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TripAdvisor Goes Native With New Mobile App For iPhone And Android



      TripAdvisor Goes Native With New Mobile App For iPhone And Android

World's Largest Travel Site Also Unveils Newly Designed Tablet App Available
Exclusively for iPad

PR Newswire

NEWTON, Mass., Oct. 3, 2013

NEWTON, Mass., Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor^®, the world's largest
travel site*, today announced the launch of its free, fully-native app for
iPhone and Android users that includes a number of new features:

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080902/TRIPADVISORLOGO )

  o An enhanced, faster user experience
  o Access to the site's new Hotel Price Comparison (metasearch), enabling
    travelers to easily compare booking  options at a glance with up-to-the
    minute hotel prices and availability
  o A dynamic maps functionality that populates accommodations, attractions or
    restaurants in real-time, giving travelers the option to browse and
    seamlessly toggle between a list function and a synchronized map view

TripAdvisor also released a newly designed tablet app exclusively for the
iPad, integrating metasearch and dynamic maps functionality as well as a
finger-friendly touch interface with inspirational travel planning features,
including:

  o High-resolution photos, now ideally displayed in portrait mode
  o The ability to see everything surrounding a specific point of interest
  o New city pages to explore all the best things to do 

"With more than one-third of our traffic coming to TripAdvisor from a tablet
or smartphone device, we are constantly working to improve our mobile
offerings to build the most engaging and enjoyable experience for our users,"
said Adam Medros, vice president of global product for TripAdvisor. "Travel is
an inherently on-the-go experience, and we want people to get the most out of
our resources on any device, anywhere."

TripAdvisor now has nearly 80 million average monthly mobile visitors. With
more than 50 million downloads to date, the TripAdvisor mobile app has already
helped millions of travelers plan and have the perfect trip. The free apps are
available in 20 languages. The app is now available for download at the iTunes
App Store or Google Play.

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 260 million unique monthly
visitors**, and over 100 million reviews and opinions covering more than 2.7
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.independenttraveler.com, www.jetsetter.com,
www.niumba.com,  www.onetime.com,www.seatguru.com, www.sniqueaway.com,
www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.travelpod.com,
www.virtualtourist.com, www.whereivebeen.com, and www.kuxun.cn. 

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

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

SOURCE TripAdvisor

Website: http://www.tripadvisor.com
Contact: Alison Croyle, (617) 670-6737, acroyle@tripadvisor.com
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