Wednesday, May 7, 2014
TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, announced the winners of its third annual Travelers’ Choice awards for Travel Favorites –highlighting the top brands that travelers around the world prefer for their trips. PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer was selected by TripAdvisor travelers as the best hand sanitizer for the second consecutive year by U.S. and Canadian travelers.
“We are pleased to announce the brands that travelers voted their Travelers Choice Favorites,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “Travelers packing their suitcases can’t go wrong with these travel picks from our savvy community.”
“It is a great honor that TripAdvisor travelers selected PURELL Advanced as their favorite hand sanitizer for the second consecutive year,” said Kathleen Leigh, marketing director, PURELL Consumer. “We all have those everyday PURELL moments, when soap and water are unavailable and we need to clean our hands, from the menu we touched, the subway railing or from our own coughs and sneezes. That is why people love PURELL hand sanitizer gel and the newly launched PURELL wipes, because they kill the germs that make us sick and are perfect essentials on the go.”
For the complete list of 2014 winners of the Travelers’ Choice Awards for Travel Favorites, go to http://blog.tripadvisor.com/blog/2014/05/06/travelers-choice-favorites-us
Surveys were conducted in each country using a total panel of more than 5,500 TripAdvisor travelers to select a shortlist of brands/products in each category. A total of 95,056 travelers (including 30,146 U.S. respondents) then selected their favorites from the shortlists.
TripAdvisor® 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, reaching more than 260 million unique monthly visitors** in 2013, and more than 150 million reviews and opinions covering more than 3.7 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 38 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com. 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 20 other travel media brands: www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.everytrail.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.gateguru.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.jetsetter.com, www.niumba.com, www.onetime.com, www.oyster.com, www.seatguru.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.travelpod.com, www.virtualtourist.com, and www.kuxun.cn.
*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, December 2013
**Source: Google Analytics, worldwide data, July 2013