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NEWTON, Mass., June 28, 2011-- TripAdvisor ®, the world's largest travel site*, today announced the results of its annual beach and pool etiquette survey of more than 1,100 U.S. travelers, revealing that when many Americans lose their layers waterside, unfortunately their manners are also stripped bare. Seventy-four percent of respondents think that people often violate some form of beach or pool etiquette, while one in four (26 percent) have asked a stranger to stop behaving rudely at the beach or pool. Silence is golden to travelers, as blasting loud music was noted as the most annoying violation of beach and pool etiquette.
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Bad Beachside Behavior: Most Annoying Beach Etiquette Violations
Poor Poolside Protocol: Most Annoying Pool Etiquette Violations
Trying Travelers: Chair Hogs, Shower-Skippers and Boozy Bathers
Restricted Access: "Keep Out" for Kids and Canines
Plea for Personal Space: A Third Say Beachgoers are Too Close for Comfort
A Burning Need: Strangers and Suntan Lotion
Beach Fashion Faux-Pas
"Regardless of how beautiful the sand and blue the skies, even the most jaw-dropping beach and pool settings can be ruined by inconsiderate behavior," said Karen Drake, senior director of communications for TripAdvisor. "With vacation time precious to us all, a little thoughtfulness can go a long way in maintaining waterside harmony."
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 (including Flights search, TripAdvisor Mobile and Instant Personalization) with seamless links to booking tools.
TripAdvisor® Media Group, operated by TripAdvisor LLC, attracts more than 50 million unique monthly visitors* across 18 popular travel brands**. TripAdvisor-branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 40 million unique monthly visitors***, 20 million members, and over 45 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 29 countries worldwide****, including China under daodao.com TripAdvisor also operates TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to TripAdvisor's millions of monthly visitors. The division includes Business Listings, which allows hoteliers to connect directly to millions of researching travelers, and Vacation Rentals, which helps property managers and individual home owners list their properties and showcase hotel alternatives.
TripAdvisor Media Group websites have been recognized as top travel resources in 2010 by Condé Nast Traveller, Good Housekeeping, TIME magazine and Travel + Leisure.
TripAdvisor Media Group generated $486 million in revenue in 2010. TripAdvisor and the sites comprising the TripAdvisor Media Group are operating companies of Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE).
TripAdvisor and the TripAdvisor logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of TripAdvisor LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other logos or product and company names mentioned herein may be the property of their respective owners.
©2011 TripAdvisor LLC. All rights reserved.
*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Media Group Sites, Worldwide, May 2011
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