Posts Tagged ‘ TripAdvisor ’

Fake reviews, The Times and TripAdvisor

Sep 25th, 2018 | By

It comes as no surprise to anyway in the travel industry that fake reviews exist. Just about Travel has mentioned in stories going back as far as 2011 that there were fake reviews and, in fairness to TripAdvisor, they have removed them once notified or when they have doubts.



Trip Advisor’s sponsored ads

Apr 11th, 2018 | By

You can’t deny that TripAdvisor isn’t powerful in the travel industry. Virtually everyone you will ever speak to seems to have read a few reviews before deciding where to stay.



What’s hot: March 2018

Mar 1st, 2018 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world



Using TripAdvisor

Jul 23rd, 2017 | By

If the company has less confidence in reviews then surely it is now only another online booking engine, one of many.



What’s hot: January 2017

Jan 1st, 2017 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot in the travel world right now



Is scoring flights helpful to passengers?

Jul 20th, 2016 | By

A scoring system might be great for commercial opportunities in persuading enterprises that it is the biggest breakthrough since sliced bread but for the humble passenger it is more likely to mis-guide.



Are online travel agencies treating us fairly?

Apr 25th, 2016 | By
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Last week a House of Lords Select Committee suggested that the online travel agencies lack accountability and transparency. They further suggested that they should be scrutinised by competition authorities.



Saturday snippets: 21st October 2015

Nov 21st, 2015 | By

Remembering the Paris tragedy, Adrian looks ahead as well to the Christmas markets that are about to open throughout our countries shortly.



Online review regulation

Oct 25th, 2015 | By
cartoon of angry suitcase

Last April, Amazon sued four companies for creating reviews to go on the Amazon website. Earlier this week it said it would prosecute 1,114 people for writing fake reviews. Why doesn’t TripAdvisor and all the other travel review sites take such a hard line as well?



Who cruises?

Aug 17th, 2015 | By

From CruiseCritic, a company owned by TripAdvisor, comes some research derived from its own website that might surprise a few.



Saturday snippets: 6th June 2015

Jun 6th, 2015 | By

A few snippets from Adrian’s trip to America start his column this week before he wonders why so many of us confuse the Brighton Pavilion with the Taj Mahal.



New York or Marrakech

Mar 24th, 2015 | By

TripAdvisor doesn’t reflect the world as it is, just the company’s own little patch of grass in the world.



Saturday snippets: 27th December 2015

Dec 27th, 2014 | By
fireworks over Sydney Harbouir Bridge

Adrian ponders on new year celebrations now that Christmas is over.



What’s hot: June 2014

May 31st, 2014 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot in the travel world. This month it’s good news for the capital and, umm, canines..



Hotel reviews and TripAdvisor

Apr 11th, 2014 | By

The hotel that Andy Murray bought has bought opened on April Fool’s Day. Before that day TripAdvisor had managed to publish eight reviews that praised it to its rafters giving it five stars. How?



Believing online reviews

Oct 4th, 2013 | By

CD-Traveller has pointed out before the wariness that readers must use in believing online reviews of hotels,guest houses, restaurants and holidays themselves.



Top 10 things to do in Indy

Jul 7th, 2013 | By

Indianapolis is often overlooked by travellers who tend to spend their time in Indiana checking out Chicago, getting down in Detroit or gawping at the Great Lakes – the largest expanse of freshwater in the world. But there’s more to ‘Indy’ that meets the eye. Here we let you in 10 top things to see and do in the birthplace of author Kurt Vonnegut



Faking hotel reviews

Jun 7th, 2013 | By

It has been a week since a public relations man at a multinational hotel group was caught faking reviews on various websites. Why have I waited so long to comment? Because I wanted to see what reaction there would be in the travel press.



London can be good value

Jun 18th, 2012 | By

So London has been named the most expensive city for a night out, according to Trip Advisor’s TripIndex



A long weekend in Lake Annecy: high thrills and haute cuisine


May 12th, 2012 | By

Catherine Henderson enjoys high thrills and haute cuisine in Lake Annecy – arguably one of France’s most beautiful areas



A day in… York

Apr 3rd, 2012 | By

The historic city of York is an ideal destination for a day trip, as Kaye discovers



Cooking up memories of Marrakesh

Feb 18th, 2012 | By

Catherine Henderson learns how to make some Morrocan morsels in North Africa’s souk city



Can we trust TripAdvisor?

Feb 3rd, 2012 | By

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ordered TripAdvisor to rewrite some of its marketing claims following complaints by a whole host of hotels that the site had said that its holiday reviews could be “trusted”.



There’s an app for that. Or not

Jan 31st, 2012 | By

CD-Traveller reader, Kirti Sharma, is seething over the cost of downloading an app abroad. Read her rant and tips on how to keep the cost down, here



Devonshire delight

Jan 28th, 2012 | By

Devon is having a moment. The South West county was recently praised by director Steven Spielberg who shot his latest movie, War Horse, in the Devonshire countryside.



Where to go in 2012

Jan 1st, 2012 | By

Ever read any of those tips for “hot” holiday destinations for 2012? Do you follow them? Do you believe them?
I have been ploughing through some of the tips from some of the more well-known publications and companies and the thing that I find interesting is that they hardly agree with each other.



How to decide on a holiday

Dec 27th, 2011 | By

Now Christmas is over, do you have an armful of brochures, spend hours in travel agents or watch endless TV ads? According to Conrad Advertising 50% of people who had booked a holiday last year looked at TripAdvisor as part of their research.



What’s hot: October 2011

Oct 1st, 2011 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month, it’s good news for Glasgow and Gothenburg and gourmands in London, but we’ve lost trust in TripAdvisor…