Tripadvisor, Inc. is an American online traveling company that operates a site and mobile app with user-generated web content as well as a comparison shopping site. It likewise supplies on-line resort bookings and also reservations for transportation, lodging, travel experiences, and restaurants. Its head offices are in Needham, Massachusetts.
Tripadvisor was founded by Stephen Kaufer, Langley Steinert, Nick Shanny, as well as Thomas Palka in February 2000.
Kaufer has actually mentioned the original idea was not a user-produced social media testimonial website:
" We began as a website where we were focused much more on those official words from manuals or papers or publications. We also had a button in the extremely starting that said, 'Visitors include your own review', and young boy, did that simply take off."
Seed money was acquired from Flagship Ventures, the Bollard Team, as well as exclusive capitalists. In April 2009, Tripadvisor launched in China.
In February 2020, the firm altered its name from TripAdvisor to Tripadvisor, utilizing a lowercase "a".