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Written by Kym Klein on September 20th, 2017.      0 comments


 

Exciting New Bistro Menu, Jet Park Hotel Auckland

Written by Kym Klein on September 11th, 2017.      0 comments

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Whether you are dining by yourself, with friends, colleagues or family, we invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy exceptional dining at Te Maroro Restaurant. Our brand new Bistro menu combines a delicious mix of comfort food and fine dining options, or try our shared plates. Our friendly wait staff will offer advice on the perfect beverage to suit.  Our Bistro menu is available from 1100 - 2300 in our Te Maroro Restaurant, Indaba Bar or for room service.  

 

"...On behalf of myself, the kitchen, and the front of house team, we wish you a very warm welcome to Te Maroro Restaurant." Executive Chef- David Schofield


 

Jet Park Hotel Auckland Announced as Finalist in Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2017!

Written by Kym Klein on August 31st, 2017.      1 comments

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  We are proud to announce that we’ve been chosen as finalists in the category of Excellence in Customer Service Delivery!

Says General Manager, Jeeva Jeeva-Nanthan; "Customer service is something that each and every one of us is involved in and is the core activity of our business. To be recognised for that by specially nominated experienced business savvy judges is definitely something to be proud of.
This is a recognition of everything all of our staff do. I sincerely thank each and every one of our staff members. They are all stars!  
I would also like to thank Westpac, Auckland Chamber of Commerce and ATEED for making this possible”.

The South Gala Dinner and Awards ceremony will be held at Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau City on 18th October.  View full list of finalists

About the Awards:

The Westpac Auckland Business Awards are delivered annually by Auckland Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED).

The high profile awards celebrate innovation and creativity in the business sector and have been a highlight of Auckland’s business calendar for over 10 years. As well as offering recognition for your organisation, the awards provide the opportunity to benchmark and gain expert advice on how you can continue to grow.

The awards bring together Auckland’s “business heart.”  The ceremonies, in conjunction with a Gala Black Tie Dinner, have been a highlight of Auckland’s business calendar for over 10 years, and are widely acknowledged as very special nights of networking, storytelling and celebration of success.

The awards are divided into four regions, Central, North, West and South. Entries open from early March each year and culminate with dinners in each of the regions throughout September, October and November.

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Jet Park Hotel Auckland Announced as National Finalists in the HANZ Awards 2017!

Written by Kym Klein on August 21st, 2017.      2 comments

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  Jet Park Hotel & Conference Centre has been nominated as National Finalists in the categories of Best Hotel and Best Redeveloped Accommodation in the 2017 Hospitality of Association of New Zealand Awards.

Says Hotel Manager, Jeeva Jeeva-Nanthan; "We work very hard towards our objectives. It’s pleasing to receive some recognition, and my sincere thanks go to all the staff for making this happen."

ABOUT THE 2017 AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE:

The Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence honours the achievement of hospitality and accommodation businesses that have performed exceptionally throughout the year.

Entrants are judged over an eight-week period by a panel of independent industry professionals, who assess every entry on a range of commercial and operational criteria – including staff training and human resources, customer service, food and beverages, marketing and promotional activities, environmental initiatives and the demonstration of business growth. The Finalists will then be mystery shopped to ensure what they say on paper is what they actually do in real life.
Read more  |  View Award Finalists

 

Guest Room Make-Over at Jet Park Hotel, Auckland Airport

Written by Kym Klein on August 1st, 2017.      0 comments

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  Jet Park Hotel & Conference Centre, based at Auckland Airport, is pleased to announce that 40 Superior Twin rooms have been given a make-over. Rooms have been freshly painted, with new carpets, new headboards, block-out curtains and new extractor fans in bathrooms. These spacious and luxuriously appointed twin rooms with either two double beds or two queen size beds are a great option for those organising conferences, incentive groups or for families. Accessible rooms are available on request.

Our spacious one-bedroom Executive Suites have been updated with a new lounge suite with fold-out couch which doubles as another bed, and new soft furnishings. Guests are provided with a private lounge and dining area, kitchenette, with a separate adjacent bedroom and en-suite bathroom with spa bath and twin basins. Every available amenity has been thought of for total guest comfort!

Says Maintenance Officer- David Morgan, "When I first started here (over 11 years ago), there was just the original (Building 1) with 90 rooms, and then came the Cullinan Wing (Building 3) with 45 rooms back then. Now with 222 rooms, it's been interesting to see the hotel grow over time, and keep up high standards. We're competitive with other 4-Star hotels Auckland-wide and in even in New Zealand."

