Don't worry too much about it, a lot of people I know have stopped using TripAdvisor or take the reviews with a big grain of salt. So many reviewers with axes to grind, no taste, bizarre expectations etc. After a while you realise that the high rated places are all quite similar and many fantastic businesses get middling to poor reviews because they dare to be a bit different.
To hell with TripAdvisor. Had nothing but 4-5 star reviews on a consistent basis for my business on there for well over the year and a half it's been open for and I'm still yet to receive my certificate of excellence. TripAdvisor is a joke. Probably ruins more businesses than it helps.
yep and sometimes more when tcb or quidco runa promotion, sometimes 11/13% and still including the 1/10 hotels.com offer
Way too much small print.. not for me. COLD.
I had no idea you could buy stuff from trip advisor
Posted 23rd Aug 2016Posted 23rd Aug 2016
£20 Amazon gift card when you book a stay through Trip advisor and leave a review. See details for more info£20
Just popped up on my Trip Advisor app today. details below. Sounds good Book your hotel between 15 August 2016 and 5 September 2016(minimum £150 spend before taxes and fees) on T… Read more
Just so some folks are aware, I don't think they actually do send a magnet. I thought I'd get one for my fridge some 6 or 9 months back .......... still waiting ............
They sent me an email on Wednesday offering me a free car magnet, I decided not to accept their offer for these reason too, why would I want to advertise their company & give them my address - thanks but no thanks.
And on top of that, Tripadvisor get your address to add to the other data they hold about you.
Agreed. Why would anybody want this on their car?
So you advertise their service on your car and it costs them nothing? Cold for that reason I'm afraid, sorry.
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Posted 12th Aug 2013Posted 12th Aug 2013
Flights (multiple trip). DUBLIN to Sri Lanka, onto Maldives, then to abu Dabhi for £770 @ Tripadvisor£770
Was looking for flights to Maldives.. Found flights to these destinations as a multiple trip. DUBLIN to Sri Lanka (combo) for around a few days. Then to Maldives for a few days the… Read more
I've just had an email from Tripadvisor asking me how I'm liking my Car Magnet! I'm not enjoying it at all, as it never arrived.... !
WTF are car magnets???
Three to five weeks - in case the magnets stick to the inside of the post box. Also a warning to anyone want to send off their wedding videos to be converted to DVD - I would hold off posting them for 5 weeks!
Thanks, prefer this though
my trip advisor luggage labels have had an enormous help in our room allocations as of late ... every little helps
10% off qbic hotels booked up until 30th April using voucher code @ TripAdvisor
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Using TripAdvisor Discount Codes
TripAdvisor often hooks up with partner hotels or other travel companies to offer promo codes that can save money for holidaymakers at www.tripadvisor.co.uk.
When you see a discount code that you want to use, note down the code and press the button to take you to the right listing on the TripAdvisor website.
Choose your dates (as long as they fit in with the terms of the deal), select the right room and proceed to the booking page where you’ll need to enter your personal details and payment information.
At this stage you should also see a box to enter your promo code. Type it in and press "Apply" and the discount should be subtracted from your accommodation cost.
Saving Money on Worldwide Travel with TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor seems to have come out of nowhere only to completely dominate online travel booking, and the chances are if you search for a hotel or flight on the web, you’ll come across a TripAdvisor listing. Founded in 2000, the site started out as a place for people to share reviews of attractions, restaurants and accommodation. Since then, it has expanded its reach all over the world, with a user base nearing 300 million and an interface that lets travellers arrange every aspect of their holidays with a few clicks of their mouse button.
Where to Buy TripAdvisor Products
TripAdvisor collects reviews and listings of everything from boutique hotels and bed and breakfasts to theme parks, gourmet restaurants and airlines. If it is travel-related, you’ll find it there. But what TripAdvisor doesn’t do, is sell its own products. Instead, you can use the site to book accommodation and flights using their search form, whether via TripAdvisor itself or its partners, which include Expedia, Booking.com and Hotels.com. The idea is to collect as much information as possible so that travellers can make the right choice.
Product Categories on TripAdvisor
Almost any aspect of a trip can be searched and purchased via TripAdvisor, where product categories include:
Hotels - This features instant selections of hotels in the vicinity of the smartphone or computer user browsing, as well as an easy to use search box which covers the whole TripAdvisor database. Also includes recommendations for some of the world’s most popular destinations.
Flights - This allows users to search for the cheapest flight deals, with returns, one way and multi-city deals all included in the search database. The Pricefinder tool compares prices from 200 sellers across the web, while the FlyScore tool creates a "Score" for each flight which indicates how well each flight matches the needs of the user. Customers can also check out reviews of all of the featured airlines and ask questions about them on the TripAdvisor forums.
