With these kinds of numbers, Expedia's uphill fight in Europe continues to get steeper.
Priceline saw its net income rise 39.5% to $833 million in the third quarter, propelled by a 36% jump in hotel room nights.
The 36% room night growth, a key metric, bested that of rival Expedia Inc., which saw a room night boost of 20% in the third quarter.
Priceline’s revenue climbed 33% to $2.26 billion.
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