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Almost 1m Tripadvisor reviews in 2020 found to be fraudulent
In total Tripadvisor penalised 34,605 properties for fraudulent activity and banned 20,299 members

Haroon Siddique

26, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Slumming it? Township tour reviews 'gloss over poverty'
Wealthy visitors to South African ‘slums’ are understating hardships faced by residents in reviews on Tripadvisor

Jamie Doward

16, Aug, 2020 @6:00 AM

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UN publishes list of companies with ties to Israeli settlements
Palestinian officials welcome report, while Israel condemns it as ‘shameful blacklist’

Oliver Holmes in Jerusalem

12, Feb, 2020 @6:31 PM

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The Power of Bad and How to Overcome It review – professional Pollyannas
We are living in a golden age and can defeat negativity, argue John Tierney and Roy F Baumeister in this complacent, reactionary book

Stuart Jeffries

01, Jan, 2020 @9:01 AM

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Austrian hotel owners drop 'Nazi grandpa' court case against guest
Man had submitted critical online review after visiting Ferienhof Gerlos hotel

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

16, Dec, 2019 @2:20 PM

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DIY travellers risk being tripped up by lack of protection when booking via comparison sites
Booking a villa through an online platform can leave the holidaymaker with little or no recourse to compensation when the property fails to live up to its description

Anna Tims

20, Oct, 2019 @7:59 AM

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TripAdvisor ends ticket sales to attractions that breed captive whales and dolphins
Travel site’s new guidelines require theme parks and attractions to develop alternative environments for captive cetaceans, such as coastal sanctuaries

Antonia Wilson

02, Oct, 2019 @4:45 AM

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German tourist sued for complaints about hotel's Nazi portraits
Visitor posted on and Tripadvisor about disgust at pictures in Austria

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

06, Sep, 2019 @4:00 AM

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TripAdvisor introduces new safety filters after sexual assault concerns
Site’s new features will enable travellers to search for reports of incidents at hotels and businesses

Rossalyn Warren

14, May, 2019 @4:17 PM

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Hotels at centre of rape allegations promoted on TripAdvisor
Woman told by website to leave ‘first person’ review detailing sexual assault

Rossalyn Warren

05, Mar, 2019 @8:37 AM

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Fake restaurateur sends fake stand-ins for TV interviews
Vice writer Oobah Butler sends proxies to appear on radio shows and documentaries

Jim Waterson Media editor

17, Oct, 2018 @6:00 AM

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‘There’s a rock on this beach!’ and other awful tourist complaints
An idyllic Cornish beach has been criticised for the placement of a rock out at sea. From Ben Nevis being ‘too high’ and the Louvre being ‘not very interesting’, finicky visitor reviews are now commonplace

Will Coldwell

23, Sep, 2018 @3:00 PM

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