TripAdvisor Wins Both Best Travel Site and Best Community Site in 2006 Webby People's Voice Awards
With 20 Million Monthly Visitors, Voters Confirm TripAdvisor's Worldwide Appeal
NEEDHAM, Mass., May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor™, the largest global travel information and advice destination on the web, has been awarded two Webby People's Voice Awards for the best site in the Travel and Community categories. The Webby People's Voice Award winners are determined by the votes of people around the world speaking out for their favorite sites.
"Being the largest source of travel information isn't enough to win a Webby People's Voice Award, it's the high degree of engagement -- drawing our users in to be an integral part of the site -- to participate, not 'spectate,' that sets us apart and makes us the choice of the user community," said Steve Kaufer, TripAdvisor CEO. "The essence of the whole Web 2.0 phenomenon, user-generated content and participation, has been the foundation of TripAdvisor from its beginning."
The community award recognized TripAdvisor as the leader among the broad category of sites creating and facilitating online community, connectedness and/or communication around shared interests. Competitors for the travel category bested by TripAdvisor included online agents for purchasing tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, vacation packages and other travel services including online travel guides, travel writing, and travel tools.
TripAdvisor recently launched TripAdvisor Inside, a travel wiki covering 23,000 featured destinations, allowing travelers to create, edit or simply peruse the most comprehensive and freshest travel guidebook information. TripAdvisor also launched goLists this week, allowing travelers to publish lists on their favorite destinations, attractions, activities, hotels, restaurants and more.
CONTACT: Brian Payea of TripAdvisor LLC, +1-781-444-1113 x388,