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TripAdvisor completes its acquistion of Viator

TripAdvisor Inc., the Newton-based travel website, said Monday that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Viator, a resource for researching and booking destination activities around the world.

Viator features more than 20,000 bookable tours and attractions and has more than 600,000 reviews, photos, and videos submitted by travelers. The company has just over 250 employees in offices in San Francisco, its headquarters; Las Vegas; London; and Sydney. According to its website, TripAdvisor employs about 2,300 people.

TripAdvisor announced last month that it had agreed to buy Viator for about $200 million, subject to adjustment.

TripAdvisor has made several acquisitions over the past 14 months, including Vacation Home rentals, a Newburyport-based website, in May.

In a statement, TripAdvisor president and chief executive Stephen Kaufer said: “TripAdvisor’s scale combined with Viator’s strong network of global activities and attractions will allow us to help even more travelers plan and have the perfect trip. Along with the acquisition of online restaurant booking site lafourchette earlier this summer, we’re eager to leverage these powerful booking assets to provide the most comprehensive travel-planning experience for our global community of millions of travelers, both online and via mobile.”