Despite the drag on one part of the company's key metrics, total adjusted EBITDA was up 17% to $128 million during the second quarter.

The Hotels, Media & Platform division is contributing in a major way to the uplift in profit, with a 27% increase year over year.

Overall revenue increased from $376 million to $422 million over the course of the first and second quarters, but year-over-year the business is down 3% in the comparable three-month periods.

TripAdvisor: Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results