How to make the most of TripAdvisor

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Trip Advisor -- -- provides recommendations for hotels, resorts, inns, vacations, travel packages, vacation packages and travel guides. Members have written millions of reviews describing their best and worst vacations. The following are our tips on making the most of TripAdvisor.

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Have you created an account on TripAdvisor?
Can you login on your laptop? On your phone? On your tablet?
Have you linked your TripAdvisor account with Facebook?
Have you rated a hotel or restaurant?
Have you rated a tour?
Have you liked someone else's review?
Have you posted a comment or question in the Travel Forum?

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How to make effective use of TripAdvisor

1 – Register on tripadvisor <>

2 – Save a screenshot and print out the review of your operation

3 – Talk with friends and clients about how your operation appears

4 - TripWow -- -- is an easy way to create and share stunning slideshows. Make one of your own!

Cost: Free for travelers, premium listings available for businesses
Requirements: Account on Trip Advisor
Mobile app: Yes
Cómo hacer un uso eficaz de TripAdvisor

1 - Registro en Tripadvisor <>

2 - Guardar una captura de pantalla e imprimir a cabo la revisión de su operación

3 - Hable con sus amigos y clientes acerca de cómo su operación parece

4 - TripWow - - es una manera fácil de crear y compartir presentaciones impresionantes. Hacer uno de los tuyos!

Costo: Gratuito
Requisitos: Cuenta en Trip Advisor
Mobile app: Yes

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What is the distinction between a hotel and a bed and breakfast?
How reliable is this service?
To what degree can TripAdvisor be manipulated?
How do establishments ask their clients to review them?
Are locals able to contribute their perspectives?
How should business owners react to smear campaigns against them on TripAdvisor?
Is it public knowledge and should it be public knowledge how much local, regional and national tourism offices pay TripAdvisor?




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Ron Mader

I certify that this review is based on my own experience and is my genuine opinion of this restaurant, and that I have no personal or business relationship with this establishment, and have not been offered any incentive or payment originating from the establishment to write this review. I understand that TripAdvisor has a zero-tolerance policy on fake reviews.


Postcards From Oaxaca Slideshow: Ron’s trip to Oaxaca, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, Mexico was created by TripAdvisor. See another Oaxaca slideshow. Create your own stunning slideshow with our free photo slideshow maker.

Of note is TripWow -- -- an easy way to create and share stunning slideshows. Example:

Before you can download, at least 10 people need to view your slideshow online.

Among our personal pet peeves -- the inability for locals in the community to contribute views. It's also a mystery how business owners should respond to smear campaigns.

The inherent flaw is that anyone can create an identification and then tear apart competitors.

Elsewhere on the Web

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