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App lets hotel owners add TripAdvisor reviews to their Facebook pages

It’s well known that TripAdvisor sees social media network Facebook as a valuable partner, given that the company has long experimented with Facebook apps such as Trip Friends (friend-sourcing reviews and recommendations) and Local Picks (restaurant recommendations).

Today the user-reviews giant unveils The TripAdvisor App for Facebook, a way for hotel owners to pad their Facebook Pages with reviews, ratings, photos, and other content.

Owners can add a TripAdvisor tab to their property’s Facebook Page with the option to display their TripAdvisor ratings, recent reviews, awards, photos and ranking on the site. There’s no coding skill required. The free tool works like a simple Facebook widget.

The app is available through the TripAdvisor Widget Centre. Log into the Management Centre homepage, and navigate to “Free marketing tools.” Then, select the “TripAdvisor App for Facebook.”

Oddly, TripAdvisor’s brochure that explains the app uses a mock-up of a Waldorf Astoria Chicago page, even though the real Waldorf Astoria Chicago isn’t participating so far.

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Sean O'Neill

About the Writer :: Sean O'Neill

Sean O’Neill is a New Jersey-based reporter for Tnooz. He's also a regular contributor to BBC Travel.

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  1. Kris

    This has been live for quite a while!

     
    • Sean O'Neill

      Sean O'Neill

      You’re right. The company “announced” it yesterday, but it’s been live for some time. My mistake.

       
      • Heather Turner

        sorry wasn’t trying to be a nudge :) I just thought it was funny because I had posted about it a month ago, so far all the lodging I know that have installed the app seem happy with it.

         
  2. Heather Turner

    Just to clarify, “Today the user-reviews giant unveils The TripAdvisor App for Facebook”? They rolled that out more then a month ago.

     
    • Sean O'Neill

      Sean O'Neill

      Hi Heather,
      Sorry. A spokesperson at TripAdvisor said “today TripAdvisor announced” but I didn’t realise that it’s the day of the announcement but not the day of the launch.
      Thanks,
      Sean

       
  3. Raj Chudasama

    Good tool to use on Facebook pages. However it’s getting harder for Facebook users to see updates to Pages they already Like as Facebook tries to force Page owners to use Sponsored Listings.

     
    • Sean

      Excellent point, Raj.

       
    • Martin Rusteberg

      absolutely – in terms of reach this seems to not have affected the sites that I administrate, however I have seen that content from other pages does not appear anymore as prominently in my timeline.

      This was a sponsored post that caught my eye as it tackles the issue by the root: http://on.fb.me/W7Gamj though what are you doing with new subscribers/likes?

       
 
 

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