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Register now: “Reviews, Responses, and More” live discussion

Want answers to some of your most important TripAdvisor questions? Now’s your chance!

Join us in a live panel discussion on July 2nd with our Director of Content Moderation and Senior Manager of Global Customer Support to get tips from our experts on getting more reviews, writing compelling management responses and more. Over 3,000 people have already signed up – don’t miss out!

A 15-minute live Q&A will take place after the session.

What: Reviews, Responses, and More: Advice from Customer Service

When: Tuesday, July 2 from 11AM EST to 12PM EST

Who: Adrianne Kocinski, Director of Content Moderation and
Sibu Thomas, Senior Manager of Global Customer Support

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The 5 properties with the most Management Responses

Management Responses are a great way to show past and future guests that you value customer service and feedback. As you saw in a recent post, the number of Management Responses on TripAdvisor is growing exponentially each year. We would like to congratulate the all-time top five contributing properties, highlight what they do right, and look at what other properties might glean from their best practices

5) Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
London, UK
1235 Management Responses

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What they do right: Clarify or reiterate what their property has to offer.  With this approach, you can effectively use each response as both a reply to a previous guest and a marketing touch to prospective ones.

4) Ocean Blue & Sand
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
1374 Management Responses


What they do right: Thank reviewers for taking the time to share feedback. Travelers don’t have to write a review. Expressing appreciation within your response is an important way of acknowledging that they’re helping make your business a better place.

3) Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
1465 Management Responses


What they do right: Personalize each response. We discourage properties from posting responses that are clearly based on templates – management comments won’t feel as meaningful if they come across as generic and canned. Referencing something specific that the reviewer has mentioned is a great way to connect with guests.

2) Marina Bay Sands
1608 Management Responses


What they do right: Respond in a timely manner.  When a property replies quickly, it sends the message that customer feedback is of the utmost importance and deserves prompt attention.

1) Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada
1713 Management Responses


What they do right: Share feedback with their staff. Let travelers know that your whole team will benefit from both the positive and negative comments reviewers have passed along.

To see more best practices on how to write Management Responses, see this tip sheet.

Management Response contributions more than double from 2011 to 2012

Since the launch of TripAdvisor’s Management Response feature back in 2003, properties have exponentially increased their communication with past and future guests each year.

From 2011-2012 alone, the number of Management Responses more than doubled, and almost one of four reviews written in 2012 received a Management Response. These stats further point to the growing importance businesses are placing on the value of online reputation management.


What property was the first to ever respond to a review on TripAdvisor? The pioneering hotel that wrote the first Management Response was Boulder Twin Lakes Inn in Boulder, Colorado and they still respond to reviews today. Check back tomorrow to see which properties have written the most Management Responses.

Want to learn more about Management Responses? Check out our guide, which includes step-by-step directions on how to respond to positive and negative reviews.

Baros Maldives: Using Management Responses to connect with guests

Congratulations to Baros Maldives for collecting its fifth annual Travelers’ Choice Hotel Award!

Baros was named to eight Travelers’ Choice Lists:

  • Top 25 Hotels in the World (#8), in Asia (#3) and in the Maldives (#1)
  • Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the World (#18), in Asia (#5) and in the Maldives (#1)
  • Top 25 Hotels for Service in Asia (#21) and in the Maldives (#3)

Exceptional customer service and hospitality has driven Baros’ success. Nearly 90% of travelers give Baros Maldives an Excellent rating. A quick scan of the property’s reviews reveal hundreds of glowing comments like:

“…The pristine waters and clear blue skies that greeted us every day definitely made our holiday in Maldives wonderful, but it was the knowledge that if we needed anything, the resort staff would do their utmost to help that made the holiday a truly amazing experience.” – emailjoannhere, December 29, 2012

Once a review is posted, a General Manager or Resort Manager responds to it within a few days, thanking the guest for staying and for their comments. They also discuss how constructive feedback will be addressed and encourage future stays.

Shuhan A, Resort Manager at Baros Maldives, responded to this review
January 8, 2013
Dear emailjoannhere,

Thank you very much for the detailed review you left with us. We are delighted that you have spent your holidays on our small tropical island and that you enjoyed your stay with us.

I assure you that the details you have mentioned for improvements are closely looked into and will be improved to make sure your next stay will be even more memorable.

Warm Regards,

Resort Manager

This property’s commitment to service is clear even after guests have left for home. Congratulations, Baros Maldives, on your 2013 Travelers’ Choice Hotel Awards! Keep up the great work!

To view the complete list of Travelers’ Choice Hotel winners, visit

Get Ready for 2013: New on-demand webinar!

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*Source: ComScore Media Matrix for TripAdvisor site worldwide, July 2012

Study: TripAdvisor reviews and online reputation management can impact hotel booking

A new study conducted by PhoCusWright® on behalf of TripAdvisor shows just how important TripAdvisor reviews and online reputation have become in the online booking process. Most notably, the study has found that 53% of respondents will not book a hotel that doesn’t have reviews on the site. And an overwhelming 87% agree that TripAdvisor hotel reviews “help me feel more confident in my decisions.”

Additional findings:

  • 74% of respondents state that they write reviews because they want to share a good experience with other travelers
    • Only 5% state that they focus more on the negative when reading reviews to check for hotels and avoid potential pitfalls
    • 84% agree that an appropriate management response to a bad review “improves my impression of the hotel”

“The findings of the TripAdvisor survey reveal that, to thrive, hoteliers must actively encourage their guests to share their candid experiences online and also respond to their reviews when they do,” said Stephen Kaufer, president and CEO, TripAdvisor. “Otherwise, more than half of travelers may either ignore the property or pick a more responsive one.”

To view all of the results, see the infographic below.

Survey shows what attracts travelers to Asia Pacific property pages

The results of a recent TripAdvisor study reveal that Asia Pacific properties saw a rise in owner engagement based on how many reviews, visuals and management responses are on their TripAdvisor pages.


Having more reviews positively affects traveler engagement.

  • Accommodations with 11+ reviews see 10% more engagement than those with fewer reviews
  • Accommodations with 50+ reviews see 42% more engagement than those with 10 or fewer reviews

Management Responses

The more you respond, the better. Properties that write management responses also tend to have higher ratings.

  • Accommodations with more than 5 management responses see 18% more traveler engagement than those with less than or equal to 5 responses


Travelers are drawn to photos and videos – adding visual content can have a big impact!

  • Accommodations with 30 or more photos have 49% more engagement than those with 10 or fewer photos
  • Accommodations with at least one video have 32% more engagement than properties without a video

To encourage reviews, write management responses and post photos and videos, go to your TripAdvisor Management Center. 

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