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Tripadvisor Inspires Travelers for Their Next Hotel Stay With the World's Best for 2021

Tripadvisor Inspires Travelers for Their Next Hotel Stay With the World's Best for 2021, Tripadvisor

With a year's worth of pent-up travel demand on the brink of bursting as summer approaches, Tripadvisor®, the world's largest travel guidance platform, today announced its annual Travelers' Choice® Best of the Best Awards for Hotels, giving people the inspiration they need to finally turn their daydreams into real trips. Nearly half (45%) of Americans in a recent Tripadvisor survey are planning to travel internationally this year, and 64% are planning to stay in a hotel this year*.

Every year, Tripadvisor combs through the millions of reviews from its global community of travelers to surface the hotels that people raved about most, and this year is no different. Even during the pandemic, travelers continued to discover, book, and give feedback on places to stay, both near and far. Despite significant disruption to the hospitality industry in 2020, hotels around the world found new ways to dazzle guests and deliver top-of-the-line service.

To see all Travelers' Choice Best of the Best Hotel winners for 2021, across all categories, visit:

"As the world gears up for a busier summer travel season, Tripadvisor's highly coveted Best of the Best Awards are here to help people discover spectacular places to stay as they start planning their long-awaited next trip," said Lindsay Nelson, chief experience and brand officer at Tripadvisor. "From tropical bungalows in the Caribbean to scenic safari lodges in Africa, this year's winners span six continents and 83 countries — plenty of options to cover any type of trip travelers are craving."

New year, new categories In addition to the much-loved categories of hotels and B&Bs that Tripadvisor typically awards, an exciting change for 2021 includes the introduction of four brand-new categories, taking the total to 10. New this year are the Hottest New Hotels (properties that opened in July 2019 or later), Top Rooftop Hotels, Safari Stays and Picture-Perfect Hotels (properties with gorgeous photos on Tripadvisor).

The No. 1 hotel in the United States for 2021 is Mint House at 70 Pine in New York City. Located inside one of Lower Manhattan's art deco masterpieces, the hotel offers apartment-style living with suites that it boasts are "three times the space of traditional New York hotel rooms." As its visitors say, "Whether you are local or a tourist, you will love staying here." Globally, the No. 1 hotel in the world for 2021 is Hotel Colline de France in Gramado, Brazil, known for its personalized service inspired by French elegance.

Top 10 Hotels in the U.S. for 2021:

Mint House at 70 Pine - New York City, N.Y. Travelers rave: "Relaxed, chic hotel with AMAZING customer service."

Trump International Hotel Washington D.C. - Washington, D.C. Travelers rave: "If you want to be pampered...then this is the place for you! I can't imagine a more beautiful hotel room."

The Nantucket Hotel & Resort - Nantucket, Mass. Travelers rave: "The entire team, from GM to front desk and staff in the restaurant, made our stay personal and special."

French Quarter Inn - Charleston, S.C. Travelers rave: "I'd say it felt like a home away from home. But it's nicer than that!"

Acqualina Resort & Residences on the Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, Fla. Travelers rave: "I wouldn't be able to write enough great things about this resort. From valet to check in and of course, pool and beach, the staff was phenomenal."

Perry Lane Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel - Savannah, Ga. Travelers rave: "Beautiful, comfortable hotel with incredible amenities."

The Ivey's Hotel - Charlotte, N.C. Travelers rave: "Our room was spectacular! They thought of everything! It was comfy, yet hip and luxurious."

Mandarin Oriental, Boston - Boston, Mass. Travelers rave: "From arrival to departure, everything was taken care of for us."

The Lancaster Hotel - Houston, Texas Travelers rave: "Run, don't walk, to this perfect, luxurious boutique hotel in Houston!"

The Rittenhouse Hotel - Philadelphia, Pa. Travelers rave: "The hotel is completely spotless, and offers amazing views of the park below."

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The report, entitled The Future of Travel, found that while confidence to travel appears to be returning among all age groups, it is the high income Millennial demographic that are most likely to spend big on travel this year, with a majority already booking luxury trips - thanks to a strong desire for self-care and relaxation. Key findings from the report include: A return to confidence Of those U.S. respondents who did not take a trip at all in 2020, nearly two thirds (61%) said they are comfortable doing so in 2021. Respondents earning $100,000 or more are leading the way in likelihood to travel in 2021 - with over a third (34%) having already booked a trip for 2021, compared to less than one in five (19%) of the remaining population. Those who traveled in 2020 are more likely to have booked a 2021 trip already - of those respondents that traveled last year, forty-one percent (41%) have already booked 2021 travel compared to just thirteen percent (13%) of those who did not travel at all in 2020. U.S. travelers are getting more adventurous in their plans - especially in the higher income brackets Over half (54%) of all U.S. respondents earning more than $50,000 are considering domestic air travel for their next trip, while a quarter (25%) of those earning $100,000 or more are considering flying abroad for their next trip. Millennials earning above $50,000 are the most eager to fly. Three out of five (58%) of those surveyed are considering domestic air (compared to 41% among other age groups) and one in four (25%) are considering international air travel (that's 1.8 times higher than the average among respondents in other demographic groups). 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One in four (25%) say city destinations are the preferred option for their next trip, second only to beaches and ahead of other types of nature travel The choice of urban instead of nature destinations is particularly pronounced among younger, less affluent travelers. Gen Z respondents earning less than $100,000 are twice as likely to visit a city (30%) than they are to visit a nature destination (beaches excluded) City dwellers are particularly keen to visit other urban centers: across all income ranges, metropolitans from both coasts are interested in other U.S. cities for their next trip. Thirty-four percent (34%) of Californians and New Yorkers say a city is where they are headed next A desire for relaxation and luxury is driving demand - and higher spending Across all demographics, the desire to use travel as a means to relax is clear, with nearly half (45%) of all respondents saying relaxation is what they are seeking on their next trip Certain groups are also willing to spend more on travel this year to upscale their trips. Thirty-two percent (32%) of high-earning Millennials are planning to increase their travel spending in 2021 - almost double the average respondent. Luxury vacations are the order of the day - more than a third (37%) of high-income Millennials are planning to spend more than $5,000 on an upcoming luxury trip. While most groups identified cost as a leading factor when booking their next trip (close to 60% of respondents), only 40% of high-income Millennials listed this as a concern. "Throughout this pandemic our research and insights have always shown us consumers' resilience and wanderlust to travel. In this latest joint report, it's fantastic to see U.S. traveler confidence returning, especially to destinations further afield," said Christine Maguire, general manager, global media business, Tripadvisor. "What is also encouraging for brands and destinations is that, among those planning to spend more than $5,000 on their next trip, as many as 62% have not yet made a booking -- and they are eager to spend more on travel than ever before. For brands, the opportunity is there to attract the purchasing power of this audience now." "The research highlights a positive outlook and several trends that look set to shape the U.S. travel market recovery. Cities are making a comeback as a top destination, and there is a clear desire among more affluent travelers for luxury experiences," said Liselotte de Maar, managing director, travel industry at Accenture. "The focus needs to be on targeting the early "inspiration" of the customer journey with new travel offerings that establish a personalized connection. Travelers choose the brands they trust, so it has never been more important to live up to the brand promise, while having the flexibility and responsiveness to developments in order to meet travelers' evolving needs." For additional information on the impact COVID-19 has had on the tourism industry, visit Tripadvisor's webinar series found at:

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