TripAdvisor Launches Traveler Network

    June 15, 2007

TripAdvisor has launched a traveler network that allows its users to find friends and plan their travel more efficiently.


New Network At TripAdvisor
New Network At TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor will allow users to register their network of travelers and import contacts from email services including AOL, Gmail, and Hotmail.

"With 6 million members, you’ll be amazed how many people you know are already on TripAdvisor and you’ll be even more surprised by all the places they’ve been and the knowledge they can share," said Christine Petersen, senior vice president of marketing for TripAdvisor.

Other features of TripAdvisor’s traveler network include a travel map to show others where you have been, connect with other members and share travel stories, research travel destinations and find information on places others have visited.

"If you think about it," said Stephen Kaufer, CEO of TripAdvisor, "wherever you are thinking of going on vacation … one of your friends probably has been there, recently. The trick to getting that great tip from a friend, is knowing which friend to ask. TripAdvisor’s new social networking features lets real-world friends connect and share those wonderful nuggets of advice."