Jetsetter Sees Frigid Temps Affect Hotel Rates and Bookings

         Jetsetter Sees Frigid Temps Affect Hotel Rates and Bookings

As Travelers Flock to Warm Places, Hotels Adjust Their Rates

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2014

NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Jetsetter.com, which offers the
world's finest travel experiences at members-only prices up to 40% off, today
announced that the Polar Vortex and its blasts of Arctic air have affected
both hotel rates and bookings.

In some of the coldest major U.S. cities like Chicago, Boston, and New York,
hotel rates have dropped by 7%,^1 but it hasn't been enough to entice
travelers—bookings have decreased by 10%.^1 Colder locales have been hit even
harder. Bookings for Canada have been almost cut in half.^1

For warm destinations, however, the freezing weather has spawned a surge in
wanderlust that's been good for business. Bookings for the Caribbean, Mexico,
Florida, California, and Hawaii have risen by 38%.^1 According to General
Manager Shaun Stewart, "Hotels in most of these locations have taken advantage
of the fact that travelers are more than eager to trade frostbite for sunshine
and have increased their rates by as much as 20%."^1

About Jetsetter.com
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experiences, verified by experts. From hotels to resorts, to tours to trip
planning, Jetsetter offers exclusive deals and insider advice you won't find
elsewhere. Each vacation featured on the site is hand-selected by a team of
curators and personally verified by a Jetsetter correspondent. Jetsetters can
browse offerings on sale in flash at prices up to 40 percent off (and
Jetsetter deals launch daily at noon Eastern Standard Time); or peruse
Jetsetter 24/7, a collection of over 1,900 hotels and resorts available 365
days a year. Jetsetter correspondents are available for private consultations
through the Personal Travel Planning Service or to personalize deluxe tours
through the new Jetsetter Journeys. Jetsetter apps for iPhone and iPad were
named best travel apps in Apple App Store Rewind 2011. All Jetsetter partners
featured in retail and flash, as well as the Jetsetter Now hotel app, must
meet an 85 percent approval rating in post-stay member surveys. Jetsetter is
part of SmarterTravel, a subsidiary of TripAdvisor®, Inc. For more
information, visit www.Jetsetter.com.

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** in 2013, and more than 150 million reviews and opinions covering
more than 3.7 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.oyster.com, www.seatguru.com,
www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.travelpod.com,
www.virtualtourist.com, and www.kuxun.cn.

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

*Source: Google Analytics, worldwide data, July 2013

^1Based on actual bookings made on Jetsetter.com.

SOURCE Jetsetter.com

Website: http://www.jetsetter.com
Contact: Toby Streett, 617-886-5545, pr@jetsetter.com
 
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