NEWTON, Mass., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site*, today announced the launch of 10 new free Mobile City Guides for iPhone and Android for Brazilian host cities: Salvador, Belo Horizonte, Fortaleza, Brasilia, Curitiba, Porto Alegre, Recife, Cuiaba, Natal and Manaus. These 10 new apps add to the ones already available for Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, ensuring travelers to all 12 host cities in Brazil can benefit from TripAdvisor City Guides.
TripAdvisor City Guides offer convenient, offline-accessible smartphone access to a wealth of detailed destination information, including traveler reviews on hotels, restaurants and attractions.
The Mobile City Guides apps are automatically synced with the freshest TripAdvisor content available, so users can access the latest traveler reviews and opinions on the go. Additionally, the Mobile City Guides offer insider tips that can be viewed on the app without a data connection. Access to offline information is particularly useful for travelers abroad, who can download the apps before they go, sparing them from expensive roaming charges.
"Travelers need easily accessible travel information to guide them around the cities they visit and the TripAdvisor City Guides allow users to access TripAdvisor content on the go, upload photos and reviews, and gain insider tips of each city – all while offline, free of expensive roaming charges," said Nathan Clapton, vice president of Mobile Partnerships at TripAdvisor. "We are excited to bring 10 new Brazilian cities into our app portfolio, completing availability for all 12 host cities to ultimately help all soccer fans make the most of their trip to Brazil."
TripAdvisor Mobile City Guides apps are currently available for a total of 92 destinations (including these 10 new cities). The Mobile City Guides are available worldwide in English for free in the Google Play store for Android devices and shortly in the Apple App store, as is the free TripAdvisor app. To date, more than 100 million people have downloaded the various TripAdvisor apps across all platforms.
More information about the TripAdvisor mobile offerings can be found at www.tripadvisor.com/apps.
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 nearly 260 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 150 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 41 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 23 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.lafourchette.com, www.niumba.com, www.onetime.com, www.oyster.com, www.seatguru.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.travelpod.com, www.tripbod.com, www.vacationhomerentals.com, www.virtualtourist.com, and www.kuxun.cn.
*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, Q1 2014
**Source: Google Analytics, average monthly unique users, Q1 2014; does not include traffic to daodao.com