TripAdvisor is among the first US travel companies to receive a license from the United States treasury department’s office of foreign assets control to provide and sell travel-related services to travellers from around the world booking trips to Cuba. The license permits TripAdvisor to promote educational and cultural engagement between global travellers and the Cuban people.
TripAdvisor and Viator has announced the launch of an enhanced attractions content solution for travel partners and hospitality providers, newly combining TripAdvisor’s rich attractions content with booking options powered by Viator. The joint offering enables partners to provide travellers with the ability to discover and explore local things to do directly within the partner’s online and mobile channels, as well as book tours and activities through the integration with Viator.
TripAdvisor has redesigned its homepage with new feature enhancements that make booking every aspect of a trip more convenient for its community of travellers. The travel planning and booking site has put particular focus on attractions, tours and in-destination activities on the new site.
Travel planning site TripAdvisor has acquired New York-based Citymaps, a social mapping platform that enables tourists to discover destinations all around the world. The website and app make it easy for consumers to find points of interest, navigate urban destinations and share favourite locations with friends.
TripAdvisor has announced the launch of a new airline reviews platform. At the same time the review giant has revealed a redesigned flights search service and the beta launch of its “flyscore” feature that rates the quality of each air travel itinerary for consumers. The new enhancements to the site bring transparency to a marketplace that has become increasingly difficult for consumers to make direct comparisons between flight options.
With summer fast approaching and many people beginning to research their trips, TripAdvisor has teamed up with music-streaming service Google Play Music to provide travellers with two months of free access to curated playlists tailored specifically for popular travel destinations across the globe. The new feature aims to transport travellers to their destination of choice via locally-themed playlists.
Booking travel last minute is often considered a great way to bag the best deal but the ‘Best Time to Book’ report, released today by the travel planning and booking site TripAdvisor, reveals that this isn’t always the case. In fact, the best time to book is completely dependent on where you’re heading and can vary dramatically from destination to destination.
TripAdvisor has announced it has expanded instant booking for hotels to nine English-speaking countries, including Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore and South Africa. Travellers in these markets are now able to conveniently book a hotel on all of TripAdvisor’s platforms, desktop and mobile, without leaving the site.
TripAdvisor has announced the launch of a new Windows 10 app across desktop, tablet and mobile. The TripAdvisor app for Windows 10 will be available in 47 markets and will be pre-loaded on millions of Windows 10 compatible devices in 2016. The new app features TripAdvisor’s comprehensive booking tools, including the TripAdvisor instant booking platform, which allows travellers to easily compare hotel options, check prices and availability and book their accommodation on TripAdvisor.
TripAdvisor has announced the launch of the TripAdvisor app for Apple TV. This is the first time TripAdvisor has developed a custom app for television. The TripAdvisor Apple TV app inspires wanderlust highlighting TripAdvisor content, such as photos of TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice award-winning destinations and points of interest.
Buenos Aires is the best value destination in the world for Brits for an overnight stay at a four star hotel including breakfast, according to the inaugural TripIndex Breakfast, a TripAdvisor cost comparison study. TripIndex Breakfast compares the cost of an overnight stay in selected hotels with breakfast included, versus an overnight stay at the same hotel with breakfast eaten at a local restaurant, during the months of October and November in 37 key tourist cities around the world.
TripAdvisor has announced the launch of the Review Performance report – an enhanced online analytics dashboard available for free to all registered businesses on the site. Designed based on user feedback, the new dashboard provides registered business owners with insights and trend data about their reviews, ranking and competitors in an interactive online display.