Guidelines for Additional Types of Content

We value your contributions and encourage you to interact with your fellow travelers! We also want to make sure that Tripadvisor is a safe and trustworthy source for travel advice and information. To help us with this goal, we ask that you abide by Tripadvisor's Content Policy and the following guidelines for the types of content detailed below.

Last updated on October 12, 2021


We value your contributions and encourage you to interact with your fellow travelers! We also want to make sure that Tripadvisor is a safe and trustworthy source for travel advice and information. To help us with this goal, we ask that you abide by Tripadvisor’s Content Policy and the following rules for usernames and profiles:

Original

Usernames that infringe on any copyright, trademark, or other legal property rights are prohibited, as are those created for the purposes of impersonation.


We value your contributions and encourage you to interact with your fellow travelers! We also want to make sure that Tripadvisor is a safe and trustworthy source for travel advice and information. To help us with this goal, we ask that you abide by Tripadvisor’s Content Policy and the following rules for messages:

Family Friendly

Use of private messages to harass other users is strictly prohibited. Harassment can be reported while viewing messages.

Original

Attempts to impersonate other members or Tripadvisor Staff or any reproduction of private correspondence with Tripadvisor Staff are prohibited.

Non-Commercial

Business representatives (whether or not they are registered as listing owners with Tripadvisor) may message members, but are asked to identify themselves as such. Offering incentives, discounts, upgrades, or any special treatment in exchange for writing, editing or removing a forum post or review is strictly prohibited, as are threats or pressure to remove negative reviews or posts. Journalists may message members when researching a story, but must clearly identify themselves and the organization for which they work.

Relevant

Contacting multiple members with irrelevant or unwanted private messages is prohibited and will result in your account being permanently disabled. Spam can be reported while viewing private messages. If you are looking for feedback from a large number of travelers, we encourage you to use the Forums or Questions & Answers features of our site.

Unbiased

If you are a business owner or representative, you must disclose your affiliation with your business.


We value your contributions and encourage you to interact with your fellow travelers! We also want to make sure that Tripadvisor is a safe and trustworthy source for travel advice and information. To help us with this goal, we ask that you abide by Tripadvisor’s Content Policy and the following rules for trips:

Unbiased

If you are a business owner or representative, you must disclose your affiliation with your business.

Relevant

Please ensure content is relevant and helpful to travelers. Spam, solicitations, and promotional content that is unrelated to travel and cannot be listed on Tripadvisor will be removed.


Travelers may vote for a review that they find particularly helpful to them, by clicking the button at the bottom of each review.

Helpful vote counts are displayed on each review and in member profiles. These votes do not factor in our ranking algorithms.

Tripadvisor removes votes that fall under any of the following scenarios:

  • Member votes for their own review
  • Duplicate votes
  • