Hotels and Restaurants: embrace Tripadvisor, don't fight it

Hotels and restaurants: embrace Tripadvisor, don’t fight it

It’s the kind of scenario everyone working in the hospitality trade fantasises about: a guest house owner in Scotland has posted a 900-word response to a negative review on Tripadvisor.

The hotel owner took offence at the review and replied with a similarly scathing review of his guests. The tirade caused a stir on social media with a number of commenters saying they planned to visit the guest house.  While we wouldn’t advise copying this method, there are plenty of ways you can use Tripadvisor as part of your marketing strategy.

Embracing Tripadvisor

It’s free to create a listing on Tripadvisor. Signing up to the world’s biggest travel website will give you access to more than 260 million monthly visitors - great exposure for small and newly-established businesses.

We all know the power of word of mouth recommendations and Tripadvisor is no different. The site has 170 million reviews from 60 million members. Consistent positive reviews from real people can be a great source of business. , Word of mouth recommendations from fellow travellers 

 

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