Visa wins 2018 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Favourites for “Best Credit Card” for Hong Kong travellers
Visa, the global leader in payments, today announced it has been recognised as the winner in the 2018 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Favourites in the “Best Credit Card” category. The annual list highlights the top products and services that help travellers have a perfect trip. In Hong Kong, local travellers voted for popular brands across 13 categories including online travel agents, pharmacies, supermarkets, convenience stores, restaurants, and credit cards.
Caroline Ada, Visa Country Manager, Hong Kong and Macau: “We are excited to win the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Favourites award for Best Credit Card. For millions of travellers worldwide using Visa cards abroad means a safe, secure, seamless and convenient experience, without the worry of carrying cash. As more people travel internationally in 2018, we look forward to helping them make the most of their trips.”
Aaron Hung, Senior Director, APAC Partnerships, TripAdvisor, said: “TripAdvisor has identified the Travellers’ Travel Favourites in Hong Kong as recommended by our insightful global community. These award-winning products and services, voted on by our community, are the ‘must have items’ to consider for overseas travellers in Hong Kong that really help in enhancing the authentic Hong Kong experience.”
According to Visa’s Global Travel Intentions (GTI) Study1, people in Hong Kong are planning to take more leisure trips in the future, from an average of 3.2 trips in the past two years to 3.5 trips in the next two years. In 2017 Hong Kong travellers spent an average of US$2,495 per trip and intend to spend US$3,007 per trip in the coming two years – a 21 percent increase.
The full list of the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Favourites 2018 for other categories visit: http://tg.tripadvisor.jp/news/advice/travellers-favourites-hk/
Online surveys Online surveys were conducted in each country and asked close to 500 local travellers to select their favourite brands when they travel from a variety of brands/products in each category.
1 The Global Travel Intentions Study analyzes travel behavior and tourism spending patterns of global travelers. A comprehensive study monitoring and analyzing international travel trends and consumer travel behavior, the Study is part of Visa’s continued commitment to helping industry players in their pursuit of growth in the global travel and tourism industry. Visa’s GTI Study was conducted in conjunction with research and business intelligence firm ORC International and collected data over the course of 15,500 interviews in 27 markets. Visa has been conducting this biannual study since 2008. Where possible, trends are shown.
TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site*, enables travellers to unleash the full potential of every trip. With over 600 million reviews and opinions covering the world's largest selection of travel listings worldwide – covering approximately 7.5 million accommodations, airlines, attractions, and restaurants -- TripAdvisor provides travellers with the wisdom of the crowds to help them decide where to stay, how to fly, what to do and where to eat. TripAdvisor also compares prices from more than 200 hotel booking sites so travellers can find the lowest price on the hotel that's right for them. TripAdvisor-branded sites are available in 49 markets, and are home to the world's largest travel community of 455 million average monthly unique visitors**, all looking to get the most out of every trip. TripAdvisor: Know better. Book better. Go better.
The subsidiaries and affiliates of TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRIP) own and operate a portfolio of websites under 20 other travel media brands:
www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.citymaps.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.thefork.com (including www.lafourchette.com, www.eltenedor.com, www.iens.nl and www.dimmi.com.au), www.gateguru.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.housetrip.com, www.jetsetter.com, www.niumba.com, www.onetime.com, www.oyster.com, www.seatguru.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.vacationhomerentals.com and www.viator.com.
* Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, October 2017
** Source: TripAdvisor log files, average monthly unique visitors, Q3 2017
Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network—enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and a driving force behind the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce. For more information, visit usa.visa.com/aboutvisa, visacorporate.tumblr.com and @VisaNews.