Diller eyes U.K. travel Web sites


LONDON -- InterActiveCorp CEO Barry Diller is hinting that he is interested in acquiring a number of British travel related Web sites but has declined to give specific details.

Diller, founder of the Internet conglomerate that owns such sites as online travel booking firm Expedia and Internet search engine ask.com, told the Guardian newspaper he is looking at "several" potential acquisitions in the U.K. online arena.

"We are looking at several things in the U.K. We are definitely looking in the travel space. There's lots of little entrepreneurship that intrigues us," he told the newspaper in an interview.

"Whether we will or not I don't know, but we're always talking to somebody," he added.

Potential U.K. travel acquisitions could include Cheapflights.com, firstchoice.com and simplybook.com