Google Think, Ipsos MediaCT, november Among available resources on the web, review sites tend to be the most influential. Many interesting findings, including the following chart, confirming the role of review sites at the planning stage: If travel review sites are so influential, one would think that most hoteliers, restaurant managers and attraction owners manage their presence here in order to highlight their best pictures, answer customer feedback and perhaps push some promotions, right?
Should we go back to Zimbabwe? We are a proponent of free speech and we believe many aspects of a traveller's experiences are valid travel-planning considerations," said a spokesman for TripAdvisor.
Earlier this year, I uploaded a fictitious nine-bedroom guesthouse — the Hotel — using the address of the Telegraph Media Group and a picture of the office canteen.
I added a couple of "over-the-top" reviews with blatant hyperbole and five-star ratings. After 10 days of my constant tinkering it was finally spotted — but it was time enough for it to be rated in London's top 70 guesthouses out of more than and time enough for an unsuspecting traveller to be potentially duped into parting with a deposit or turning up at an address to be met by someone whose intentions would be unclear.
Only a decade after it was founded, TripAdvisor last month became the first travel website to achieve more than 40 million unique visitors in a month.
From the outset its warts-and-all accounts were applauded for shaking up a complacent hotel industry. Instead of glossy brochures and toned-down guidebook reviews, travellers suddenly had access to real accounts, from real people, paying real money.
September also marked the month when hundreds of hoteliers and restaurateurs threatened to bring a group legal action against the website. Reviewers may not be able to remain anonymous for much longer: KwikChex is considering asking the courts to identify those making defamatory comments.
TripAdvisor is not the only site to have built a business around user-generated reviews — Holiday Watchdog and Holidays Uncovered are among its rivals — but it is by far the most influential. Some websites are open about their inability to police reviews.
Some reports are posted by malicious tenants.
Some are posted by evil competitors. Some are posted by hypochondriacs.
Hotel giants such as the Accor group Novotel, Sofitel, Mercure send out emails encouraging guests to post reviews; tourist boards, such as VisitScotland and VisitLondon, include TripAdvisor ratings on their websites. Other owners are less sanguine.
It is too easy for hotels to write their own reviews, or pay others to write them. It is too easy for reviewers to post untruthful or damaging reviews, or for hoteliers to 'sabotage' their competitors. He admits it is not perfect, but says it is a good-value, simple guesthouse, whose business was crippled by "spiteful" reviews on TripAdvisor.
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