AKRON, Ohio — TripAdvisor on Wednesday named Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer "best hand sanitizer" as part of the travel site's second annual Travelers' Choice Awards for Travel Favorites.
The awards honor top brands travelers across select global markets prefer to use on their trips. In the U.S., there were 21 winners in categories ranging from cameras to sunscreen and carry-on luggage. Winners also were announced in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, India, Italy, Spain and Russia.
"The TripAdvisor community has spoken and these are the most beloved travel brands from around the world," stated Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. "We are thrilled to recognize these world-class brands with Travelers' Choice awards that millions of travelers worldwide rely on for the best travel products for their trips."
Other CPG winners included Orbit mints, Off! insect repellent and ChapStick lip balm. For the complete list, click here.
"Travelers don't want anything to slow them down, and Purell is for those on-the-go moments," noted Kathleen Hooker, Purell Consumer marketing director. "We know our customers love using the Purell Jelly Wraps that can attach to purses and bags, as well as 2-oz. bottles. You'll soon see Purell travel products for your car and hand-sanitizing wipe packages."
Surveys were conducted in each country using a total panel of more than 3,900 TripAdvisor travelers to select a shortlist of brands/products in each category. A total of 39,898 travelers — including 12,125 U.S. respondents — then selected their favorites from the shortlists.