights grew 22 percent and revenue climbed 9.4 percent. In the third quarter of 2013 and 2014, respectively, room night growth stood at 35.6 percent and 26.7 percent, respectively.