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Tripadvisor updates mobile app with offline feature

Zafirah Salim | July 4, 2014
Travelers can now access Tripadvisor content on-the-go without the fear of roaming charges.

Tripadvisor has launched a new offline feature for its mobile app so as to prevent "bill shock" post-traveling, the travel site announced today (July 4, 2014).

This new feature allows travelers to download TripAdvisor reviews, photos and city maps before departing. After which, they can freely access this information without any data connection.

In addition, when users download the latest version of the city map, they can sync the content with the reviews and opinions available on TripAdvisor's constantly refreshed live site.

"The new offline feature for TripAdvisor's smartphone app makes it an even more valuable 'must have' tool during your trip," said Adam Medros, senior vice president of global product, TripAdvisor.

"More and more travelers are making spur-of-the-moment decisions about where to go and what to do and need a useful travel resource. Travelers can now access user reviews, photos and maps throughout their trip to help them pick last-minute hotels, restaurants and attractions to visit - all while avoiding costly roaming charges," he added.

The Tripadvisor app is available for download on both iOS and Android mobile platforms.


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