For enquiries or bookings, contact Reservations- Freephone: 0800 538 466 or +64 9 275 4100, email: reservations@jetpark.co.nz  |  view rooms
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Jet Park Hotel Auckland Celebrates 19 Years of Service.

Written by Kym Klein on July 7th, 2017.      0 comments

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Happy 19th Birthday Jet Park Hotel!

Jet Park Hotel’s 19th birthday was celebrated on 3rd July with a special lunch and staff long-service awards ceremony held to acknowledge and thank those staff who have served the hotel for many years. In the hospitality industry, it’s a huge milestone for staff members to have reached 5+ years, 10+ years, and 15+ years’ service.  Did you know? Over 41% of our staff have been with us for more than 2 years, and 25% over 5 years - these are great statistics in an industry that generally has high staff turnover.
 

Our past, present and future...

Jet Park Hotel, formerly known as “Jet Inn” was opened in June 1998. The hotel has grown in several stages; beginning with a 90 room property, then in July 2004 the addition of 40 deluxe rooms and then in August 2008 a further 40 deluxe rooms and 3 apartments were added. In 2015, the hotel embarked on exciting expansion to a new property in Rotorua and completed a further extension with the construction of a 250-person conference centre, plus 60 new guest rooms in Auckland which opened in July 2016.

We aim to operate an ethical business in the Hotel sector offering products and services that provide value for money, quality, exceptional service and consistency. We hope that you will continue to visit us in the years to come, and that this hotel, if not already, will become the place you return to time and time again during your journeys.  We would also like to thank our valued guests for your love and support, and wonderful feedback over the years!  view guest feedback

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New Executive Chef at Jet Park Hotel, Auckland Airport

Written by Kym Klein on May 4th, 2017.      0 comments

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New Zealand Chef of the Year 2011 & 2012.

Jet Park Hotel Auckland is pleased to announce the appointment of David (DG) Schofield in the role of Executive Chef, who joins a talented Kitchen Team.

David is passionate about artisan producers and believes that the standard of the produce in New Zealand equals and often exceeds the produce being offered in Europe, Asia and a vast majority of the world. He is great believer in what are now tagged “heirloom” or “original” strains of vegetables and is an advocate for good welfare standards when it come to the rearing of livestock.

His style would best be described as honest and straightforward with seasonal produce taking centre stage. He loves sweet and sour / hot and cold pairings as well as matches from different cuisines. Although a convert to some of the science of “molecular gastronomy” he continues to believe that the taste and texture of natural products can always be embellished but should not be diluted.  View Full Staff Profile


Try this winning canapé recipe, guaranteed to impress your dinner guests...

gazpacho  Garden Pea Gazpacho


Ingredients (makes 1 Litre):

  • 400 gms frozen garden peas

  • Almonds, 50gms ground almond flour

  • 20 gms peeled NZ garlic

  • 100 gms shallots

  • 500 mls vegetable stock

  • 100 mls demi-cream (28% cream)

  • 100 gms spring onions

  • 50 gms herb, mint leaf

  • 50 mls quality olive oil 

  • 10 gms flakey natural sea salt

  • 10 mls tabasco

1. Dice the shallots and crush the garlic.
2. Sweat with the olive oil until tender.
3. Once soft, place in a bar blender along with stock, ground almonds, peas, spring onion and herbs.
4. Puree until smooth.
5. Pass through a fine sieve and then add the cream. Season to taste with the salt and tabasco.
6. Chill down and serve.


 

New Artwork by Rex Homan, Jet Park Hotel Auckland Airport.

Written by Kym Klein on May 2nd, 2017.      0 comments

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Another awe-inspiring piece of art by sculptor, Rex Homan, has made its statement/presence here at Jet Park Hotel recently.

 

Overlooking the lobby of the new conference centre, Te Hokioi (Haast’s Eagle) captures the attentions of its audience with its impressive wingspan and powerful talons. As you approach the eagle from the side, you are confronted with its intense stare and overall domineering appearance. Te Hokioi was the largest eagle ever known to man and up to 500 years ago circled the skies of the mountainous regions of Te Waipounamu (South Island) of Aotearoa (New Zealand).

When you are here next, make sure you visit Jet Park Hotel (conference centre) for a closer look at the artist’s representation of this magnificent creature.
 

About Te Hokioi (Haast's Eagle)...