Holiday rentals - This allows customers to search for apartments wherever they need to travel, with drop down boxes for the number of rooms, amenities on offer and even the chance to narrow down searches by neighbourhood or street. A sliding scale enables users to focus on properties within their price range, and all listings have high-quality photos and full price details.
Restaurants - This collects details about almost every eatery in major cities across the world. Each city includes "Fine dining" and "Cheap eats" sections, with reviews and ratings for each establishment. You can browse by cuisine, check out 'dine with a local chef' experiences and reserve restaurant tables online. A side menu enables customers to find restaurants with the right atmosphere for their needs and the listings can easily be filtered by neighbourhood. Things to do: This features attractions in any given town or city, including selections of "Popular day trips", upcoming sporting and cultural events. Best-selling activities and attractions are broken down by type, including nightlife, family, nature and parks, shopping, sports, museums, concerts and shows.
Forum - The TripAdvisor forum is one of the most vibrant and informative places on the web to discuss travel related issues. You will always find assistance regarding hotels and flights as well as plenty of recommendations for wherever you are travelling.
Best of… - This features an annual "Best of" selection based on votes from TripAdvisor’s millions of users. Awards are broken down into categories like beaches, landmarks, islands, all-inclusive resorts, restaurants, museums and 'destinations on the rise'. Along with these major categories, TripAdvisor have plenty of other menu options. Customers can consult the "Holiday ideas" section to get inspiration for their next trip, download the TripAdvisor app, book cruises via Cruise Critic or check out the GreenLeaders site which deals with eco-friendly holiday options.
Brands Featured on TripAdvisor
All of the world’s major airlines and accommodation brands are features on the TripAdvisor listings, including:
The TripAdvisor search tool makes it simple to book hotels, rental vehicles and even attractions and restaurants. To make a booking, find a listing that meets your needs and click the "Book now" button.
You’ll see a selection of prices for your chosen hotel with TripAdvisor or its partners. Choose the right room by pressing "Select". Then, enter your information as requested, followed by your payment details.
After that, all you need to do is press the "Book" button and your reservation will be made. A similar process applies to restaurants and car rentals.
TripAdvisor’s Loyalty Scheme
The core of TripAdvisor’s service is its massive community of members who provide photos, ratings and reviews as well as countless forum postings to help travellers out. Members also receive special travel discounts and information about upcoming deals, so it’s worth signing up. To do so, head to the sign-up page on TripAdvisor and enter your details.
TripAdvisor also tries to incentivise customers to review the properties and attractions they list. In fact, they regularly offer £20 Amazon gift cards and other freebies for your review of a hotel.
Sales at Tripadvisor.co.uk
TripAdvisor always seeks to highlight travel discounts, whether that’s for hotels or airline tickets. To find the latest deals, check out their front page and scroll down until you see links for popular destinations. As you click through, you’ll find a range of featured hotels and attractions at bargain prices. Another way to save money is by playing TripAdvisor’s Winner Wonderland game. This seasonal feature allows members to play for prizes like cameras and gift cards with TripAdvisor or its partners, and similar games appear at different times of year.
You can also keep track of any new promotions and deals by bookmarking the TripAdvisor listings at HotUKDeals.
Payment Methods Accepted by TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor accepts the following payment methods when you book hotels online: Visa, Mastercard and American Express. All payment information is SSL encrypted to protect against fraud.
Cancelling Bookings with TripAdvisor
When you make a TripAdvisor booking, it’s important to recognise that you are not booking with TripAdvisor itself. The site acts as a bridge between travellers and airlines, restaurants or hotels, and forwards payment details to its partners instead of processing payment themselves.
This means that you cannot make cancellations via TripAdvisor itself. If you do need to cancel, the best course of action is to phone or e-mail your hotel or airline, who will then be able to advise you about how best to proceed.
TripAdvisor’s Social Media Presence
TripAdvisor is always expanding the number of destinations it features and how it highlights recommended hotels or attractions. This lends itself naturally to social media, and TripAdvisor's channels are definitely worth following if you haven’t already subscribed. You can find TripAdvisor on:
Another great place to stay in touch with what TripAdvisor has to offer is the TripAdvisor blog, where you’ll find interesting travel features, lists of recommended sights, restaurants or hotels, photo galleries and news from the site itself about changes and offers.
HotUKDeals Helps You Save Money: The Best TripAdvisor Deals
Wherever you want to travel, TripAdvisor will have featured flights, hotels, vehicle rentals and attractions to make your break as affordable as possible. Wherever travellers want to go, TripAdvisor also allows them to book every aspect of their trip online in minutes. You can also make big savings when you book by checking out on the HotUKDeals TripAdvisor listings.