Posts Tagged ‘ Travel Comparison Websites ’

Investigating hotel comparison sites

Oct 27th, 2017 | By

Just about Travel has commented about the problems with hotel comparison website, welcomes the CMA investigation and urges readers to submot comments to the CMA.



TripAdvisor and it’s Reviews

Sep 19th, 2010 | By

UPDATE:
See the new Charles Starmer-Smith’s piece in the Daily Telegraph, 8th Oct 2010 for another view on how this story is unfolding, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/hotels/8050127/Tripadvisor-reviews-can-we-trust-them.html
For some time, readers will know that CD-Traveller has urged caution in looking at the reviews on comparison/review sites. In the past there has been evidence of reviews written by rivals, reviews that have been scathing and untrue. Equally some companies have written their own which praised to the heights their own offerings. Most are genuine but which do you believe.
Now about 400 hotels and restaurants have banded together as the Cloud Industry Forum and claim that some reviews are false and/or unfair and border on defamation. They are considering a group defamation action.



More on Travel Comparison Websites

Sep 10th, 2009 | By

Sites like TripAdvisor have been discussed before in these rumblings. The issues of small numbers for some hotels, biased reviews put up by the companies or their opponents themselves have all been considered.



Michael MacIntyre and Trip Advisor

Jul 12th, 2009 | By

Last night on BBC’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, the man himself was in Brighton, a seaside resort of course, and part of his introductory act consisted of talking about holidays.His thoughts on TripAdvisor (but it could have been any travel comparison website) were funny (as you’d expect from the author of Britain’s highest selling stand-up DVD and someone who had hosted the Travel Weekly Globe Awards) but thoughtful.What sort of person is it, he asked, who comes straight back from holiday and gets on the
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