NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- American Express (NYSE: AXP) and TripAdvisor ® today launch a first-of-its kind integration that allows Card Members in the US, UK and Australia to connect their American Express ® Cards with their TripAdvisor profiles to post Card Member reviews, access exclusive Card Member hotspot lists and get special merchant offers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131008/NY94132LOGO ) TripAdvisor users will now see an "Amex Traveler" badge after a Card Member connects their eligible Card with TripAdvisor at www.tripadvisor.com/amex. Additionally, users will see a card icon and "Amex Card Member Review" next to reviews on TripAdvisor when an American Express Card Member has made a transaction with their connected Card and then written a review for that place. All American Express Card Member account information stays in a secure and protected American Express environment; Card Member data is never passed to TripAdvisor. The integration also leverages the American Express Spend Graph – an aggregate, anonymous mapping of Card Member spending and location data that shows compelling trends in dining, travel and entertainment. On TripAdvisor, participating Card Members will get exclusive access to lists of hotspots in popular travel destinations powered by American Express Spend Graph data. They will also receive relevant offers from merchants around the world. "American Express Card Members are active and passionate travelers and diners, and their experiences and reviews are well-informed and powerful," said Leslie Berland, senior vice president, Digital Partnerships & Development, American Express. "This partnership with TripAdvisor – the world's largest travel community – represents the intersection of technology, data, community and commerce to add relevant context to our Card Members' reviews." "This exciting partnership underscores our commitment to help travelers plan and have the perfect trip," said Severine Philardeau, vice president of partnerships for TripAdvisor. "By connecting their American Express Cards to TripAdvisor, Card Members get access to content and exclusive offers provided by American Express merchants."