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New TripAdvisor App Helps Businesses Boost Marketing Potential on Facebook

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New TripAdvisor App Helps Businesses Boost Marketing Potential on Facebook
2012/11/16 11:07

Businesses Can Now Easily Share TripAdvisor Reviews, Awards and Photos on their Facebook Pages

SINGAPORE, Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — TripAdvisor( )(TM), the world’s largest travel site*, today announced a new app that gives hospitality business owners a quick and easy way to enhance their Facebook Pages with reviews, awards and other TripAdvisor content.

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The TripAdvisor App for Facebook, which is available immediately, is designed to help businesses attract more guests with traveller feedback and is an expansion of the popular TripAdvisor widgets.

Using the new app, owners can create a TripAdvisor tab for their business’s Facebook Page with the option to display their TripAdvisor ratings, recent reviews, awards, photos and ranking on the site. The tab also encourages fans to read and write more reviews about the establishment on TripAdvisor.

“The TripAdvisor App for Facebook helps businesses showcase their reviews and accolades in front of Facebook’s massive community of one billion monthly active users (Note 1),” said Christine Petersen, president, TripAdvisor for Business. “According to a recent PhoCusWright study commissioned by TripAdvisor (Note 2), 87 percent of users agree that TripAdvisor hotel reviews help them feel more confident in their booking decisions. When traveller feedback matters this much, it is important for brands to make traveller reviews and opinions as accessible to their fans as possible to encourage more bookings.”

To install the TripAdvisor app, hotel, restaurant and attraction owners may visit the TripAdvisor Widget Centre, enter their property name, follow the prompts and select the TripAdvisor App for Facebook –

The TripAdvisor App for Facebook is available in a wide range of languages, including English, Bahasa Indonesia, Japanese, Korean and Thai.

For more information, please visit TripAdvisor’s user guides located here( ).

About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor(TM) is the world’s largest travel site,* enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 60 million unique monthly visitors*, and over 75 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide, including China under TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 19 other travel media brands, and together the sites attract more than 74 million unique monthly visitors.** TripAdvisor, Inc.’s travel media brands include,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, Worldwide, July 2012

**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor, Inc. and its subsidiaries, Worldwide, July 2012

(C)2012 TripAdvisor, Inc. All rights reserved.


1. Source: Facebook, active users as of October 2012
2. According to a September 2012 PhoCusWright survey of 2,739 respondents.
Participants for the study were solicited at random through a pop-up
invitation link on

(C)2012 TripAdvisor, Inc. All rights reserved.

Facebook(R) is a registered trademark of Facebook Inc.


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November 19, 2012 at 2:09 pm

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Skills Connect Honoured to be a Finalist at Red Herring 100 Global Award

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SYDNEY/PRNewswire/ — Skills Connect Pty Ltd, a leading cloud based employment provider to corporate & government, today announced it has been selected as a Top 100 Finalist of the Red Herring 100 Global Award to be held in Los Angeles USA. The Award is prestigious recognition honouring the year’s most audacious and far reaching private technology companies and entrepreneurs from across the globe.
The Red Herring editorial team selected the Finalists for the 2012 Red Herring 100 Global Award. This group of companies is the short list for the Top 100 award. They are the most innovative and promising companies from a pool of thousands from across North America, Europe and Asia. The Finalists are evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, quality of management, IP creation, CAGR, execution of strategy, and disruption in their respective industries.
“Technology companies are becoming the bright spot in the economic outlook based on their increasing role within macro-economic environments,” stated Alex Vieux, Chairman of Red Herring. “2012 has confirmed the sector’s vibrant activity and its resilience to widespread economic problems. An unprecedented number of entrepreneurs are attempting to jump ahead of the competition and aspire to make a difference. Breakthroughs obsolete each other faster than ever before. Skills Connect has performed exceptionally in its field and strongly deserves to be singled out as one of the Red Herring Global Finalists. At this stage, we are left with the daunting task to select the best qualified companies for the 2012 Top 100 Global Award.”
After one final stage of judging – a live presentation at the Red Herring Global Forum in Los Angeles on November 27-29 – the 2012 Top 100 Global Winners will be selected. The formal announcement will occur at a special award dinner on November 29 at the event.
Skills Connect CEO Mr. Bradley Birchall commented, “Hot on the heels of winning the Top 100 Asia award in Hong Kong, the Global Award is a tremendous opportunity for us to showcase our international leadership in cloud based disruptive employment and announce our intention to raise capital for our international growth.”
“Our solution meets a very clear need for increased productivity and cost savings at a time when companies and governments are struggling to improve productivity and savings. Employment went global some time ago, unfortunately the model did not, inefficiency is propagated through disconnects between parties in the employment process. We are the missing link, delivering productivity gains whilst improving the quality of hires; this should have been done a long time ago.”
Skills Connect Background:
Skills Connect is a Sydney based Australian company who launched its disruptive cloud employment solution at the Red Herring Top 100 Asia Awards in Hong Kong in September 2012.
Bradley Birchall – CEO
Skills Connect Pty Ltd
Source: Skills Connect Pty Ltd

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November 19, 2012 at 11:05 am

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