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. “TripAdvisor.com 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 TripAdvisor.com’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 $100- $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.
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.