TRIPADVISOR NAMES 10 OF THE QUIRKIEST U.S. ACCOMMODATIONS

Floating B&B, Giant Dog, and Desert Cave Among America’s Most Unique Properties

TripAdvisor® announced 10 quirky accommodations in the U.S., as chosen by TripAdvisor editors. Travelers seeking a unique lodging experience can hunker down in one of these far-out accommodations, which include a larger-than-life beagle, a historic ferry and a subterranean B&B.

For travelers who want a truly unique experience on vacation and stories to tell for a lifetime, these funky properties will surely fit the bill,” said Brooke Ferencsik, director of communications at TripAdvisor.

Kokopelli Cave Bed and Breakfast, Farmington, New Mexico

Located 70 feet below the ground near the Four Corners region of the U.S., this one guestroom bed and breakfast offers more than the average digs. Travelers are invited to experience the 1,650 square foot dwelling that boasts Southwestern style furniture and décor, a full kitchen, washer/dryer, and even a relaxing flagstone hot tub. “This was a once in a lifetime experience! The cave is comfortable and has many homey touches,” commented a TripAdvisor traveler.

El Cosmico in Marfa, Texas. (A TripAdvisor traveler photo)

El Cosmico in Marfa, Texas. (A TripAdvisor traveler photo)

 El Cosmico, Marfa, Texas

Located in the southwest region of the Lone Star state, this 18-acre property gives travelers the option to stay in a trailer, tent or teepee. Restored trailers are complete with marine-varnished birch interiors, an eclectic collection of furniture and comfortable amenities including fans, heaters, refrigerators, and cooking supplies. A TripAdvisor traveler noted, “Two nights were not nearly enough – El Cosmico is such a charming funky place, comfortable and staffed with friendly people who want to help you have a great stay.” Continue reading

TRIPADVISOR REVEALS FLYER PREFERENCES ANDANNOYANCES IN ANNUAL AIR TRAVEL SURVEY

TRAVELERS PRIORITIZE VALUE OVER COMFORT; U.S. AIR TRAVEL SET TO INCREASE IN 2013 

TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the results of its annual air travel survey of more than 2,000 respondents. Air travel plans are on the rise for Americans as 91 percent intend to take a domestic flight at least once in 2013, up from 86 percent who said they flew domestically last year. Additionally, international travel is taking off, with 67 percent planning such flights, compared to 56 percent that did so in 2012.

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, with more than 60 million unique monthly visitors*, and over 75 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30 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.

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No Frills, No Fees
When travelers were asked to share their biggest complaints about air travel, lack of seat comfort and airline fees top the list.

The top five biggest complaints about air travel:

  • Uncomfortable seats / limited legroom
  • Costly airline fees and ticket prices
  • Unpredictable flight delays
  • Long security lines
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TRIPADVISOR ANNOUNCES 2013 TRAVELERS’ CHOICE BEACHES AWARDS

Top Beach Spots in the U.S. and World Named According to Millions of Travelers

Ka’anapali Beach in Lahaina, Hawaii is the top beach in the U.S. (www.pr

Ka’anapali Beach in Lahaina, Hawaii is the top beach in the U.S. (www.pr

TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its 2013 TRAVELERS’ CHOICE BEACHES AWARDS. The TRAVELERS’ CHOICE BEACHES AWARDS are based on the quality and quantity of traveler reviews and ratings for beaches on TripAdvisor gathered over a 12-month period since the 2012 awards.

Siesta Key Public Beach in Sarasota, Florida among the top 10 beaches in the U.S.

Siesta Key Public Beach in Sarasota, Florida among the top 10 beaches in the U.S.

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