TripAdvisor Tool Finds Travelers Fun Gas-Friendly Destinations
Labor Day Travelers Have New Way to Find Holiday Weekend Road Trip Ideas
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NEWTON, Mass., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether it is an airline ticket, car trip or bus fare, the high price of gas continues to stretch travel budgets to their limits. In order to help travelers find outstanding destinations in their own backyard, and cut down on the associated fuel costs, TripAdvisor® (http://www.tripadvisor.com/), the world's largest travel community, today announced the release of its Gas Tank Getaways tool (http://www.tripadvisor.com/tankofgas.) This tool provides travelers with vacation destination options that are a tank of gas or less away from home.
TripAdvisor's Gas Tank Getaways tool allows travelers to insert their starting point and choose how far they want to travel by picking how much gas they want to use. Analyzing this information, TripAdvisor provides up to five destination suggestions within the chosen fuel range, showing the places that are the most highly rated by TripAdvisor travelers. Each destination listed displays its distance from the traveler's starting point, and how much it costs (in gas) to get to that particular place, based on current U.S. fuel prices. Clicking on one of these destinations, a TripAdvisor Quick Guide can also be dynamically generated, providing information about top-rated area attractions, restaurants and hotels.
"With the long Labor Day weekend approaching, this tool can help travelers plan an outstanding trip to a regional destination that is both fun, and fits into their weekend travel budgets," said Christine Petersen, chief marketing officer, TripAdvisor. "It can also assist travelers in learning more about destinations they might have previously overlooked as vacation options."