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TripAdvisor is one of those internet phenomena that changed the way people live. It changed the travel and hospitality landscape in ways that were both noticeable and unnoticed. With TripAdvisor, travelling was no longer left to chance. Travellers could see pictures of their intended destination and importantly, read reviews from previous travellers.

The TripAdvisor app provides a quicker and seamless way to book your travel. From airport pick-ups to hotels and restaurants, every aspect of your trip can be planned via the app. Best of all, you don’t have to travel blind. You can read reviews from millions of travellers who have visited the places you want to visit.

Yet, TripAdvisor is not the only app that offers these features. Should you download the TripAdvisor app or go with any of the other travel apps out there? This review will help you decide if the app suits your needs.

Main Features of the TripAdvisor App

If you have ever used the TripAdvisor website, then you are probably already familiar with its core features. The app mostly provides a quick way to access the features available on the website. With the TripAdvisor app, you can:

  • Get guidance on your next trip
  • Read travel guides and reviews from experts and fellow travellers
  • Book hotels, restaurants and trips and cancel for free
  • Get discounts on travel deals and destinations
  • The Trips tool allows you to save recommended places in an organised way
  • Share your reviews with other users

How to Get and Use the App

TripAdvisor has both Android and iOS versions of the app. To get those, visit the app store and download the app. Once you’ve downloaded the app, open it and sign up or sign in. If you already have a TripAdvisor account, you can use that to sign in.

For those who are new to TripAdvisor, you can use our Google account to sign up. Alternatively, enter an email address and a password to create a new account. Once you are signed in, you can visit the city of your choice and see recommendations for different attractions and amenities.

If you are an owner, that is, you won a restaurant, hotel or tour service, you can list it on TripAdvisor.

To get the app, simply scroll down to the end of this article and click on the links provided below.

Main Benefits of the TripAdvisor App

Perhaps the chief benefit of the app is its simplicity. It simplifies the entire process of travel and is easy to use. The app’s design is streamlined to aid easy navigation. Information is easy to find and users can choose between different options on the homepage. These include hotels, vacation rentals, flights, restaurants, shopping and things to do.

In the same way, the drop-down menu lets users see different destinations and activities available. With a simple tap, users can book flights, hotels, car rentals and much more. Also, the app gives users access to millions of user reviews.

TripAdvisor has been around for more than 18 years and has a large community of travellers. It is a good place to get honest reviews before visiting a place. Best of all, the app is free to use. There is no paid version.

Are there Alternatives to the TripAdvisor App

Generally speaking, there are several alternatives to TripAdvisor. Some of these include Expedia, Kayak, Yelp and Google Maps, amongst several others. And let’s not forget

Each of these has its appeal. Expedia for instance is a great tool for travel guides and whatnot. While Yelp focuses more on businesses. and Kayak allow users to book trips including hotels and flights.

What makes TripAdvisor stand out is the sheer number of reviews. More than 500 million since it launched for business in 2000. Also, users find it handy to have everything relating to their travel in a single place. Finally, the TripAdvisor app allows multiple options for booking. All in all, it is an app we would recommend for experienced and first-time travellers.



  • Smart and intuitively designed.
  • Easy to navigate.
  • Read reviews and make bookings in one place.
  • Doctored reviews (reviews might be fake).
  • The app takes up a lot of space on your device.


You are going to be redirected to the external website to download the app.

Frequently asked questions

Do I have to download the TripAdvisor app to use the site?

You do not have to download the app. You can enjoy the features by using the website.

How much does it cost to download the TripAdvisor App?

TripAdvisor has always been free to use and this applies to the app as well.

Can I book my flight from TripAdvisor?

Yes, you can book your flight from the TripAdvisor app.


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