TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, announced it has expanded instant booking for hotels to 9 more countries including India, Travellers in these markets are now able to conveniently book a hotel on all of TripAdvisor’s platforms, desktop and mobile, without leaving the site.
TripAdvisor instant booking is now fully rolled out across 11 countries including Australia, Canada, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore and South Africa, following the launch of instant booking in the US and UK, with a global rollout expected in the first half of 2016.
Stephen Kaufer, President and CEO of TripAdvisor said they are excited to help even more travellers around the world conveniently plan and book the perfect trip on their site as they roll out instant booking to more global markets, and added, “The momentum we’re building is remarkable and we look forward to continuing our expansion throughout 2016 with the help of our trusted partners.”
TripAdvisor’s partnership with Priceline Group, which was announced in October 2015, as well as its subsequent integration of its Booking.com inventory have helped accelerate TripAdvisor’s instant booking expansion due to the online travel agency’s extensive global property listings, localized content and quality customer care.
TripAdvisor’s instant booking partners include Accor, Best Western International, Carlson Rezidor, Choice Hotels, Hyatt Hotels, Langham Hospitality, La Quinta Inns & Suites, Mandarin Oriental, Marriott International, Priceline Group, Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Wyndham Worldwide.