Resort Wins 2012 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Hotel Awards

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP), the world’s largest travel website, today reveals that the Sonesta Beach Resort in Sharm El Sheikh was chosen as a winner in the Top 25 Relaxation Hotels in Egypt by TripAdvisor in its 2012 Travelers’ Choice® awards.

Now in its tenth year, the annual TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards honor the world’s best hotels, earning their distinction from those who know them best – real travelers. Unlike any other hotel honors, TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice winners are based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travelers around the world.

“With the help of millions of travelers around the globe, TripAdvisor is thrilled to recognize the world’s most outstanding hotels for the tenth year of the Travelers’ Choice Awards,” said Christine Petersen, president, TripAdvisor for Business. “From the best bargain hotels to best luxury hotels, remarkable service, value and quality are the hallmarks of our Travelers’ Choice winners.”

As TripAdvisor has continued its growth globally, featuring sites in 30 countries and in 21 languages, the Travelers’ Choice Hotels awards now highlight a broader range of spectacular properties across the globe.

For reviews on the Sonesta Beach Resort Sharm El Sheikh, go to: TripAdvisor

For the complete 2012 Travelers’ Choice list, go to

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 50 million unique monthly visitors*, and over 60 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide, including China under TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to TripAdvisor's millions of monthly visitors.

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, Worldwide, August, 2011
**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Inc. and its subsidiaries, Worldwide, August 2011
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The Sonesta Beach Resort is a 520 room, 5-star property located on famed Naama Bay, overlooking the Red Sea, South Sinai's desert and mountains. The resort is a 10-minute drive from Sharm El Sheikh International Airport and a 50-minute flight from Cairo. The resort is designed with distinctive dome ceilings and Arabic archways to reflect the characteristics of a traditional Arabic village. Guest room amenities include private balcony or patio, television with digital satellite programming, mini-bar, individual climate control, in-room safe, hair dryer, direct-dial telephone and wireless Internet access. Resort amenities include gourmet Italian, Egyptian and Oriental restaurants, pool and beach bars, and several casual cafes, 7 swimming pools, beachfront and poolside massage, dive center, tennis and recreation center, healthclub and water sports are all available on property.

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