TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals Launches The Peace Of Mind Guarantee
Worry-Free Payments for Travelers with the $10,000 Peace of Mind Guarantee
NEWTON, Mass., May 29, 2013
NEWTON, Mass., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --TripAdvisor^®, the world's largest
travel site*, today launched the $10,000 Peace of Mind Guarantee for travelers
on TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals.
Travelers can now pay securely through TripAdvisor for a growing number of
vacation rental properties, while another new feature, the Rental Inbox, keeps
track of property inquiries, communication with owners/managers and status of
payments so travelers don't have to.
"We're thrilled to announce these new features, which make the process of
finding, booking and paying for a vacation rental property even easier,"
commented Dermot Halpin, president, TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals. "We know
security is important to travelers and that's why we've launched the Peace of
Mind Guarantee – it allows our users to focus on their travels and leave the
details to us."
The Peace of Mind Guarantee
The Peace of Mind Guarantee is available on any TripAdvisor vacation rental
listing where the new 'book online' badge appears in the search results. This
badge identifies the properties where travelers and owners/managers can
process payment securely through the TripAdvisor online payment system.
Payments made through this automated payment system entitle the traveler to
the Peace of Mind Guarantee, which reimburses renters up to $10,000 in the
events that (a) the home does not materially match the description, (b) the
guest cannot enter the home and/or (c) payment was made properly but not
received by the correct owner/manager.
The systems behind The Peace of Mind Guarantee and online-bookable vacation
rental properties are powered, provided and managed by FlipKey, a wholly-owned
subsidiary of TripAdvisor. For more information, see here.
The Rental Inbox
The Rental Inbox eases the process of searching for and booking vacation
rental properties. Accessed through the "Your TripAdvisor" drop down menu when
logged into TripAdvisor (membership is free), it automatically tracks, stores
and displays all property inquiries made by a traveler, communications with
and full details of quotes received from owners/managers, and status of
payments made and owed. Notifications of new messages or activity in the
Rental Inbox are sent to the email address associated with the user's
The Peace of Mind Guarantee, online-bookable vacation rental properties and
the Rental Inbox are currently only available on TripAdvisor.com, but will
soon be available on other TripAdvisor sites around the world.
For more information on TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals, or to list a vacation
rental on TripAdvisor, go to www.tripadvisor.com/vacationrentals.
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 covering more than 2.5
million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 30
countries worldwide, including China under daodao.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 20 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.virtualtourist.com, www.whereivebeen.com, and www.kuxun.cn.
*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, March 2013
**Source: Google Analytics, worldwide data, April 2013
Contact: Julie Cassetina, (617) 670-6529, email@example.com
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