Friday, January 19, 2007

TripAdvisor feeding controversy

Never let it be said that TripAdvisor would prefer to shy away from contributing to any bad news for hoteliers.

This week the user review website revealed the great, the good and the grimy of the UK hotel scene.

Unfortunately for the Britannia Hotel in Stockport, which has been on the receiving end of less than positive media reports about its uncleanliness anyway, the news that TripAdvisor had named the establishment as the dirtiest in Britain came as yet another blow.

[Read the Manchester Evening News story here]

Since the roll call of the grubby was produced earlier this week, TripAdvisor representatives have apparently been in high demand from local media around the country, desperate to hear about the state of a local hotel, especially the dirty ones.

In the case we think the slogan "any publicity is good publicity" probably doesn't count for these hotels!

Kevin May, editor, Travolution

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