The travel-related content and mega-review site TripAdvisor is expanding to include pages on 200 major airports worldwide.
The first airport page to go up on TripAdvisor is Singapore Changi; the site said it expects to add pages for New York JFK and London Heathrow in July.
“When travelers search for an airport on the site, they will be directed to a dedicated airport page with reviews, ratings, and other information about hotels nearby as well as restaurants and attractions in both public and transit areas. Amenities, including duty-free stores, boutiques, and airport lounges will also be listed on the page,” TripAdvisor said.
The airport pages will include user reviews of the places mentioned. For instance, the Singapore Airport page covers 16 airport hotels, 125 airport restaurants and 122 “things to do” in the airport. It also has a map as well as a fare search function for flights to that airport.
Related: What’s the world’s favorite airport?
TripAdvisor makes money by allowing airport business to advertise on the pages and participate in a GPS-enabled tool called ‘Near Me Now’ to locate amenities and restaurants nearby with their smartphones.
Until now, the only comprehensive airport ratings were the World Airports Awards produced by SkyTrax. Here’s a list of its top 10 airports this year– notably none in the U.S.
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