40 Million Reasons to get involved: Making the most of your TripAdvisor presence Nathan Clapton, General Manager, Business Listings TripAdvisor Master Class, Manchester 4 November 2011
Opportunity knocks “ Travel review web sites and hotel reviews on online travel agencies (OTAs) are among the most influential forces most frequently cited by travelers when shopping. -PhoCusWright, Social Media in Travel, June 2010 “
July 2010 Worldwide Uniques July 2010 Worldwide Uniques Million UU’s Million UU’s Source: Comscore, July 2010
Global traffic breakdown, with Europe at #1 Europe 17m North America 15.2m Million UU’s APAC 6.5m Middle East &Africa 1.87m LATAM 2.17m Source: Comscore, July 2010
Management response from owner/manager (Management representation) Sep 24, 2010 Thank you so much for bringing to our attention the issue with your car. Just to clarify the parking garage is owned and operated by the City of Minneapolis and their outside contractor. Yes the hotel is located above the garage and guests are allowed to charge parking to their room. However none of the employees or parking revenues are shared with the hotel. I am so sorry to hear of this incident. We have a great working relationship with the City of Minneapolis and their parking contractor and we as well will voice our displeasure with how their employee handled your situation. Rest assured this is a very unusual circumstance and again offer our apologies. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management response from owner/manager (Management representation) Sep 9, 2010 Dear Robert800, Thank you so very much for the lovely review. We are very delightedthat you enjoyed your stay with us. It has been our goal to ensure that your stay is a Perfect 10. Your comment is very much appreciated. Again, our sincerest thanks. We look forward in welcoming you back at the hotel.
But not this way… “People that lack taste and a life of their own should try to venture out into the real world instead of hiding behind a computer spewing meaningless factless verbiage.” “Prove the date of your stay because such an incident has never been recorded in the archives of our Hotel. We regret that some customers spoil the time by writing negative comments for Hotels.”
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