Please Note: The TripAdvisor Content API is for consumer-facing travel websites and apps only. The second program, called Worldwide Hotel Program, gets travelers access to the best available rate at more than 40,000 properties worldwide, access to rooms that typically show up on a hotel’s inventory as “sold out” and amenities that vary by hotel but could include breakfast or parking.

In a sternly-worded letter to employees, written before the ranking penalty was removed, the Arbuckles management said “We have been notified by Trip Advisor that an individual within Arbuckles has been submitting fake positive reviews at Downham Market.

In some cases, TripAdvisor may launch promotions to reward with badges and points contributors who have submitted eligible content over a particular time period, in a specific language or for a particular country, or who have used new TripAdvisor products or services.

64 65 ASA commented that “it was concerned that consumers might be fooled by fraudulent posts since the entries could be made without any form of verification,” but recognized that TripAdvisor used “advanced and highly effective fraud systems” in an attempt to identify and remove fake content.

Media Trips are sometimes offered privately to established travel writers, but most often are open to anyone who wants to apply IF you meet certain requirements (such as a documented writing assignment from a publication with a circulation above a specified amount, or a documented minimum level of website traffic on a high-ranking travel blog).