Recently, there has been quite a bit of discussion about the credibility of online hotel reviews. It seems that each review site is trying to come up different method to verify and add credibility to the reviews.We believe the other sites have ignored the most credible source of travel information available and that is the Professional Travel Agent. We believe that travel agents provide a vital knowledge component that should be embraced and not ignored.
Thus, in 2012 our sister site www.ReviewResorts.com will undertake a major initiative to actively seek professional travel agents to post hotel and resort reviews. The combination of traveler user-reviews and those posted by travel professionals will provide an excellent picture of the guest experience provided by a hotel resort.
One of my favorite travel professionals is Mindy Gilbert aka: My Vacation Lady recently posted a very thorough hotel review of the Hyatt Regency Waikiki. My Vacation Lady also submitted a review of the Hyatt Maui . These professional travel agent reviews along with traveler posted user-reviews provide a pretty accurate picture of what the experience is at this hotel.
Travel agents may be wondering what’s in it for them to post reviews? Travel professionals that post hotel reviews on our sister site will get link posted to their website which also helps them gain ranking in the search engines. This also exposes their knowledge, experience and vacation planning services to a wider audience. We call this expanding their online footprint.
At Review Resorts we feel this is a winning combination. So with this post I wish to invite travel professionals to post resort reviews on www.ReviewResorts.com.
Enjoy the journey,