American Express and TripAdvisor Team Up To Launch Enhanced Travel Planning Experience: The Reviews Are In

 American Express and TripAdvisor Team Up To Launch Enhanced Travel Planning
                        Experience: The Reviews Are In

  PR Newswire

  NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2013

-- New Card Member Reviews and Profiles Now Visible on TripAdvisor in US, UK
and Australia; Card Members Also Unlock Card Member Hotspot Lists and Merchant
Offers

NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --American Express (NYSE: AXP) and
TripAdvisor® today launch a first-of-its kind integration that allows Card
Members in the US, UK and Australia to connect their American Express® Cards
with their TripAdvisor profiles to post Card Member reviews, access exclusive
Card Member hotspot lists and get special merchant offers.

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TripAdvisor users will now see an "Amex Traveler" badge after a Card Member
connects their eligible Card with TripAdvisor at www.tripadvisor.com/amex .
Additionally, users will see a card icon and "Amex Card Member Review" next to
reviews on TripAdvisor when an American Express Card Member has made a
transaction with their connected Card and then written a review for that
place. All American Express Card Member account information stays in a secure
and protected American Express environment; Card Member data is never passed
to TripAdvisor.

The integration also leverages the American Express Spend Graph – an
aggregate, anonymous mapping of Card Member spending and location data that
shows compelling trends in dining, travel and entertainment. On TripAdvisor,
participating Card Members will get exclusive access to lists of hotspots in
popular travel destinations powered by American Express Spend Graph data. They
will also receive relevant offers from merchants around the world.

"American Express Card Members are active and passionate travelers and diners,
and their experiences and reviews are well-informed and powerful," said Leslie
Berland, senior vice president, Digital Partnerships & Development, American
Express. "This partnership with TripAdvisor – the world's largest travel
community – represents the intersection of technology, data, community and
commerce to add relevant context to our Card Members' reviews."

"This exciting partnership underscores our commitment to help travelers plan
and have the perfect trip," said Severine Philardeau, vice president of
partnerships for TripAdvisor. "By connecting their American Express Cards to
TripAdvisor, Card Members get access to content and exclusive offers provided
by American Express merchants."

Once an American Express Card Member connects their eligible Card with
TripAdvisor, they unlock three new offerings on the platform, which can all be
accessed directly from the exclusive American Express Card Member hub.

  *Card Members Get Credit for Reviews Starting today, when a Card Member who
    has connected their eligible Card with TripAdvisor leaves a review at a
    location where they have used their connected Card, the review will be
    labeled as an "Amex Card Member Review." In addition, they will be badged
    as an "Amex Traveler" in their TripAdvisor profile. The new review and
    profile features provide additional, relevant context for all TripAdvisor
    users to take into consideration while travel planning. And at launch,
    when a connected Card Member's first review as an "Amex Traveler" is
    approved and published on TripAdvisor, they will get a one-time American
    Express statement credit for $5 in the US and Australia and £5 in the UK (
    see terms ).
  *Hotspots for Card Members, by Card Members American Express Card Member
    Hotspots are exclusive lists of the top restaurants and hotels trending
    with Card Members in select cities. Lists are created by leveraging
    aggregate American Express Spend Graph data in some of the most popular
    travel locations around the world. Card Members who have connected their
    Card with TripAdvisor can view the lists by selecting their destination
    city and travel type – like "Globetrotter" or "Strictly Business" – at
    www.tripadvisor.com/amex .
  *Card Member Perks Pay Off Card Members can also now discover exciting
    perks – offers from American Express merchants around the world on
    TripAdvisor that they can redeem for couponless savings when they spend on
    their trip. To redeem an offer, a Card Member can simply click on the
    offer to save it to their connected American Express Card, and then use
    that Card to make a qualified purchase in-store or online with that
    merchant. Savings are delivered via an automatic statement credit issued
    by American Express. This new functionality on TripAdvisor is powered by
    the same proprietary American Express Card Sync technology that enables
    couponless offers on platforms like Facebook, Foursquare, Twitter and
    Xbox.

Participating merchants at launch include:

  *American Express Travel (US)
  *Bam-Bou (UK)
  *California Pizza Kitchen (US)
  *D&D Restaurants (UK): all restaurants including Launceston Place,
    Bluebird, Skylon and Coq D'Argent
  *Maggiano's Little Italy (US)
  *Merivale (AUS): Est, Mr Wong, Palings Kitchen & Bar, The Fish Shop,
    Uccello
  *The Palm (US, UK)
  *Urban Purveyor Group (AUS): Ananas Bar & Brasserie, Bavarian Bier Cafe,
    Sake Restaurant & Bar, The Cut Bar & Grill

About American Express American Express is a global services company,
providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that
enrich lives and build business success. Learn more at americanexpress.com
and connect with us on facebook.com/americanexpress ,
foursquare.com/americanexpress ,  twitter.com/americanexpress , and
youtube.com/americanexpress .

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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 more than 100 million reviews and opinions covering
more than 2.7 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites
operate in 34 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.gateguru.com , www.holidaylettings.co.uk ,
www.holidaywatchdog.com , www.independenttraveler.com , www.jetsetter.com ,
www.niumba.com , www.onetime.com , www.seatguru.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

©2013 TripAdvisor, Inc. All rights reserved.

SOURCE TripAdvisor

Press Contacts  Amy MarinoAmerican Express amy.marino@aexp.com 
+1-347-224-9394

Alison CroyleTripAdvisor acroyle@tripadvisor.com  +1-617-670-6737

Website: https://www.americanexpress.com