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Top Brands for Travel Identified by TripAdvisor Community

NEWTON, Mass., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/-- TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its third annual Travelers' Choice  awards for Travel Favorites –highlighting the top brands that travelers around the world prefer for their trips. 

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In the U.S., winners from car rentals and coffee to travel magazines and tablet computers were named in 46 categories. Travelers' Choice Favorites are also being announced in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain and the U.K.

"We are pleased to announce the brands that travelers voted their Travelers' Choice Favorites," said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. "Travelers packing their suitcases can't go wrong with these travel picks from our savvy community."

2014 U.S. Travelers' Choice Awards for Travel Favorites

Airline:

Southwest

Hairdryer:

Conair

Allergy medicine:

BENADRYL®

Hair gel:

L'Oreal

Backpack:

The North Face

Hairspray:

Paul Mitchell

Body lotion:

Nivea

Hand sanitizer:

PURELL®

Bottled water:

Evian

Insect repellent:

OFF!®

Camera:

Canon

Lip balm:

Burt's Bees

Car rental agency:

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Mouthwash:

LISTERINE®

Carry-on luggage:

Samsonite

Noise-canceling headphones:

Bose

Coffee:

Starbucks

Pain reliever:

Advil

Conditioner:

Pantene

Razor:

Gillette

Cooler:

Coleman

Scuba gear:

U.S. Divers

Deodorant:

Dove

Shampoo:

Pantene

Digestion aid:

TUMS®

Ski equipment:

Salomon

Energy drink:

Gatorade

Snack/energy bar:

SNICKERS® Bar

Eye drops:

Visine

Snowboard equipment:

Burton

Fast food:

Subway

Soap:

Dove

Fishing gear:

Shimano

Soda:

Coca-Cola

Flip-flops:

Havaianas

Sunglasses:

Ray-Ban

Flu/cold medicine:

NyQuil

Sunscreen:

NEUTROGENA®

Golf equipment:

Nike

Swimwear:

Speedo

GPS device:

Garmin

Tablet computer:

Apple iPad

Guidebook:

Lonely Planet

Toothpaste:

Colgate

Gum/mints:

Orbit® gum

Travel magazine:

National Geographic Traveler

For the complete list of 2014 winners of the Travelers' Choice Awards for Travel Favorites, go to http://blog.tripadvisor.com/blog/2014/05/06/travelers-choice-favorites-us.

Award methodology:
Surveys were conducted in each country using a total panel of more than 5,500 TripAdvisor travelers to select a shortlist of brands/products in each category. A total of 95,056 travelers (including 30,146 U.S. respondents) then selected their favorites from the shortlists.

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 with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching more than 260 million unique monthly visitors** in 2013, and more than 150 million reviews and opinions covering more than 3.7 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 39 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 22 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.niumba.com,  www.onetime.com, www.oyster.com, www.seatguru.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.comwww.travelpod.com, www.tripbod.com, www.vacationhomerentals.com, www.virtualtourist.com, and www.kuxun.cn

 *Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, December 2013

 **Source: Google Analytics, worldwide data, July 2013

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