All of us are looking for an opportunity to fulfill the wanderlust inside us. While some of us look for luxury travel across the continent, many of us go backpacking across the country. Whatever is your preferred way of traveling, we all require help in making the perfect trip happen. This is why Tripadvisor is the perfect platform for all those looking for guidance in planning to executing a trip.
Stephen Kaufer, one of the co-founders and CEO of Tripadvisor founded the company in 2000 with the aim to help travelers across the world. Subsidiaries of Tripadvisor also run 24 other travel media brands in 48 markets worldwide. Some of the prominent brands include FlipKey, TheFork, Jetsetter and Viator.
How Tripadvisor Helps Plan a Trip
Travelers use Tripadvisor to to book hotels, flights and entire trips based on customer reviews and customized travel plans. The user-generated travel review website offers reviews detailing travelers’ experiences with hotels, restaurants and attractions. For booking, you can search by places or if you do not have a destination in mind, you can select one of the trending destinations from the homepage. While looking for accommodation, you can either book rentals or a hotel. Rentals are different from hotels in a way that you can rent the entire place instead of a room. You can rent condos, beach houses, cabins, and cottages. Some of the most unique stays are listed in this section. You can get access to private beaches, oceanfront villas, a cabin in the woods, or a perfect country house.
The options of hotels are also plenty. You can find accommodation for every budget. Whether you are looking for something within a very minimal range for a single stay in the heart of the city or a deluxe suite with top-notch amenities, you will find it all. There are also options for campgrounds. So, if you are looking for a little adventure, Tripadvisor won’t disappoint you.
You can also book your flight tickets on Tripadvisor. You will not just get the best flight deals, but also be able to read reviews of other travelers. To ensure that you get the best deal on flight tickets, Tripadvisor aggregates ticket prices from partner sites. Additionally, you can search for popular eateries in an area on this platform. You can read the reviews on restaurants and visit the ones that match your preference. You can do this much in advance. It will help you to have a smooth itinerary.
Explore Experiences & Local Activities
There is more to Tripadvisor than booking flights and hotels. Travelers can also book experiences on the platform. You can just enter a location and select things to do. Cultural tours include a visit to heritage sites, local places of importance, meditation tours, and visiting local settlements. One can also choose private sightseeing and bus tours. Depending on the topography of the region, you can choose hiking, camping, or living with the locals for a day. Adventure sports like ziplining, paragliding, diving, and bungee jumping can also be booked from here.
We suggest you check Tripadvisor for all the things you can do before you visit a place. Whether you want to engage in relaxing activities like sculpting, meditation session, yoga, wine tasting, or get your adrenaline pumped up by dirt biking, sky diving, or trekking- checking the experiences available at the destination you are visiting will help you to plan your trip accordingly. There are also vacation packs for folks who do not enjoy the responsibilities of planning a trip because it can get overwhelming.
How to Contact Tripadvisor
Tripadvisor has its headquarters located at 400 1st Avenue, Needham, MA 02494, United States. For general queries, you can call +1 781 800 5000. For queries on Tripadvisor Rentals or listing your property, you can call the helpline at 1-855-785-9714. You can also use the contact form here for assistance on same. If you are a property owner, you can create your listing, claim listing and respond to reviews online
If you are a traveler and want to manage your reviews and photos, simply go to your Profile and select the drop down from where you can edit or remove reviews. And if you are a restaurant owner and want to report a review that violates the Tripadvisor guidelines, you can locate the review and click the flag ‘Problem with this review?’ option. For attractions and accommodation listings, you will find the dropdown option ‘Report this’. Visit the help center here to explore a range of related topics that will help you resolve the issue at hand.
Want to interact with fellow travelers? Head to the Travel Forum section on the website. Whether you are looking for information about a trip or need a second opinion from folks who have already been there, this is a fun way to connect and make friends.