TripAdvisor Reaches 100 Million Downloads
Wednesday April 16th, 2014 - 9:56AM D
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NEWTON, MA—TripAdvisor has reached the mobile milestone of 100 million downloads for its free app for iPhone and Android. The number of downloads more than doubled in the past year and is up 6x from 2011.
According to data from Distimo, a global provider in business intelligence and app market data, TripAdvisor is now the most popular travel app based on total App Store downloads.
“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,” stated 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.
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When you hear all the lodging industry projections for the months and years to come, much of the robust growth is forecast to be the result of the expected influx of travelers from China. In what could only be seen as good news for the industry, that expectation moved a little closer to reality when President Obama signed a visa waiver extension for Chinese travelers earlier this month.