This month marks TripAdvisor’s 15-year anniversary of helping travelers plan and book amazing trips. We began as a tiny company above a pizzeria, and with your help over the years we have grown to become the world’s largest travel site with more than 2.5 billion unique users in 2014 and featuring more than 200 million traveler reviews and opinions.
Before TripAdvisor, most people were using travel agents and guide books to plan their trips. TripAdvisor helped change that by giving consumers a platform to read and share millions of candid traveler reviews and opinions, to offer better travel information and transparency, resulting in better trips.
Since then, travel has changed dramatically—and so have we! TripAdvisor has evolved from a comprehensive travel planning site to a site that now allows travelers to plan, compare and book accommodations, restaurants and attractions. While we’re excited about the future, let’s take a moment to reflect on how far we’ve come.
Below are some fun and interesting TripAdvisor facts and milestones from the past 15 years.
Thank you all for your contributions and for making TripAdvisor what it is today!