The largest eagle ever known to man, Te Hokioi, up to 500 years ago circled the skies of the mountainous regions of Te Waipounamu (South Island) in Aotearoa (New Zealand). Tremendously powerful, with a wingspan of 3 metres (10 feet) and talons to match a tiger’s claws, Te Hokioi's menacing appearance must have struck terror into the hearts of Aotearoa's first human inhabitants, the Maori, when they arrived about 800 years ago. Indeed, in legend it is said the bird was a man-eater, easily capable of swooping on and carrying off young children. Te Hokioi's main food source was the huge flightless land bird, the Moa. The demise of the Moa, likely by over-hunting, no doubt largely contributed to Te Hokioi's extinction. Julius Von Haast, a 19th century geologist, gave Haast's Eagle the alternative name following the discovery of bones in a swamp.  This near life size stylised Te Hokioi is constructed using driftwood gathered by the artist from Bay of Plenty beaches.  Rex Homan | Sculptor

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Top 10 Things to Do While in Auckland- Jet Park Hotel.

Written by Kym Klein on February 27th, 2017.      0 comments

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With a myriad of information out there, we've put together a simple list of our "Top 10 must-dos" while in Auckland.

  1. A region of diverse landscapes, Auckland has a multitude of walking tracks to suit. Otuatua Stone Fields or Mangere Mountain are close to the hotel.
  2. Discover beautiful Hauraki Gulf and it’s Islands- golden sand beaches. Try sailing, kayaking, or dolphin spotting, to name a few.
  3. For the bargain-hunter, you can’t go past Dress Smart outlet in Onehunga (15mins from hotel).
  4. Traveling with family? Fun things to do are at the hotel’s doorstep- Butterfly Creek, Ambury Farm and Rainbow’s End, plus more.
  5. Enjoy Auckland’s bustling markets- check out Clevedon Farmers Market (30 mins south of Hotel) or Victoria Park Market in the CBD. 
  6. Close to the hotel is world-renowned Villa Maria winery. Why not treat yourself to an a-la-carte meal in Te Maroro Restaurant, and sample the range of Villa Maria wines? 
  7. Check out Auckland Botanical Gardens; A focus on creating unique gardens and landscapes has resulted in a spectacular garden with a distinctive South Pacific flavour. The Gardens attract more than 950,000 visitors each year.
  8. Explore Auckland’s volcanoes. Did you know that Auckland has 48 volcanoes! One local gem is worth visiting- Mangere Mountain.
  9. Immerse yourself in art and culture at the Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland Museum or NZ Maritime Museum. 
  10. Short on time? Jet Park Hotel features some wonderful art and sculptures. Ask at our Front Desk for our art tour brochure.

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Te Maroro Restaurant, Auckland Airport Achieves Beef and Lamb Excellence Award 2017!

Written by Kym Klein on December 7th, 2016.      0 comments

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Te Maroro Restaurant achieves the high standard required to receive the 2017 Beef and Lamb Excellence Award.


Congratulations to our Executive Chef, Adrian Brett-Chinnery, and his team for receiving the Gold Plate in the 2017 New Zealand Beef and Lamb Excellence Awards. Following anonymous assessments of main course beef and lamb dishes, some feedback by the judges was as follows:
 
Beef dish: Savannah eye fillet of beef, braised cheek, parsley, baby turnip, potato mousse, ash, onions.
"This was a beautifully cooked and presented dish. The beef fillet was perfectly seasoned, expertly cooked and well rested. The charring on the meat imparted a lovely char flavour to the dish. The beef cheek was moist, tender and succulent and it was full of flavour. The parsley purée had a rich intense flavour and the potato mousse was light and subtle. The onions gave a lovely contrast and the ash was an interesting touch dusted on the mousse although could have been a touch stronger in flavour. Presentation was lovely with the fresh and unique living green garnishes used and this was a most enjoyable meal which reached a high standard of excellence."

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Tourism's Growth Industry in New Zealand, Jet Park Hotel.

Written by Jeeva Jeevan-Nanthan on November 17th, 2016.      0 comments

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Tourism is a growth industry in New Zealand and the Auckland Airport and Rotorua are no exceptions to this change.


You may have noticed that room rates have increased, this is due to the higher demand but you can still enjoy some special deals. We will share these with you and our advice for getting the best deal is; If you book your room in advance, you will enjoy a special rate. That rate will fluctuate according to the season but you will enjoy the early bird rates.
Another way you can get better deals is by booking direct through our own website www.jetpark.co.nz.

