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TripAdvisor's Metasearch To Power Hotel Price Comparison On Bing

Stock quotes in this article: TRIP

By integrating directly into Bing Smart Search, the new TripAdvisor app will now show up as a result for relevant travel-related searches. Additionally, when you search in Windows 8.1, content, such as hotel ratings and reviews from within the TripAdvisor app, is presented within results to give people an at-a-glance view of what's available when they open the app itself. With just a single tap or click, consumers will then have instant access to the TripAdvisor app's content and features, including its Hotel Price Comparison search tool. 

Launched in June 2013, TripAdvisor's all-in-one Hotel Price Comparison search is the first to combine real-time pricing and availability with the more than 125 million original reviews and opinions of TripAdvisor travellers. The tool displays an easy-to-read layout of pricing and availability from multiple booking partners in one view.

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*Results taken from the TripBarometer study by TripAdvisor, published in March 2013. Research is based upon an online survey conducted in Dec. 2012Jan. 2013. A total of 35,042 people participated in the online survey from 26 countries spanning 7 regions. The sample is made up of 15,595 consumers and 19,447 businesses, making it the world's largest combined accommodation and traveller survey.

Additional information about the TripAdvisor Windows 8.1 app

The TripAdvisor Windows 8.1 app is now available to download in the Windows store.

The app contains a host of features to help you and plan and have the perfect trip, including:

  • Access to the site's new Hotel Price Comparison (metasearch), enabling travelers to easily compare booking options at a glance with up-to-the minute hotel prices and availability
  • A fast, easy-to-use touch experience
  • A dynamic maps functionality that populates accommodations, attractions or restaurants in real-time, giving travelers the option to browse and seamlessly toggle between a list function and a synchronized map view
  • High-resolution photos displayed in portrait and landscape mode
  • The ability to see everything surrounding a specific point of interest
  • New city pages to explore all the best things to do

TripAdvisor apps have been downloaded more than 69 million times to date, across Windows, iOS and Android platforms.

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