January 24, 2012

TripAdvisor Introduces Comprehensive Analytics Service for Businesses

TripAdvisor Management Dashboard Reveals a Business's Performance on the World's Largest Travel Site through Powerful Metrics and Trends Graphics

NEWTON, Mass., Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) the world's largest travel site*, today announced the launch of the TripAdvisor Management Dashboard, a new analytics service that summarizes a business's performance on TripAdvisor at a glance. Businesses may use the data and information the dashboard provides to track how they are engaging with customers and guests online, target areas for improvement and make informed, up-to-the-minute decisions.  

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The new Management Dashboard, which is available for free to all registered business representatives, can be accessed via the TripAdvisor Management Center. The dashboard provides reporting on everything from a business's total reviews and current popularity ranking to the business's most viewed competitors and the countries generating the most traffic to the business's TripAdvisor page.

A more comprehensive version of the Management Dashboard will also be available in the coming weeks exclusively to all accommodations with Business Listings subscriptions. This version offers additional powerful metrics and information, including graphics depicting a property's Business Listings performance both over time and relative to their competitors in the same geographical region. They also receive a Special Offers recommendation tool for suggestions on how to use offers to capture travelers' attention on TripAdvisor.

TripAdvisor Business Listings enables individual hotels to increase their property's exposure in front of TripAdvisor's more than 50 million unique monthly visitors* by adding their direct contact information—such as a website link, email address and phone number—to their property pages on the site, and also by adding special offers on high-visibility pages.

Management Dashboard Features

Free features

  • Status at a glance: Total reviews, current popularity ranking and TripAdvisor rating
  • Reviews and comments summary: Latest review activity and top comments from reviews
  • Photos metrics: Total number of traveler and business-submitted photos, photos in the last 30 days and the number of visitors viewing photos
  • Most viewed competitors: A list of competitors most viewed by the same people who view the business's page
  • Top visitor locations: A breakdown of the countries generating the most number of visitors to the business's page

Features available to Business Listings subscribers

The Business Listings version includes all of the features from the free version, as well as the following exclusive features:

  • Trend graphs: Dynamic graphs showing page-view trends over time
  • Performance metrics: Performance of a property's Business Listing relative to other properties
  • Top Special Offers by click-through: Special Offer recommendations based on the  offers that are receiving the most clicks (this tool is shown when a property is not taking advantage of their Special Offers feature)

The free version of the Management Dashboard is available immediately. The Business Listings version of the dashboard will be available in the coming weeks. For more information about the Management Dashboard or Business Listings, please visit your business's page at http://www.tripadvisor.com/owners.

"We are pleased to offer our new Management Dashboard to business representatives worldwide to give them the metrics they need to succeed on TripAdvisor," said Christine Petersen, president of TripAdvisor for Business. "This is an easy-to-read report that is designed to help track a business's performance, compare its performance against the competition and make informed decisions about how to engage our large community of travelers."

About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor-branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 50 million unique monthly visitors*, and over 60 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to TripAdvisor's millions of monthly visitors.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 18 other travel media brands, and together the sites attract more than 65 million unique monthly visitors**.  TripAdvisor's travel media brands include: www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.independenttraveler.com, www.onetime.com, www.seatguru.com, www.sniqueaway.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.travelpod.com, www.virtualtourist.com, and www.kuxun.cn.

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, Worldwide, August 2011

**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Inc. and its subsidiaries, Worldwide, August 2011

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