We have special deals that are exclusive to our loyal customers and you’ll also receive reward dollars that you can spend during a future stay at either of our properties.  Why not join our loyalty club and enjoy the benefits? We  offer you a potpourri of attractive rates throughout the year, including romance and weekend packages, and our Silly Season room sale to name a few!
 
Come stay with us. Jeeva Jeevananthan, GM.

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Every child is an artist at Jet Park Hotel, Auckland Airport

Written by Sonja Herrmann on November 17th, 2016.      0 comments

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The art that adorns the walls of the guest rooms, lobby, and toilet facilities in our new conference centre are a work created by many hands.


We wanted each space to have a unique, original piece that has real connection with the hotel. My vision was to create a cooperative art project from the children of staff members. All art work has originated in art completed in the school holidays in 2015. We invited children of all ages to create art with themes of nature; shapes inspired by the pattern, texture and form of plants, New Zealand Birds, and their own works. These themes connect with the hotel’s emphasis on care for our environment and our community. We mostly used acrylic paint on canvas or paper. Some artworks were created by a single child, and others were co-operative “group” works. Our staff (parents) helped with running the workshops too and their brush strokes have made it into the artwork. The children had great fun. They were also taken on a tour of the hotel’s art collection, and the spaces that their parents work in.
 
Our vision was to retain the originality and inspiration of “children’s art” whilst giving it a refined look. To enhance it in ways which preserve the childrens’ artwork; the amazing patterns, color, and images. To create pieces that would complement the décor and design of the spaces within the conference centre. The children’s artworks were thematically grouped and designed into new works.
 
The refined works are digital images that have been printed onto canvas. Each guest room also has a section of the children’s painting hanging next to the canvas. The intention is to connect and show the transition from the raw piece and add the element of “finding” that image in the canvas. Each floor of guest rooms has a different theme and each room a different canvas.
 
The works on each lobby are the children’s original pieces. We hope you will enjoy these lively creations as much as we have enjoyed their making.”

By Sonja Herrmann, HR & Marketing Manager

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Jet Park Hotel, Auckland Airport Opens Auckland's Newest Conference & Event Centre!

Written by Sonja Herrmann on August 12th, 2016.      0 comments

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Left to right: Long standing team member, May Heather (Executive Housekeeper), Alistair White and partner Sonja Herrmann (HR & Marketing Manager), Liz Herrmann (Director), Ashley (Project Manager & Property/Assets Manager) and partner Jen Schierhout, Sebastian Herrmann (MC for Gala Dinner evening).


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  After 18 years in operation Jet Park Hotel,  Auckland Airport has opened a new 250 person conference centre and a further 60 guest rooms.  The ambitious undertaking brings the 4-star plus hotel’s room capacity to 222 and it now features an ultra-modern multi-level conference complex complete with a ballroom, multiple conference rooms, and a 5th floor complete with a private bar and magnificent views to Rangitoto.

Guests can enjoy break-out to a beautiful landscaped garden and an outdoor deck overlooking a pond/wetland area.  The venue offers a close location to Auckland Airport with complimentary 24-hour shuttle bus, free car parking, and superb food and beverage options.  Uniquely, the new facility and guest rooms can also be hired out entirely for exclusive use by one client.  It includes its own restaurant and coffee bar, reception desk, and a range of flexible conference spaces.  Says General Manager, Jeeva Jeevananthan, “This development will be immensely important for a number of reasons.  Our existing precinct is growing in popularity for meetings, it’s very convenient for people to access from all around New Zealand.  Our additional rooms are timely with the shortage of rooms in the area very much in the news.”

The new conference centre was opened on the 15th July at a gala-dinner attended by those central to the build and fit-out, the hotel’s loyal long-term suppliers, staff, industry guests and dignitaries Sir George  from Villa Maria and Bob Kerridge from SPCA Auckland.  The evening was a great success, MC being youngest son of Liz Herrmann and former hotel GM, Sebastian Herrmann.  Guests enjoyed a “movable feast” across the various spaces and levels of the new building finishing on the upper floor with live music, dessert and a cake cutting to commemorate the hotel’s 18th birthday.

