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Do you really believe this Ed? Is it newsworthy?
Posted by Pete on February 24, 2012 16:30
Do I really believe what, Pete? Yes, it's newsworthy. TripAdvisor is among the most influential sources of information for holidaytakers these days. Resorts bend over forward, sidewards and backwards to get good reviews. Therefore if in TA's judgement there's a list of hotels that their readers rank highly, that's news. Whether you believe the list is entirely your affair. The truth about destinations and resorts is somewhere in there, once you discount the excessive praise and the heaviest criticism. TA's mistake was in assuming all of it is genuine. As for setting up a five-star resort's beach club on a public beach . . . that's a different kind of story.
Er, Ed you have mis-interpretated what Pete has just said. It is a know fact that some comments on trip advisor have been posted by hotel employees. I know as I have a few friends who are hoteliers on this island.
Posted by yozza on February 25, 2012 07:28
I think you've failed to understand what I said, yozza. There are some genuine TripAdvisor reviews, some posted by the resorts, and some posted by the resorts' deadly enemies. As I said, the best idea is to disregard the least favorable comments and the most favorable comments. Then there's a chance the reviews you are looking at are genuine. The February 22 review we've quoted for Andara is unlikely to have been posted by an employee.
The -Ed- is completely right.
Posted by Alfred on February 26, 2012 18:51
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