May 6, 2014 / 8:22 PM / 3 years ago

TripAdvisor profit up nine percent on higher referrals, advertising

(Reuters) - Travel review website TripAdvisor Inc’s (TRIP.O) quarterly profit rose 9 percent, helped by increased revenue from referrals to booking sites and display advertisements.

The net income attributable to TripAdvisor rose to $68 million, or 47 cents per share, in the first quarter ended March, from $62.3 million, or 43 cents per share, a year earlier.

Excluding items, TripAdvisor earned 54 cents per share.

Reporting by Ankit Ajmera in Bangalore; Editing by Joyjeet Das and Saumyadeb Chakrabarty

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