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TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site**, enabling travellers to unleash the potential of every trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travellers, with 435 million reviews and opinions covering 6.8 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions, and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features -- checking more than 200 websites to help travellers find and book today's lowest hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 390 million average monthly unique visitors* in 49 markets worldwide. TripAdvisor: Know better. Book better. Go better.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRIP), through its subsidiaries, manages and operates websites under 23 other travel media brands: www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.citymaps.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.thefork.com (including www.lafourchette.com, www.eltenedor.com, www.iens.nl and www.dimmi.com.au), www.gateguru.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.housetrip.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.jetsetter.com, www.niumba.com, www.onetime.com, www.oyster.com, www.seatguru.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.travelpod.com, www.tripbod.com, www.vacationhomerentals.com and www.viator.com.

*Source: TripAdvisor log files, average monthly unique visitors, Q3 2016

**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, July 2016

©2016 TripAdvisor, Inc. All rights reserved.


TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 23 other travel media brands:

Family Vacation Critic
Holiday Lettings
Holiday Watchdog
Independent Traveler
TheFork (lafourchette, eltenedor, iens, BestTables, Dimmi)


TripAdvisor Content:

· 435 million reviews and opinions from travellers around the world.

· 6.8 million businesses and properties in more than 135,000 destinations, including:

o 1.1 million+ hotels, B&Bs and speciality lodging

o 830,000 holiday rental listings

o 4.2 million restaurants

o 730,000 attractions

· More than 80 million candid traveller photos.

· More than 280 new contributions are posted every minute.

· 120 million marketable members worldwide.

On average, nearly 2,600 new topics are posted every day to the TripAdvisor forums.
More than 85 percent of questions posted to TripAdvisor’s English-speaking forums are replied to by other travellers within 24 hours.

TripAdvisor Mobile:

· Users have downloaded TripAdvisor apps more than 370 million times.

· Nearly 50% of users visited TripAdvisor via tablet and phone, and the company continues to see industry-leading uptick and engagement on mobile devices.

· TripAdvisor is constantly pushing the limits of mobile innovation to help travellers plan and have the perfect trip, with features such as its “Offline Feature”, “Neighbourhoods” and “Travel Timeline” offerings:

o Travel Timeline Helps travellers conveniently log and share experiences from their trips. Once activated, the feature automatically creates a timeline of the places travellers have visited and the photos they’ve taken at each location, which can be viewed in chronological order or as a route on a map. The timeline is private to the user on their TripAdvisor app, but travellers can edit their timeline and easily share it with family and friends on social media.

o Offline Feature – Allows travellers to download TripAdvisor reviews, photos and city maps before they go and then access this information on their trip when no data connection is available, helping them avoid costly roaming charges.

o Neighbourhoods – Allows TripAdvisor users to discover and explore neighbourhoods within popular tourist destinations around the world, making it easier to find restaurants, attractions and accommodations that are perfect for their trip. The feature offers curated content including neighbourhood descriptions, photos and maps, along with traveller reviews and opinions on the top places to eat, play and stay within these sections of the city.

· Our apps are highly acclaimed on all major mobile platforms including iOS, Android and iPad/Tablet.

TripAdvisor History:

TripAdvisor was founded in February 2000 and operates sites in 49 markets and in 28 languages including sites in the U.S., the U.K., France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Ireland, India, Japan, Brazil, Sweden, The Netherlands, Canada, Denmark, Turkey, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Australia, Singapore, Korea, China, Thailand, Russia, Greece, Indonesia, Argentina, Taiwan, Malaysia, Egypt, Venezuela, Peru, Chile, Colombia, South Africa, Philippines, New Zealand, Austria, Vietnam, Israel, Finland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia, Belgium, Switzerland, Hong Kong and Portugal.

TripAdvisor, Inc. employs 3,400 people as of September 2016.

TripAdvisor Facts:

TripAdvisor provides easy access worldwide to leading online travel agencies including Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, hotels.com, Priceline, Booking.com, Agoda.com and more.
TripAdvisor, Inc. offers travel suppliers effective graphical advertising and cost-per-click marketing platforms.

TripAdvisor Key Features:

· Instant Booking – This platform allows users around the world to conveniently make a hotel booking through TripAdvisor booking partners without leaving the TripAdvisor site or app.

“Just for You” Personalisation – The Just for You feature provides more personalised hotel recommendations to TripAdvisor users based on their individual preferences and travel research on the site.

· Hotel Price Comparison – This feature allows users to see real-time hotel room prices and availability from our booking partners, all on one page. TripAdvisor searches hundreds of sites to find the best hotel prices.

Candid Traveller Photos – With more than 80 million on the site, traveller photos give a “behind-the-scenes” view of hotels, restaurants and attractions around the world.
Forums – Enables members to ask for and share their opinions, advice and experiences in interactive discussions with the community. Many of the forums feature “Destination Experts” – regular contributors who are passionate and knowledgeable about the destinations they represent.
Tours Feature – When travellers visit attractions on TripAdvisor – such as the Eiffel Tower or the Taj Mahal – they are presented with up to three tour options, such as small group, private or skip-the-line options, along with descriptions and prices for each. Once travellers have identified the tour that best fits their travel preferences, they may click to book their tour of choice through Viator.
TripAdvisor Flights – The TripAdvisor Flights search product is the first to offer comprehensive in-flight insights, amenities information and candid traveller photos coupled with the ability to scan for the lowest prices for airlines globally. To help travellers find the best flight options beyond price, TripAdvisor now offers access to a new airline reviews platform, as well as a "flyscore" feature that rates the quality of each air travel itinerary for consumers.

· Holiday Rentals – TripAdvisor Holiday Rentals offer travellers access to extensive details and images of 830,000 holiday home rental listings around the world, as well as traveller reviews of rental properties. Using the Holiday Rental Calculator, travellers can compare their accommodation options, allowing them to calculate the potential savings of a holiday home rental compared to the cost of a hotel in a destination based on the number in their travel group, the number of nights they’ll be staying and whether they plan to dine in or out.

Maps – Makes finding the perfect hotel, at the right price, in exactly the right location, incredibly simple. TripAdvisor maps mash-up combines hotel popularity, price and availability with a dynamic mapping tool.
TripWatch Offers customised email alerts on the specific hotels, attractions and destinations requested by the traveller, in the first personalised, time-sensitive email newsletter for trip planners


Management Team:

Stephen Kaufer, chief executive officer and founder
Ernst Teunissen, chief financial officer
Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer
Gary Fritz, chief growth officer and president, APAC
Seth Kalvert, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary
Beth Grous, chief people officer
Dermot Halpin, president, holiday rentals
Robin Ingle, senior vice president, advertising sales
Bertrand Jelensperger, CEO, lafourchette
David Krauter, president, SmarterTravel & Independent Traveler
Adam Medros, senior vice president, global product
Bryan Saltzburg, senior vice president and general manager, global flights business
Barrie Seidenberg, CEO, Viator
Nick Shanny, senior vice president, core engineering

Worldwide Headquarters

400 First Ave, Needham, MA 02494



EMEA Headquarters

7 Soho Square, London, W1D 3QB, U.K.



APAC Headquarters

8 Cross Street, #26-01 PWC Building, Singapore 048424



U.K. Press Contact:

U.K. press contact: ukpressoffice@tripadvisor.com


U.S. Press Contact

U.S. press contact: uspr@tripadvisor.com

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