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TRIPADVISOR CITY GUIDES NOW AVAILABLE FOR 50 GLOBAL TRAVEL DESTINATIONS

Highly Rated Mobile App Adds 30 Cities, Plus New Features Like Transit Maps and Customized Itinerary Suggestions for Android Users

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced that City Guides, the highly rated and free mobile app, is now available for 50 leading destinations around the world, more than doubling its original portfolio of travel guides. Conveniently accessible even when the user is offline, the app now includes three new features on its Android version, giving travelers the ability to view local transit stations, create personalized maps, and see itinerary suggestions from travel experts, in addition to reviews and opinions from the greater TripAdvisor community.

“Users have already raved about the ease of use and helpfulness of TripAdvisor City Guides, with more than a million app downloads to date,” said Adam Medros, vice president of global product at TripAdvisor. “We are excited to bring more cities and enhanced functionality to travelers, and ultimately help them enjoy their trips even more.”

New App Features for Android Users

  1. Transit – Users can now view metro or subway stations on a map. The “Nearby Station” feature helps travelers find the closest station to their current location, or to the restaurant, hotel, or attraction that they want to visit.
  2. TripIdeas – TripIdeas are customized itinerary recommendations based on popular travel themes, such as traveling with family, foodie destinations, and places off the beaten path. Each itinerary includes beautiful large photos for inspiration. Users can keep track of their favorite TripIdeas in their “Saves” list.
  3. Offline Map Update – Users can now fully customize their own maps. This feature displays saved destinations, metro stations, and any restaurants, hotels, and attractions of interest, to help travelers plan and have their perfect trip.

30 New City Guides, Now Available for Download on Android and iOS

1. Athens 11. Madrid 21. San Antonio
2. Austin 12. Manchester 22. San Diego
3. Bangkok 13. Marrakech 23. Seattle
4. Budapest 14. Miami/Miami Beach 24. Seoul
5. Buenos Aires 15. Milan 25. Shanghai
6. Dubai 16. Montreal 26. Singapore
7. Dublin 17. New Orleans 27. Taipei
8. Edinburgh 18. Philadelphia 28. Toronto
9. Istanbul 19. Prague 29. Vancouver
10. Kuala Lumpur 20. Rio de Janeiro 30. Vienna

The City Guides app, featuring all 50 destinations, is now available worldwide in English. To download the free app(s), please visit Google’s Android Market or Apple’s App Store. More information about TripAdvisor mobile offerings can be found at www.tripadvisor.com/apps.

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 millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 19 other travel media brands, and together the sites attract more than 69 million unique monthly visitors**. TripAdvisor’s travel media brands include www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.everytrail.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.onetime.com, www.seatguru.com, www.sniqueaway.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.travel-library.com, www.travelpod.com, www.virtualtourist.com, www.whereivebeen.com, and www.kuxun.cn.

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, Worldwide, January 2012
**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Inc. and its subsidiaries, Worldwide, January 2012
©2012 TripAdvisor, Inc. All rights reserved.

SOURCE TripAdvisor

City Guides now offers itinerary suggestions based on popular themes such as family travel, travel on a budget, and off the beaten path
City Guides now offers itinerary suggestions based on popular themes such as family travel, travel on a budget, and off the beaten path
City Guides allows travelers to see nearby transit stations as well as those near any hotels, restaurants, or attractions
City Guides allows travelers to see nearby transit stations as well as those near any hotels, restaurants, or attractions
The Point Me There feature literally points travelers in the right direction, so they always know where they're going
The Point Me There feature literally points travelers in the right direction, so they always know where they're going
City Guides include beautiful, colorful photos that lend to travel inspiration
City Guides include beautiful, colorful photos that lend to travel inspiration
TripAdvisor City Guides - the ultimate offline resource for travelers
TripAdvisor City Guides - the ultimate offline resource for travelers

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