Shame on you Mr Hook. Posting anonymous rave reviews of your own hotel chain while dissing the competition.
What is the world coming to? Does this mean we have to start being suspicious of what we read on the web? No – say it isn’t true. I rely on Mr Google for everything including self-diagnosis (drives my doctor crazy), driving distances and even a bit of snooping (don’t tell!). So now I am in a dilemma.
Tripadvisor is a pretty good tool. I always take the really bad comments and the really good comments with a pinch of salt and follow those somewhere in the middle. The sad thing is that it was only a matter of time before this supposedly unbiased website would fall victim to underhand marketers. Now I am wondering about the photos posted online. The huge difference between the professional photos and the travellers’ photos is sometimes astonishing. Is there a better source? It’s not complete (yet) but Oyster.com is a really good website. The photos are taken by professional photographers who are paid to portray all aspects of the hotels and resorts.
The last thing you want to see when you drive up your hotel is something like this….