LONDON, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor(R) (http://www.tripadvisor.ie/), the world's largest travel website*, today launches its award-winning flight search engine in Ireland providing Irish travellers with outstanding flight deals and invaluable airline intelligence.
The flight meta-search engine, now available on tripadvisor.ie, offers several innovative features including a first-of-its-kind Fees Estimator, airline ratings from real fliers and Air Watch airfare alert e-mails.
"Over the past two years, TripAdvisor Flights has helped tens of millions of travellers in the U.S. and UK uncover the most flight choices and lowest airfares," said Bryan Saltzburg, general manager of TripAdvisor Flights. "We're excited to bring our award-winning flight search to even more travellers with our launch in Ireland. Now Irish travellers will have a comprehensive set of tools as they research flight options, from our innovative Fees Estimator to airline ratings from their fellow fliers."
Travellers can find flights from hundreds of carriers including Aer Lingus, British Airways, bmi, easyjet and Virgin Atlantic to name a few, in addition to flights listed by Ireland's best travel companies including Expedia, lastminute, edreams, Bravofly and Wegolo.
Additionally, TripAdvisor Flights offers Irish travellers a number of helpful features to make flight search easy, including:
- The Fees Estimator, which helps travellers better understand the true cost of their flight with airline and credit card fees included, all in a single display
- Thousands of airline ratings from real fliers, so travellers can compare airlines across eight flight experience categories
- Air Watch fare alerts that allow travellers to track routes and receive e-mails when airfares drop
- Availability of flight search through the TripAdvisor app and mobile website.
- Colour-coded seat maps from SeatGuru that allow travellers to distinguish the best seats from the worst
TripAdvisor Flights is available starting today on tripadvisor.ie/flights and through the TripAdvisor mobile apps for the iPhone, Android, Palm and Windows Phone 7 smartphones, and the iPad.
TripAdvisor(R) 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 (including Flights search, TripAdvisor Mobile and TripAdvisor Trip Friends) with seamless links to booking tools.
TripAdvisor(R) Media Group, operated by TripAdvisor LLC, attracts more than 50 million unique monthly visitors* across 18 popular travel brands**. TripAdvisor-branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 40 million unique monthly visitors***, 20 million members, and over 45 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 29 countries worldwide****, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also operates TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to TripAdvisor's millions of monthly visitors. The division includes Business Listings, which allows hoteliers to connect directly to millions of researching travelers, and Vacation Rentals, which helps property managers and individual home owners list their properties and showcase hotel alternatives.
TripAdvisor Media Group websites have been recognized as top travel resources in 2010 by Conde Nast Traveller, Good Housekeeping, TIME magazine and Travel + Leisure.
TripAdvisor Media Group generated $486 million in revenue in 2010. TripAdvisor and the sites comprising the TripAdvisor Media Group are operating companies of Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE).
TripAdvisor and the TripAdvisor logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of TripAdvisor LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other logos or product and company names mentioned herein may be the property of their respective owners.
(c)2011 TripAdvisor LLC. All rights reserved.
*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Media Group Sites, Worldwide, August 2010
** In addition to TripAdvisor, The TripAdvisor Media Group of websites includes: http://www.airfarewatchdog.com, http://www.bookingbuddy.com, http://www.cruisecritic.com, http://www.everytrail.com, http://www.familyvacationcritic.com, http://www.flipkey.com, http://www.holidaylettings.co.uk, http://www.holidaywatchdog.com, http://www.independenttraveler.com, http://www.onetime.com, http://www.seatguru.com, http://www.sniqueaway.com, http://www.smartertravel.com, http://www.travel-library.com, http://www.travelpod.com, http://www.virtualtourist.com and http://www.kuxun.cn.
***Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, Worldwide, August 2010
**** TripAdvisor sites operate in 29 countries worldwide: http://www.tripadvisor.com, http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk, http://www.tripadvisor.ca, http://www.tripadvisor.it, http://www.tripadvisor.es, http://www.tripadvisor.de, http://www.tripadvisor.fr, http://www.tripadvisor.jp, http://www.daodao.com, http://www.tripadvisor.in, http://www.tripadvisor.se, http://www.tripadvisor.nl, http://www.tripadvisor.com.br, http://www.tripadvisor.com.tr, http://www.tripadvisor.dk, http://www.tripadvisor.com.mx, http://www.tripadvisor.ie, http://www.tripadvisor.com.au, http://www.tripadvisor.com.sg, http://www.tripadvisor.co.kr, http://no.tripadvisor.com, http://pl.tripadvisor.com, http://th.tripadvisor.com, http://www.tripadvisor.ru, http://www.tripadvisor.com.gr, http://www.tripadvisor.co.id, http://www.tripadvisor.com.ar, http://www.tripadvisor.tw and http://www.tripadvisor.com.my.