Return to our Home page Search
Click here for the hotel and hospitality news from around the globe Hotel, Travel and Hospitality Articles Videos and in-depth Interviews
CONCIERGE DESK
Read more now
Read more now
Read more now
TripAdvisor travel app reaches 100 million downloads.
Saturday, 19th April 2014
Source : TripAdvisor
 

The number of downloads more than doubled in the past year and is up 6x from 2011 and has reached the mobile milestone of 100 million downloads for its free app for iPhone and Android.

According to data from Distimo, a global leader in business intelligence and app market data, TripAdvisor is now the most popular travel app based on total App Store downloads1.

"As travel planning has shifted from something you do ahead of time to something that's possible anytime, the TripAdvisor mobile app has become the essential companion for millions of travelers," said Stephen Kaufer, president and CEO of TripAdvisor. "Reaching the milestone of 100 million downloads is evidence that travelers worldwide are benefitting from the TripAdvisor community's reviews and opinions, wherever their travels may take them."

The TripAdvisor mobile app is recognized in the industry for its function and innovation. The app that was recently named "Best Mobile App" by Eye for Travel in its 2014 Innovation Awards, includes a number of features and content to help travelers plan and have the perfect trip. The free app is available in 21 languages and is available to download at the iTunes App Store or Google Play.

Key features of the TripAdvisor app include:

  • Global content: Provides travelers with a comprehensive travel planning resource on-the-go with more than 150 million user reviews and opinions of hotels, restaurants and attractions, and more than 19 million candid traveler photos, covering destinations around the globe.
  • Helpful features: Travelers on their trips can use the Near Me Now and Point Me There features to find nearby places of interest, read traveler reviews and see to dynamic maps of their location.
  • Available offline: Travelers may use City Guides anywhere with no data connection required to go on self-guided walking tours, and they may also use Trip Journal to add photos or comments to capture the highlights of their trip.
  • Booking on-the-go: The TripAdvisor mobile app provides access to the site's Hotel Price Comparison (metasearch), enabling travelers to easily compare booking options at a glance with up-to-the-minute hotel prices and availability.
While TripAdvisor launched the first iPhone and Android mobile apps in mid-2010, and the first native smartphone apps in 2013, the company continues to make improvements. Three recently launched enhancements are:
  • Type-ahead functionality for improved local results: This feature lets users quickly access more locally relevant search results based on their location.
  • Google single sign on: Allows Android users to more quickly and easily log in to their TripAdvisor accounts using their Google accounts, and it also lets users automatically download the app if they have created an account on desktop.
  • See your saves on the map: This feature allows users to see places they have saved on the map with other points of interest, which helps travelers select the restaurants and attractions closest to their saved places.
1 - Source: Distimo study of mobile app downloads in the travel sector for the period of January 1, 2012 to March 31, 2014, based on downloads and device installs.

~ Important Notice ~
Articles appearing here contain copyright material. They are meant for your personal use and may not be reproduced or redistributed. While 4Hoteliers makes every effort to ensure accuracy, we can not be held responsible for the content nor the views expressed, which may not necessarily be those of either the original author or 4Hoteliers or its agents.

Learn more about DigiJames - in room technology
Advertisment  
 Latest News  (Click title to read article)
Statement from Tony Tyler on tragic week in aviation
Friday, 25th July 2014

Ritz-Carlton bends over backwards to bring service to life through video performance
Friday, 25th July 2014

Global online bookings and rates experience highest year-on-year growth in last 12 months
Friday, 25th July 2014

Chinese consumers: Increasingly optimistic but also realistic
Friday, 25th July 2014

Future of hotels, airlines and travel agents -- innovation in the travel industry
Friday, 25th July 2014
 Latest Articles  (Click title to read article)
Customer Conversations: Identifying Revenue Opportunities Using Customer Analytics
Friday, 25th July 2014

Hotel Brands in the Future What Will Hoteliers Have to Do to Survive
Friday, 25th July 2014

Beyond the New Logo, Here's Why You Must Learn from Airbnb
Thursday, 24th July 2014

China's Next Growth Milestone: Outbound Tourism
Thursday, 24th July 2014

Creating Moments of Wow
Thursday, 24th July 2014
 Most Read News  (Click title to read article)
Thailand Situation Updated - June 27: Thailand tourism gets stronger than ever
NH Hotel Group disposes Amsterdam asset
The Chinese Luxury Traveler - How destinations are decided and bookings made
News from around the Asia Pacific region, June 10
Hyatt to develop a luxury hotel within a historic 16th century castle

© Copyright 4Hoteliers 2001-2014 ~ unless stated otherwise, all rights reserved.
You can read more about 4Hoteliers and our company here

Use of this web site is subject to our
terms & conditions of service and privacy policy