TripAdvisor Announces Travelers' Choice Favorites

              TripAdvisor Announces Travelers' Choice Favorites

Just in Time for Summer Travel, Top Brands Recognized by World's Largest
Travel Community

PR Newswire

NEWTON, Mass., May 7, 2013

NEWTON, Mass., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor^®, the world's largest
travel site*, today announced the winners of its second annual Travelers'
Choice Awards for Travel Favorites.


The awards honor top brands travelers across select global markets prefer to
use on their trips. In the U.S., there were 21 winners in categories ranging
from cameras to sunscreen to carry-on luggage. Winners were also announced in
the U.K., France, Germany, India, Italy, Spain, and Russia.

"The TripAdvisor community has spoken and these are the most beloved travel
brands from around the world," said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer
for TripAdvisor. "We are thrilled to recognize these world-class brands with
Travelers' Choice awards that millions of travelers worldwide rely on for the
best travel products for their trips."

2013 U.S. Travelers' Choice Awards for Travel Favorites

Backpack:          The North Face Gum & mints:             Orbit
Bottled water:     Evian          Hand sanitizer:          PURELL®
Camera:            Canon          Noise-canceling          Bose
Car rental agency: Hertz          Insect repellent:        Off!
Carry-on luggage:  Samsonite      Lip balm:                ChapStick® Brand
                                                           Lip Care
Coffee:            Starbucks      Snack bar:               Snickers
Cooler:            Coleman        Sunglasses:              Ray-Ban
Flip-flops:        Havaianas      Sunscreen:               Neutrogena®
GPS device:        Garmin         Swimwear:                Speedo
Guidebook:         Lonely Planet  Tablet computer:         iPad
                                  Travel magazine:         National Geographic

"As the No. 1 dermatologist recommended suncare brand, Neutrogenais proud
that travelers have honoredus with the TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award
for favorite sunscreen," said Kerry Sullivan, Group Brand Director for
Neutrogena Sun.

For the complete list of 2013 winners of the Travelers' Choice Awards for
Travel Favorites, go to

Award methodology:
Surveys were conducted in each country using a total panel of more than 3,900
TripAdvisor travelers to select a shortlist of brands/products in each
category. A total of 39,898 travelers (including 12,125 U.S. respondents) then
selected their favorites from the shortlists.

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 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 20 other
travel media brands:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, January 2013
**Source: Google Analytics, worldwide data, March 2013

©2013 TripAdvisor, Inc. All rights reserved.

SOURCE TripAdvisor

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