TripAdvisor Becomes First Meta-Search to Integrate Full Rail Networks With Flights Internationally

By Tripadvisor, PRNE
Tuesday, July 5, 2011

LONDON, July 6, 2011 -


Worlds Largest
Travel Website
now Provides Train
Travel Options Across
Europe and the

TripAdvisor®, the
world’s largest travel site*, today announces the launch of rail
itineraries into its award-winning flight meta-search engine, href="">TripAdvisor
Flights. The move makes TripAdvisor the first travel website to
integrate rail providers in-line with flight options across a
global network.  

TripAdvisor has partnered with RailEasy to provide a full
complement of UK rail fares, as well as one of the world’s largest
rail providers, Deutsche Bahn, providing travellers access to a
broad range of train choices across continental Europe.  Other
train networks available to the UK user include IDTGV and French,
Italian and Spanish train networks via Rail Europe UK.

“With the integration of rail itineraries into TripAdvisor
Flights, we now offer travellers not only a comprehensive flight
search on the Web, but also an easy way to compare train options,”
said Bryan Saltzburg, general manager of New Initiatives at
TripAdvisor. “This is especially helpful when planning a trip
through Europe, where there are more high-speed rail options now
than ever before and hundreds of millions of travellers opt for
train travel each year.”

When travellers conduct a flight search on TripAdvisor, the site
will now display rail itineraries alongside flight choices for
relevant routes.  In some cases rail is priced even cheaper
than air travel, such as London to Paris, or Frankfurt to Brussels.
Travellers can then filter the search results according to their
travel needs and conveniently click to complete the booking on the
air or rail website of their choice.

In addition, travellers can access all of TripAdvisor flights
tools, including the innovative href="">Fees Estimator,
to easily compare the true cost of their flight and train


Rail itineraries for continental Europe are available starting
today through the TripAdvisor Flights meta-search engines in the
U.S., U.K., Canada, Ireland, France, Italy, German and Spain, with
itineraries in additional countries scheduled to launch on future

Travellers can also shop rail itineraries when conducting flight
searches through the free TripAdvisor mobile apps for the iPhone,
Android, Nokia, Windows Phone 7 and Palm smartphones, the iPad, and
through the TripAdvisor mobile website.

About TripAdvisor
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 (including Flights search, TripAdvisor Mobile and
Instant Personalization) with seamless links to booking tools.

TripAdvisor® 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 30 countries
worldwide****, including China under 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

TripAdvisor Media Group websites have been recognized as top
travel resources in 2010 by Condé 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:

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.

©2011 TripAdvisor LLC. All rights reserved.

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Media Group
Sites, Worldwide, May 2011

** In addition to TripAdvisor, The TripAdvisor Media Group of
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***Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites,
Worldwide, May 2011

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