One of the leading global travel companies TripAdvisor has expanded its instant hotel booking service to nine countries, including India. The other eight countries are Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Ireland, Philippines, New Zealand, South Africa and Singapore. At present, this service is completely available in 11 countries, including the launch of instant booking in the US and the UK. And, it’s likely to be rolled out in all over the world by the first half of this year.

Mr. Stephen Kaufer, CEO and President of TripAdvisor stated,

“We are excited to help even more travellers around the world to conveniently plan and book their trip to our site as we roll out an instant booking to more global markets. The momentum we’re building is remarkable and we look forward to continuing our expansion throughout 2016, with the help of our trusted partners”.

Out of the top ten hotels, TripAdvisor is currently working with eight hotel brands in the world and these names have joined a growing list of more than 70 hotel chains, groups and online travel agency (OTA) partners that will power bookings on the platform