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Priceline revenue rises 17.4 pct

Feb 27 (Reuters) - Travel website operator Priceline Group Inc reported a 17.4 percent rise in quarterly revenue, driven by higher hotel bookings.

Net income rose to $673.9 million, or $13.47 per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $504.3 million, or $10 per share, a year earlier.

Revenue rose to $2.35 billion from $2 billion.

(Reporting by Arunima Banerjee in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)