TripAdvisor Unveils Advanced Hotel Selection Tool
NEEDHAM, Mass. - March 14, 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. "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:
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:
For an example of how the selection tool works, please visit:
TripAdvisor Popularity Index
Star Class Ratings
The consumer hotel classification ratings are provided by NorthStar Travel Media. With more than 60 years of history, NTM is the world's largest business-to-business publisher in the travel and hospitality industry.