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2014-08-11 08:25:15

NEWTON, Mass., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor(®), the world's largest travel site*, today announced it has finalized the acquisition of Viator, a leading resource for researching and booking destination activities around the world. Viator features more than 20,000 bookable tours and attractions and more than 600,000 reviews, photos and videos submitted by travelers. "We're thrilled to add Viator to the TripAdvisor family and to grow in the attractions and activities...

2014-08-05 08:42:41

Sabre Hospitality customers now have a powerful way to generate incremental bookings SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabre Hospitality Solutions today announced the certification of its Guest Connect Booking Engine with TripConnect by TripAdvisor, providing Sabre's customers with a new way to generate incremental bookings through direct connectivity to the growing meta search channel. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131216/DA33636LOGO-b With TripConnect,...

2014-07-31 08:40:41

Contest Calls for Short Video Entries in the Spirit of TripAdvisor's "Don't Just Visit" Ads for a Chance to Win $25,000 and Have their Commercial on TV NEWTON, Mass., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor(®), the world's largest travel site*, today announced the launch of the TripAdvisor TV Ad Contest, its first-ever user-generated ad contest. Everyone from video amateurs to filmmakers is encouraged to submit a short video in the spirit of TripAdvisor's "Don't Just Visit"...

2014-07-29 08:38:06

NEWTON, Mass., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor(®), the world's largest travel site*, today announced that Lily Cheng has joined its management team as President, APAC. Cheng is responsible for driving TripAdvisor's growth in the Asia Pacific region through both organic growth and strategic partnerships, with a focus on China, Japan, and India. Based in Beijing, she reports to Stephen Kaufer, president and CEO of TripAdvisor....

2014-06-12 08:24:52

10 New Apps Available for City Guides for Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Completing the 12 Host Cities in Brazil NEWTON, Mass., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor(®), the world's largest travel site*, today announced the launch of 10 new free Mobile City Guides for iPhone and Android for Brazilian host cities: Salvador, Belo Horizonte, Fortaleza, Brasilia, Curitiba, Porto Alegre, Recife, Cuiaba, Natal and Manaus. These 10 new apps add to the ones already available for Sao...

2014-06-11 08:25:20

New Feature for TripAdvisor Mobile App and Mobile Website Now Available in U.S.; Simplifies Hotel Booking Process for Travelers NEWTON, Mass., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site*, today announced the launch of its instant booking feature on its mobile app and mobile website on smartphone. The new feature allows travelers to quickly and easily make a hotel booking through TripAdvisor booking partners without leaving the TripAdvisor site...

2014-05-27 12:37:14

"Managing Your Online Reputation with TripAdvisor" Teaches Best Practices and Strategies to Capitalize on a Hotel's Online Reputation NEWTON, Mass., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- eCornell, Cornell University's subsidiary for online education, together with TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site*, today announced the release of a free reputation management course for the hospitality industry. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080902/TRIPADVISORLOGO "Managing Your Online Reputation...

2014-05-22 08:20:35

NEWTON, Mass., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) today announced it has finalized the acquisition of lafourchette, an online restaurant booking platform with a network of more than 12,000 restaurant partners across Europe. The completion of this transaction represents TripAdvisor's first acquisition in the restaurant industry. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080902/TRIPADVISORLOGO lafourchette is the leading online and mobile reservation platform...

2014-05-21 08:34:30

Certificate of Excellence Celebrates Outstanding Hospitality Businesses Listed on World's Largest Travel Site NEWTON, Mass., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor(®), the world's largest travel site*, today announced the 2014 Certificate of Excellence award recipients. Nearly 58,000 U.S. hospitality businesses have been awarded this year. Now in its fourth year, the award celebrates hospitality excellence and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding...

2014-05-13 08:26:42

Top Service Hotels Worldwide Identified Based on Reviews and Opinions of Millions of TripAdvisor Travelers NEWTON, Mass., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor(®), the world's largest travel site*, today announced the Travelers' Choice(TM) Hotels with Exceptional Service, honoring 1,762 properties in 98 regions and countries across the globe. The awards recognize top accommodations for service in the world and individual lists for Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Caribbean,...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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