When is a Holiday Inn actually a Rodeway Inn? When you’re booking on TripAdvisor, that’s when. At least that’s what Thomas Burgei discovered when he tried to make a reservation through the site and encountered a TripAdvisor website error that he couldn’t resolve. “This TripAdvisor website error should be easy to fix. It isn’t.”
Adelaide Northrop’s preferred accommodation in St John, U.S. Virgin Islands, is unavailable, so she books an alternative hotel through TripAdvisor advertised as having no cancellation fee. When her first choice suddenly offers her a reservation, she happily confirms. So why does TripAdvisor charge her $911?
“TripAdvisor left me on the hook for a $900 cancellation fee”
Kelly Thomas receives an email announcing a hard-to-believe Booking.com promotion. It says that during her upcoming hotel stay in Dubai, she can enjoy unlimited free attractions for herself and anyone else traveling with her. But is this deal too good to be true? “A Booking.com promotion that was too good to be true!”
Maybe you’ve heard about Jason Puerner, or someone like him.
Puerner, a transportation planner from Lakewood, Colo., says he recently rented a Chevrolet Cruze with a pre-existing scratch from Enterprise. After returning the vehicle, he refused to cough up $412 for repairs and ended up on the company’s infamous “Do Not Rent” list. “Travel blacklists: Turning tables on the industry”
The recent passage of the Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 in the House of Representatives raises a new question about the reliability of online reviews for travelers.
“A pending bill would prohibit retribution for negative TripAdvisor and Yelp reviews”