Global travel technology company Sabre has partnered with TripAdvisor to bring the most in-depth, up-to-date seat and in-flight amenity information to agents via a new Sabre Red App.
TripAdvisor has announced it has reached a new user-generated content milestone making it the first travel site to offer consumers 150 million reviews and opinions – a 50 per cent increase year-over-year. TripAdvisor collects more than 90 user contributions a minute that allow travellers worldwide to make informed decisions based on the personal experiences of other travellers.
TripAdvisor and The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a global management consulting firm, have jointly published a new report on the travel and tourism industry titled, Winning the Next Billion Asian Travellers – Starting with China. The report shows that by 2030, more than 50% of the growth in global traffic will come from Asia Pacific and 49% of all passenger traffic globally will be within Asia Pacific or between the region and the rest of the world.
TripAdvisor has launched its innovative TripConnect service. The self-service platform, a first for the hospitality sector, allows TripAdvisor Business Listings subscribers to participate in Hotel Price Comparison and to drive direct bookings from TripAdvisor to their own property’s website. Each month, over 260 million unique users visit TripAdvisor to plan travel. TripConnect will enable independent accommodation owners to bid for this traffic, an option previously only available to online travel agents and large hotel chains.
American Express 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.
S7 Airlines, a member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance, and the world’s largest travel site TripAdvisor® have concluded a partnership agreement. Booking a hotel through the website www.s7.ru has become easier than ever – other passengers’ reviews will help you make the right choice.
TripAdvisor has launched its first ever national television campaign, highlighting the signature TripAdvisor green “bubble” ratings, which allow travellers to rate their experiences on a one to five bubble scale as an overall quantitative summary of their review.
TripAdvisor is to be commended for reviewing its policy towards hotels which want to wipe the review slate clean after major renovations have taken place. At the same time, it is vital that a robust method is used to validate these changes.
TripAdvisor has announced the appointment of Marc Charron as president of TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division of TripAdvisor that provides the tourism industry access to millions of TripAdvisor’s monthly site visitors. He will report to chief executive and co-founder, Stephen Kaufer.
TripAdvisor has announced the launch of a new online marketing resource for travel industry professionals. TripAdvisor Insights will act as a daily source for news, tips, the latest trends, industry research and statistics, and valuable information about TripAdvisor for business owners and other members of the travel sector.
TripAdvisor has announced the appointment of Anne Bologna to the position of vice president, brand strategy. In the new global role, Bologna will lead TripAdvisor’s brand vision efforts along with television and offline advertising and will report to the chief marketing officer, Barbara Messing.
World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, has announced a number of high-calibre speakers for its first panel sessions for World Responsible Tourism Programme including TripAdvisor.