Liz Herrmann, Director says, “We wanted a modern, highly functional building which is located close to the existing building, a design that both incorporates our current buildings, but provides a renewed profile to the whole site.  We sought flexibility for conference space and set-ups, a beautiful green space, modern building with state of the art technology and a magnificent new commission by James Wright and new sculptures by Rex Homan which links the new with the established buildings.”  The new conference centre was a joint project with Watts and Hughes, architectural and design work by Joey Cordero, engineers Envivo and many of the hotel’s long-term suppliers contributing- including Ward Chandler (electrical), Chenery Plumbing, Titan, Panasonic, Burns and Ferrall and Basically Floors.  At the gala dinner Liz Herrmann celebrated the many long relationships of what she describes as “the greater Jet Park family”.  Many of these suppliers contributed to the original build and the subsequent expansion projects. 

The hotel is a family business and the project has been a very hands-on experience for all with son Ashley Schierhout being project manager for the entire build, overseeing the details as well as the greater vision.  In keeping with previous art work created by her, daughter Sonja Herrmann has used original creations of the staff’s children and re-interpreted their works onto canvas for a unique art installation adorning the new guest wings and floor lobbies.  In addition Sonja has orchestrated the Human Resources and Marketing for the hotel.  All the hotel’s department heads have contributed greatly in the process and everyone is immensely pleased with the outcome.

The hotel has grown in several stages since it first opened in 1998 with 90 rooms, adding a 45 room wing in 2004, then a further 45 room wing in 2008. The business has achieved 4 star plus and Qualmark Enviro-Gold standard and won several awards over the years for excellence across different aspects of the operation.  In November 2015 it also opened a hotel in Rotorua, Jet Park Hotel Rotorua. With the years of planning and 18 months of construction at an end the hotel can proudly stand by its accomplishment which has expanded the opportunity for conferencing near Auckland Airport, provided 40 new jobs, and channelled an enormous amount of creative energy and challenge for staff.  Jeeva Jeevananthan says, “Anyone can build a hotel, but it’s the service that makes the difference and it’s our staff that make the difference for us.  We put a lot of time and effort into our staff and as a result we have low staff turnover and we have the core principles of service right.”
 
In Brief: Jet Park Airport Hotel and Conference Centre. 63 Westney Road, Mangere, Auckland. Telephone (09) 275 4100.  www.jetpark.co.nz

Conference capacity: 240 Theatre/ 180 Banquet/ 120 Classroom/ 250 Cocktail.
Enquiries to: conference@jetpark.co.nz or seegerv@jetpark.co.nz

Media Enquiries: Sonja Herrmann, HR & Marketing Manager, Jet Park Hotel. sonjah@jetpark.co.nz
     

 

2 Kitchens- More Amazing Dining Options! Jet Park Hotel Auckland Airport.

Written by Sonja Herrmann on June 20th, 2016.      0 comments

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  One of the benefits to building a new conference centre is that we now have 2 kitchens on site- and a wonderful new range of F&B options! We're inviting you to visit us (even if you're not a conference guest) just so that you can sample what's cooking...

Our new complex includes a wonderful large restaurant space with a buffet line located at the heart of our conference centre where guests can enjoy conference lunches. Our new ballroom can cater to gala dinners, and the top floor of the conference centre with views over the city lights and to Rangitoto plus the option of a private bar will bring real sparkle to your evening for either a cocktail function or private dinner.
 
If you're after a quick coffee or morning tea our café is the ideal spot and you can enjoy the view over the landscaped wetland area while you eat. 

Chef Adrian has crafted a wide range of menu options, which cater to both large groups, but also offer an excellent selection for a smaller special event.  Our large, modern spaces are fully flexible to ensure that your group’s needs can be accommodated perfectly.
 
The award winning Te Maroro Restaurant, and Indaba Bar are an ideal space to relax after a long day of travel, business, or conferencing.  Finally, if we've wined and dined you and you're still hungry...our newest kitchen star, Pastry Chef Jiemin Aw has created for you a last mouthful of delectable sweet treats!
 
Come dine with us!
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Jet Park Airport Hotel earns 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Written by Kym Klein on June 2nd, 2016.      0 comments

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  Jet Park Hotel & Conference Centre is proud to have received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year.
 
"With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honours hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travellers”, said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. “This recognition helps travellers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travellers feel more confident in their booking decisions.”
 
The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travellers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

Jet Park Hotel Auckland Airport has won this award now for 6 years- an achievement the whole team can be very proud of!  View Guest reviews on TripAdvisor 
 
About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site**, enabling travellers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travellers, 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 340 million unique monthly visitors***, and 350 million reviews and opinions covering 6.5 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 48 markets worldwide.
 
**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, February 2016
***Source: TripAdvisor log files, Q1 2016

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