Despite the apparent economic slowdown and subsequent belt tightening, some might argue monetary madness reigns supreme.
Here in the UK, agency consortium Advantage Travel Centres is the subject of much speculation about its future following rumours that Australian travel giant Stella is on the brink of a takeover of the business.
The figure banded being talked about in most sensible circles is around £8 million.
Meanwhile, some might say, over in la-la land, micro-blogging service Twitter is apparently worth $95 million (that's £47 million).
This is on the back of Kayak's purchase of Sidestep last December for around $160 million (£90 million at the time) - a move Steve Hafner recently admitted was primarily for the traffic.
So the question: is traffic worth more than structure?
Kevin May, editor, Travolution
Saturday, May 31, 2008