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Responding to reviews on TripAdvisor - a practical guide for hotels

springnest TRIPADVISOR CHEATSHEET A practical guide for tourism businesses on how to efficiently respond to reviews on TripAdvisor. WHY CARE? WRITE A REVIEW 56 75+ 193+ MILLION MILLION COUNTRIES 56 000 000 people use TripAdvisor to research and review More than 75 000 000 reviews and People from more than 193 opinions have been posted on TripAdvisor world wide. countries have used the tourism businesses each month. TripAdvisor mobile application. 5 TIPS FOR RESPONDING TO REVIEWS Responding to reviews about your business on TripAdvisor shows that you listen to your customers and want to satisfy them. Use it as an opportunity to set expectations for future guests. 1. PLAY BY THE RULES Take a minute to read through TripAdvisor's Management response guidelines, a practical overview of suggestions and requirements for responding to reviews. Find it here: 2. BE QUICK A quick response is appreciated and shows that you care about your guests' satisfaction. It also helps to 'nip an issue in the bud' before it causes further harm to your business or brand. 3. MAKE IT PERSONAL Avoid using a 'one size fits all' response. Guests expect and appreciate a tailored, personalised response addressing the specific questions or comments in their review. 4. SHOW RESPECT Treat all responses like you would treat a guest at your front desk. Always remain polite and professional, even when things get heated. Respect the reviewer's privacy and personal information at all times. 5. KEEP IT SIMPLE Keep your response as short as possible and easy to understand. Avoid jargon and excessive typographic symbols. Remember: Your audience on Tripadvisor stretches way beyond the individual reviewer to hundreds, even thousands of potential guests. POSITIVE VS NEGATIVE ANSWER QUESTIONS APOLOGISE Positive reviews might still contain questions or uncertainties. Responding to Thank the reviewer for sharing their thoughts and apologise for any inconvenience or damage caused. these could inform a broader audience of potential guests. OFFER A SOLUTION SHOW GRATITUDE Explain how the problem will be dealt with or fixed. If it can't be fixed or improved, briefly explain why. While it is not recommended to reply to all positive reviews, thanking a reviewer for his or her kind words could build loyalty and show that you care about the satisfac- tion of your guests. SYMPATHISE People tend to post negative reviews when they are angry explaining to a reviewer that you understand his or her frustration could go AMPLIFY worked up. Simply Feel free to share some of your exceptional reviews with your Twitter followers and Facebook fans. "Remember, TripAdvisor has a dedicated Facebook application for sharing your reviews on your Timeline. a long way. SOURCES springnest Tnooz: TripAdvisor InfoCenter: Hi, we're Springnest. We build simple and Daniel Craig: affordable online markting tools for tourism businesses. y @springnest f

Responding to reviews on TripAdvisor - a practical guide for hotels

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A practical guide or 'cheatsheet' for hotels and tourism establishments on how to respond to reviews on TripAdvisor




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