VirtualTourist Announces Quest to Find 8th Wonder of the World

        VirtualTourist Announces Quest to Find 8th Wonder of the World

Tourism Boards Invited to Submit Nominations; US Nationally Syndicated TV Show
to Exclusively Reveal Winner

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, March 18, 2013

LOS ANGELES, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --VirtualTourist.com, a leading
travel research website and community that is part of TripAdvisor Media Group,
announced today that it is on the hunt to identify the "8^th Wonder of the
World." Tourism Boards are invited to submit a nomination, whether an ancient,
natural or manmade landmark from the area they represent, to be voted on by
the general public. An American nationally syndicated television program will
serve as the exclusive media partner with details on the partnership to be
revealed at a later date. 

"Having been around for 15 years, travelers know VirtualTourist as one of the
best travel guide resources on the web. Combined, members and visitors to our
site have been to almost every country in the world," said Giampiero Ambrosi,
General Manager of VirtualTourist.com. "We want to tap into that world
knowledge of our members and other site visitors to have them pick the 8^th
Wonder of the World."

VirtualTourist (VT) is taking submissions beginning March 18 through May 31, ^
2013. Voting will begin June 3 and run through September 27. The media
partner will showcase nominated Wonders during the campaign and will host a
live reveal in October. Additionally, the winning wonder will receive a
massive media relations campaign push from VirtualTourist.

To submit an 8^th Wonder of the World nomination, Tourism Boards simply need
to email their submission to 8thWonder@VirtualTourist.com and include the
name, location, description in 200 characters or less and one (1) photo (650
minimum height and width).

For a full timeline, list of benefits and more about the campaign, please
visit http://members.virtualtourist.com/8thwonder.

About VirtualTourist.com
VirtualTourist.com® is one of the largest online travel communities in the
world and a premier resource for travelers seeking an insider perspective.
Boasting close to 2 million travel reviews and over 4 million photos of 61,000
destinations worldwide from 1.3 million members, VirtualTourist
(http://www.virtualtourist.com) attracts 8 million unique visitors per month.
Unbiased, respected, insider advice on Hotels, Things to Do, Transportation,
Favorites and more is posted entirely by VirtualTourist's membership from more
than 220 countries and territories. Virtual Tourist is a subsidiary of
TripAdvisor, Inc.

About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor^® is the world's largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan
and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real
travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with
seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest
travel community in the world, with more than 200 million unique monthly
visitors**, and over 100 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30
countries worldwide, includingChina underdaodao.com. TripAdvisor also
includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the
tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 19 other
travel media brands: www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com,
www.cruisecritic.com, www.everytrail.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com,
www.flipkey.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com,
www.independenttraveler.com, www.onetime.com,www.seatguru.com,
www.sniqueaway.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com,
www.travel-library.com, www.travelpod.com, www.virtualtourist.com,
www.whereivebeen.com, and www.kuxun.cn.

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, January 2013

**Source: Google Analytics, worldwide data, January 2013

©2013 TripAdvisor, Inc. All rights reserved.

SOURCE VirtualTourist.com

Website: http://www.virtualtourist.com
Contact: Kimberly Stirdivant Wason, VirtualTourist, +1-310-658-5903,
Kimberly@VirtualTourist.com
 
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