TripAdvisor teams up with shopping malls

July 7, 2017 by  
Filed under Travel Deals

BANGKOK, 7 July 2017: TripAdvisor has announced tie-ups with five retail shopping mall groups in Bangkok to enhance the shopping experience for Chinese travellers.

The announcement comes during the country’s national shopping sale season when inbound tourism from China is especially strong.

According to TripAdvisor, inbound travel interest by Chinese travellers continues to grow year-on-year by 56%, outpacing interest growth by any other inbound markets to Thailand. Read more

Concorde picks up award

July 4, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 4 July 2017: Concorde Hotel Singapore has won a 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Now in its seventh year, this award celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year.

Certificate of Excellence recipients include hotels and resorts, restaurants and attractions located worldwide that have continually delivered quality customer experiences. Read more

BW wins TripAdvisor recognition

June 28, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines

Photos from left: 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, Best Western Plus Wanda Grand Hotel, Bangkok (Thailand).

BANGKOK, 28 June 2017: Best Western Hotels & Resorts is celebrating after 13 of its Asian hotels achieved the 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Reflecting the company’s proud commitment to guest satisfaction and service excellence, Best Western hotels in Thailand, Japan, The Philippines, Indonesia and Myanmar all achieved the Certificate of Excellence.

The award recognises hotels that consistently earn great reviews and ratings from travellers on TripAdvisor. Read more

Faster finds on TripAdvisor

May 25, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Technology

BANGKOK, 25 May 2017: TripAdvisor, announced, Wednesday, a new streamlined experience for its native iOS app available in Apple’s App Store.

Now travellers can more easily plan every aspect of their trip on the TripAdvisor app, including finding low prices for the right hotel, as well as get the best value on flights, holiday rentals, restaurants and other things to do in-destination. With advice from millions of global travellers, the newly redesigned app empowers travellers with the insights they need to make informed travel choices with the confidence they will have a great trip.

“Travellers want to know they’re getting the best value on a hotel and other parts of the trip, and we have now redesigned our app to make sure they do just that,” said TripAdvisor chief executive officer and co-founder, Stephen Kaufer. “The new TripAdvisor app experience allows travellers to compare prices and book their hotel, find great things to do on the go, and unleash the full potential of their trip.” Read more

Angkor tops world tourist landmarks

May 24, 2017 by  
Filed under Cambodia, News

BANGKOK, 24 May 2017: TripAdvisor announced the winners of its Travellers’ Choice awards for Landmarks, Tuesday naming Angkor Wat, Cambodia, as the world top choice.

Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for landmarks, worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period. The awards recognise 706 landmarks in 82 countries.

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia, led the top 10 Best Landmarks in the World ranking, the first time the World Heritage site has been recognised as the world top landmark by TripAdvisor reviewers. Read more

Where travellers check-in

April 26, 2017 by  
Filed under TRENDING

NEEDHAM, MASS, US, 26 April 2017: TripAdvisor launched its first-ever mobile Check-Index, Tuesday, that reveals travellers’ and locals’ most frequented hotels, restaurants and attractions in major world tourism destinations.

The study was based TripAdvisor’s massive databank of mobile check-in information.

“Our mobile Check-Index shows the points of interest where consumers are voting with their feet and actually spending their time,” said TripAdvisor vice president of product, consumer experience Jeff Chow. “It’s interesting to see how in some cities travellers and locals are drawn to the same things to do or places to eat, while in others you see distinct differences in their preferences.” Read more

TripAdvisor clocks up half billion

April 20, 2017 by  
Filed under AMERICAS, News

NEEDHAM, MASS US, 20 April 2017: TripAdvisor announced, Wednesday, that it has crossed the 500 million reviews and opinions milestone.

The popular travel planning and booking site and app now posts 290 pieces of content every minute of every day.

The phenomenal growth in user-generated content has been fuelled by travellers’ desire to “pay it forward” with insights and advice for millions of other global users. Read more

Thai airlines top low-cost pile

April 11, 2017 by  
Filed under Thailand, TRENDING

SINGAPORE, 11 April 2017: Two Thai airlines were honoured by TripAdvisor’s inaugural Travellers’ Choice awards for airlines in the Asia-Pacific regional, low-cost category.

THAI Smile was declared the favourite carrier in the category followed by Bangkok Airways in second place.

Indigo India was third. Just three airlines were recognised in the Asia-Pacific regional, low-cost airlines category. Read more

Bali captures two TripAdvisor awards

March 22, 2017 by  
Filed under Indonesia, News

SINGAPORE, 22 March 2017: Bali once again tops international awards, this time TripAdvisor’s Travellers Choice Awards for Best Destinations in Asia and also the world.

The popular island destination in Indonesia was followed in second place on the Asia list by Cambodia’s Siem Reap, home to the World Heritage site of Angkor Wat.

Thailand famed for its mass tourism, that packs in more than 32 million tourists annually, had three destinations in the top 10 list for Asia; third placed Phuket, seventh placed Samui  and eighth placed Bangkok.  Read more

TripAdvisor identifies Silk Road appeal

March 13, 2017 by  
Filed under EUROPE, News

BANGKOK, 13 March 2017: UNESCO World Heritage sites, local foods and festivals are the top attractions for travellers exploring the Silk Road countries according to the latest findings by TripAdvisor.

TripAdvisor presented the findings of the TripAdvisor Travel Trends for the Silk Road 2017 for the second year running at the 7th UNWTO Silk Road Ministers Meeting held at ITB Berlin,  last week.

The survey assessed travel preferences, habits and interests along the Silk Road and concluded the main attractions were World Heritage sites, food and festivals. Read more

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