TripAdvisor, Inc. It’s also important to look at the profile of the people reviewing to see if you are likeminded (i.e. backpackers who like hostels may have a different standard than a luxury traveller). Anytime you book an activity on TripAdvisor, the transaction will be completed by Viator.
Travel advisors take pride in helping make your trip one-of-a-kind. Advisors are vetted through an intense qualification process that factors their education through recent travel to the area, the number and intensity of client trips planned, and client feedback.
To be fair to the company, TripAdvisor has a website statement in which they claim to have a zero tolerance for fraud. The TripAdvisor Forums are definitely a mixed bag. Lowest Price”: ranks tours, activities and experiences bookable on TripAdvisor, ranked based on the prices offered by our partners.
2 -Trip Advisor is great because not only does it have a travel forum, but there are countless reviews for every destination in the world. In the past six months or so, I’ve been contracted by TA to write several official TripAdvisor city guides for key destinations.
In the food pyramid of travel planning, think of TripAdvisor as mass produced junk food and keep it limited to a small percentage of your daily intake. So, for example, travelers who are part of a program such as Marriott’s Bonvoy and who want to stay at a Marriott property will reap all the benefits of Bonvoy in addition to the benefits they’ll get through their advisor.