TripAdvisor Unveils Advanced Hotel Selection Tool

14th Mar 2005

Today, TripAdvisor, the leading travel research site, announced the
addition of an advanced hotel selection tool that enables travelers to
easily view a destination’s most popular hotels by price, neighborhood and
star class. This comes as an addition to the highly regarded TripAdvisor
Popularity Index, which uses more than 1 million reviews to rank over
135,000 hotels worldwide.“Having a great trip means finding the hotel that’s right for you,” said
Christine Petersen, vice president, marketing. “ is the
only place on the web that allows a traveler to benefit from the
experience of hundreds of thousands of others to narrow your options to
the most popular hotels in a destination then sort by the criteria that
are right for an individual traveler. No other site can provide this level
of ease and confidence in planning a future trip.”

According to TripAdvisor, travelers consider price, location and quality
to be the most important factors when choosing a hotel. The new advanced
hotel selection tool is seen on’s destination-based hotel
overview pages and includes:

    - Price filter - Users can select a price range to find comparably priced hotels.  For example: the most popular hotels between
US$100- US$200.

    - Neighborhood filter - Users can select neighborhoods from 40 top U.S. and international cities and can find hotels located within those areas.  For example: the most popular hotels in the Back Bay area of Boston or Knightsbridge in London.

    - Star class filter - Users can select a hotel class and find a complete listing of hotels with that star rating.  For example: the most
popular 3-star hotels.


All of these criteria work together to narrow the most popular hotels in a
destination to a manageable, relevant list. In addition, travelers now
have access to more accurate, timely hotel and planning information:

    - More up-to-date hotel prices - Hotel prices are updated nightly using a proprietary algorithm and adjusted to reflect periods of tight
availability and seasonal fluctuations.

    - Automatic currency conversion - Users can select a preferred currency and see converted hotel prices alongside original hotel prices.

    - Hotel mini-snapshots - Each hotel listing is summarized in a brief overview consisting of address, photo, TripAdvisor summary user
review rating, three most recent TripAdvisor user reviews, typical
price, and QuickCheck - TripAdvisor’s proprietary tool that gives
users one-click access to hotel prices and availability from
multiple booking sites.

For an example of how the selection tool works, please visit:



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