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U.S. Travelers Seek to Stay in Shape on the Road, Reveals TripAdvisor Survey

Many Americans Maintain Healthy Habits While Traveling – Although Vacation Excesses Lead One in Three to Diet, Post-Trip

NEWTON, Mass. – July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the results of its health and fitness on vacation survey of more than 1,400 U.S. travelers, revealing that healthy eating and exercise play an integral role in many Americans’ vacations. Sixty-nine percent say healthy eating is important to them when traveling for leisure, while 53 percent always or often exercise when they’re on the road.

Travelers’ Top Physical Activities on Vacation
1. Walking – 87%
2. Swimming – 46%
3. Hiking – 35%
4. Using cardio machines – 23%
5. Biking – 16%

Travelers’ Favored Spots for Vacation Work-Outs
1. Hotel gym – 52%
2. Pool – 42%
3. Beach – 38%
4. Hotel room – 27%
5. Flight – 9%

Training While Traveling

Healthy Road Habits

Temptations on Tour

Savvy Sun Practices

"While most Americans will spend at least some of their vacation relaxing, many now balance their fun with fitness, as TripAdvisor’s survey shows that a significant number of travelers also prioritize personal health on their trips," said Brooke Ferencsik, director of communications at TripAdvisor.

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 56 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 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.comwww.bookingbuddy.comwww.cruisecritic.comwww.everytrail.com,www.familyvacationcritic.comwww.flipkey.comwww.holidaylettings.co.ukwww.holidaywatchdog.com,www.independenttraveler.comwww.onetime.comwww.seatguru.comwww.sniqueaway.comwww.smartertravel.com,www.tingo.comwww.travel-library.comwww.travelpod.comwww.virtualtourist.comwww.whereivebeen.com, and www.kuxun.cn.

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, Worldwide, May 2012

**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Inc. and its subsidiaries, Worldwide, May 2012

SOURCE TripAdvisor

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According to a TripAdvisor survey, the hotel gym is travelers’ top spot for vacation work-outs. (A TripAdvisor traveler photo)
According to a TripAdvisor survey, the hotel gym is travelers’ top spot for vacation work-outs. (A TripAdvisor traveler photo)
Sixty-six percent of U.S. travelers say they often eat healthily on vacation, according to a recent TripAdvisor survey. (A TripAdvisor traveler photo)
Sixty-six percent of U.S. travelers say they often eat healthily on vacation, according to a recent TripAdvisor survey. (A TripAdvisor traveler photo)
TripAdvisor’s health and fitness on vacation survey reveals 65 percent are more likely to overindulge on food on vacation than while at home. (A TripAdvisor traveler photo)
TripAdvisor’s health and fitness on vacation survey reveals 65 percent are more likely to overindulge on food on vacation than while at home. (A TripAdvisor traveler photo)
Thirteen percent have taken a vacation dedicated to improving their health, reveals TripAdvisor’s health and fitness on vacation survey. (A TripAdvisor traveler photo)
Thirteen percent have taken a vacation dedicated to improving their health, reveals TripAdvisor’s health and fitness on vacation survey. (A TripAdvisor traveler photo)
Walking is travelers’ top physical activity on vacation, according to a TripAdvisor survey. (A TripAdvisor traveler photo)
Walking is travelers’ top physical activity on vacation, according to a TripAdvisor survey. (A TripAdvisor traveler photo)

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