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TripAdvisor Names 2013 Travelers' Choice Awards for Hotels for Families

231 Accommodations Honored Worldwide Based on Reviews and Opinions from Millions Who Traveled with Family

NEWTON, Mass., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its 2013 Travelers' Choice Awards for Hotels for Families.  This year's awards recognize a total of 231 family-friendly properties, and top accommodations were identified in 26 regions and countries across the globe, including dedicated lists for Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Caribbean, China, Europe, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, South America, South Pacific, and the U.S. 

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Award winners were determined based on the hotels most highly rated by those who traveled with family. Unlike any other hotel honors, TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice winners are based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions collected in a single year from travelers around the world. 

"For those planning family trips this year, these lists highlight hotels around the world that family travelers love most," said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. "Wherever you're thinking of traveling, the lists provide inspiration for places to stay in popular family spots as well as lesser-known but similarly appealing family-friendly destinations." 

Top 10 U.S. Hotels for Families:

1.      Floridays Resort, Orlando, Florida
2.      Woodloch Pines Resort, Hawley, Pennsylvania

3.      WorldQuest Orlando Resort, Orlando, Florida

4.      West Inn and Suites Carlsbad, Carlsbad, California

5.      Red Jacket Mountain View Resort, North Conway, New Hampshire

6.      Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort, Orlando, Florida

7.      Disney's Beach Club Resort, Orlando, Florida

8.      Village at Indian Point, Branson, Missouri

9.      Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa, Orlando, Florida

10.    Marriott's Harbour Lake, Orlando, Florida


Top 10 World Hotels for Families:


1.      Cavallino Bianco Family Spa Grand Hotel, Ortisei, Italy

2.      Club Med Ixtapa Pacific, Ixtapa, Mexico

3.      Family Hotel La Grotta, Vigo di Fassa, Italy

4.      Hotel Baltic, Giulianova, Italy

5.      Floridays Resort Orlando, Orlando, Florida

6.      Woodloch Pines Resort, Hawley, Pennsylvania

7.      WorldQuest Orlando Resort, Orlando, Florida

8.      West Inn and Suites Carlsbad, Carlsbad, California

9.      Red Jacket Mountain View Resort, North Conway, New Hampshire

10.    Beaches Negril Resort & Spa, Negril, Jamaica

For the complete list of winners from the 2013 Travelers' Choice Awards for Hotels for Families, more reviews and candid traveler photos, go to www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Family.

To see the best hotels for luxury, service and more, as honored in TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards for Hotels from January, go to http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Hotels.

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, 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.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 19 other travel media brands, and together the sites attract more than 75 million unique monthly visitors.** TripAdvisor, Inc.'s travel media brands include www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.everytrail.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.onetime.comwww.seatguru.com, www.sniqueaway.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.travel-library.com, www.travelpod.com, www.virtualtourist.com, www.whereivebeen.com, and www.kuxun.cn.

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, Worldwide, January 2013

**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor, Inc. and its subsidiaries, Worldwide, January 2013

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