Some of the highest ranked hotels on TripAdvisor reached the top by using fake reviews, a new investigation from Which? Travel has shown.
Holidaymaker photos reveal the reality behind some of the idyllic holidays advertised online. From rusty sunloungers to dingy hot tubs, a report by Which? Travel shows what happens when travel agents over-promise and under-deliver.
A fraudster has been jailed for selling fake Tripadvsior reviews to hospitality companies in one of the first cases of its kind. He was the owner of Promo Salento, a company which sold fraudulent listings to business owners to help boost their profiles on the site.
Little known Travelzoo saw off industry giants to be crowned the best hotel booking site in a survey by Which? Travel. The membership-only site, which is free to join, outperformed its better-established rivals Booking.com and Hotels.com with an overall score of 80%. The surprise result also saw another big player, Lastminute.com, left languishing at the bottom of the table with a mediocre 61%.
Travel agents are still promoting tourist attractions that are cruel to animals, according to research by Which? Travel. Many of the big names, including Tui, Trailfinders and Expedia, claim to...