History of TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor was founded in February of 2000 by numerous entrepreneurs. TripAdvisor’s headquarters is currently located in Needham, Massachusetts. TripAdvisor has over 60 million members worldwide. The company has over 170 million reviews of hotels and other companies listed on their website. TripAdvisor also manages dozens of other companies that are similar to their company.
TripAdvisor was another travel agency website that grew exposure very quickly. TripAdvisor allows users in various countries to access their services with the hopes of adding more countries on the list. Expedia and TripAdvisor have both worked together, in which TripAdvisor was spun off from Expedia. TripAdvisor currently has over 200 million unique visitors each month. TripAdvisor is currently the most used travel agency website in the world. TripAdvisor has acquired dozens of businesses throughout the years and they continue to do so.
The Success of TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor continues to expand their clientele all over the world by using paid advertising to reach out to potential customers. The company has made over 10 billion dollars in revenue since they were founded in 2000 and that number continues to grow.
TripAdvisor Joins Animal Activists
TripAdvisor recently announced that they plan to discontinue selling tickets to their clients in which the activities involve animals in hopes of taking a stand against animal welfare. Many animal welfare groups have begged TripAdvisor to discontinue this service and they have listened.
TripAdvisor will no longer sell tickets that involve attractions in which an individual ride or touches wild or endangered animals that are being held in captivity. While TripAdvisor executives know that certain individuals will not agree with the decision, others will agree with the decision. The company says that they hope to have this successfully completed by the beginning of 2017.
TripAdvisor’s website has a similar layout compared to their competitors. TripAdvisor launched apps for their users for Android, Apple, Windows, and Nokia devices in which users can access their website on the go. The company has various apps to choose from and the apps offer reviews, images, and maps for an abundance amount of places in the world. On TripAdvisor, users can search for flights, hotels, vacation rentals, restaurants, and other services while trying to find the best deal for their buck. The website offers millions of reviews of thousands of places throughout the world.