One of the criticisms of travel review websites is that they can be manipulated by people to either build up their own reputation or tear down the reputation of a competitor. We are sure that most of these websites do their best to avoid this happening since their reputation (and their income) derives from people trusting that the information provided on their site is honest and accurate.
Still, they can be manipulated. We want to pass on an article written by Arthur Frommer, the venerable travel guide publisher about a restaurant that got great reviews for a period of several months on a major travel review website despite the fact that it did not exist.
So by all means visit those travel review websites. They will give you a general idea if an attraction, restaurant or tour company is reliable….just don’t use that as your only resource. Do some additional research.
This is why we offer tips on how to choose a Catholic tour company, ways to check on a company’s reputation and how to evaluate an itinerary on our main website. It will help greatly if you can make an informed decision based on solid information from more than one source.