PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site*, today announced that it has secured more office space in Palo Alto due to the company's tremendous growth and its commitment to its mobile team, which is based in the city. TripAdvisor is recruiting for mobile engineering roles in 2015, and the new office provides space for the team's continued growth.
The new office building is located at 555 Hamilton Avenue in downtown Palo Alto. Prior to the move, the office was at 437 Lytton Ave in Palo Alto. In the last year, the mobile team grew more than 40 percent.
The Palo Alto engineers will continue to work closely with TripAdvisor's world-class team of engineers at its Newton, Mass. headquarters to develop new products and features for TripAdvisor's mobile apps and mobile website.
"Mobile innovation is a huge priority for TripAdvisor, as nearly half of our traffic now comes through mobile devices," said Andy Gelfond, senior vice president of engineering at TripAdvisor. "We're looking to hire the best and brightest to continue to develop innovative new products for our community of millions of travelers. We're excited about the move to the new Palo Alto office because it creates a more collaborative environment and gives us more space to grow."
Joost Schreve, vice president of mobile at TripAdvisor, is based out of the Palo Alto office and will continue to lead the mobile team. Schreve has led TripAdvisor mobile since 2013 and oversaw the launch of several successful initiatives, including TripAdvisor's native apps.
Brad Altick of Cassidy Turley's Palo Alto Office and Anne Columbia of Columbia Group Realty (global real estate advisor to TripAdvisor Media Group) represented TripAdvisor in the real estate deal. Christian Prelle of Newmark Cornish & Carey in Palo Alto represented the Landlord, Michael Halow of Premia Properties LLC.
TripAdvisor Media Group currently has more than 150 open roles in the U.S. and more than 225 worldwide. For information on job opportunities at TripAdvisor and to apply for a role, please visit: http://www.tripadvisor.com/careers/.
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and book 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 that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 315 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 200 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4.4 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 45 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 24 other travel media brands: www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.everytrail.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.gateguru.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.jetsetter.com, www.lafourchette.com, www.niumba.com, www.onetime.com, www.oyster.com, www.seatguru.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.travelpod.com, www.tripbod.com, www.vacationhomerentals.com, www.viator.com, www.virtualtourist.com, and www.kuxun.cn.
*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, August 2014
**Source: Google Analytics, average monthly unique users, Q3 2014; does not include traffic to daodao.com
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