Please Note: The TripAdvisor Content API is for consumer-facing travel websites and apps only. 14, 2019) — The search was long and exhaustive, but in the end Becky Smith, owner of Becky’s Travel Biz in Gainesville, Georgia, was named Carnival Cruise Line’s Most Trusted Travel Advisor.” Smith was selected from more than 5,000 client nominations in the contest, which was part of Carnival’s yearlong Why Use a Travel Advisor, or WUATA, campaign.
With the de-emphasis of Instant Booking, TripAdvisor switched back to the traditional metasearch model of redirecting users to partner sites (such as Expedia or hotel websites) to confirm their booking, rather than facilitating the booking within TripAdvisor’s platform.
In September 2011, the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) launched a formal investigation into TripAdvisor after receiving a complaint submitted by online investigations company KwikChex that its claims to provide trustworthy and honest reviews from travelers were false.
The disadvantages of using a travel agent is that they may not be able to provide guidance or answer questions about the destinations, cruise lines or properties you are interested in. Many times, due to their marketing partnerships they offer one-size-fits-all” vacation packages.
In addition to working with individuals and couples, successful luxury travel advisors are always on the lookout for small group opportunities, whether in the form of a group of friends or multigenerational family looking to spend time together or a group united by a special interest, such as a love of gardens, wine or castles.