TripAdvisor Named Innovator of the Year by U.S. Travel Association
PRNewswire NEWTON, Mass.
Travelers Cast Their Votes for TripAdvisor Flights
NEWTON, Mass., April 20/PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor®, the world's most popular and largest travel community, was named "Innovator of the Year" by the U.S. Travel Association on April 2. Designed to honor the two companies whose innovations have had dramatic impact on the larger travel landscape, Innovator winners were determined for the first time by online votes. More than 3,000 people weighed in on the decision, selecting industry pacesetters based on video submissions.
TripAdvisor was recognized for TripAdvisor Flights, a new way to find flights that addresses the dramatic changes in the airline industry. The ground-breaking search engine includes a dynamic Fees Estimator, the first and only online product to help travelers understand the true cost of a flight in a single display. TripAdvisor won the Established company category for companies five years or older. Other Established finalists were Hilton Hotels Corporation and Orbitz Worldwide.
"We're honored to have been recognized not only by the U.S. Travel Association, but by the voting public," said Steve Kaufer, founder and CEO of TripAdvisor. "We feel that TripAdvisor Flights takes flight search to a whole new level, helping consumers get all of the facts to surface value, and we're thrilled that real travelers out there agree."
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