TripAdvisor Powers Travel Tools On Samsung GALAXY S 4
TripAdvisor App Pre-Installed On New Samsung GALAXY S 4 Powering Inspiring
Features and Custom Integration
NEWTON, Mass., March 19, 2013
NEWTON, Mass., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --TripAdvisor^®, the world's
largest travel site*, today announced that its market-leading mobile app is
now pre-installed onto the new Samsung GALAXY S 4, enabling millions of
consumers worldwide to have easy access to trusted TripAdvisor travel
content. TripAdvisor is the only travel app that will be pre-installed on the
new Samsung GALAXY S 4.
In addition to pre-installing the app, Samsung is using TripAdvisor
content—millions of photos and over 100 million reviews and opinions—to power
its own travel apps:
oTravel Widget – Designed to inspire, the Travel Widget will showcase
TripAdvisor images of popular travel destinations and attractions around
the world. Users can touch the on-screen star icon to save places to their
"Saves" list on TripAdvisor, or tap the image to see details in the
TripAdvisor app, which include reviews, opinions, photos and contact
oLock Screen Slideshow – When the phone enters "locked" mode, users can opt
to see beautiful travel photos of the world's most visually striking
destinations on the device's high-definition display.
oCity Information in Samsung Story Album – Samsung Story Album helps build
a digital photo book by seamlessly connecting travel content to user's
travel photos. TripAdvisor lets users add more enriched city information
into the Story Album.
TripAdvisor has added exclusive features to its application, including Single
Sign-On with a Samsung ID, the ability to load details of hotels and flights
found on TripAdvisor into the phone's native calendar app; and the ability to
load contact information for a hotel or attraction to the GALAXY S 4's
"We are delighted to be partnering with Samsung to preload the TripAdvisor
mobile app on the new Samsung GALAXY S 4," says Steve Kaufer, chief executive
officer and co-founder of TripAdvisor. "The combination of more than 100
million TripAdvisor traveler reviews and opinions with our inspirational
travel photos on the latest Samsung device will provide a perfect companion
for modern travelers."
"We wanted to ensure that Samsung GALAXY S 4 users can access up-to-date
inspirational travel destinations, photos and insights," says Chanwoo Park,
Vice President of Product Strategy Team at Samsung. "We are excited about our
global partnership with TripAdvisor to fulfill our customers' unmet needs and
their enriched mobile experiences."
Garnering nearly 30 million downloads to date, the TripAdvisor mobile app has
already helped millions of travelers plan and have the perfect trip. The free
app is available in 20 languages on all major mobile platforms, as well as on
mobile browsers and tablet devices via its website, www.tripadvisor.com.
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.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.
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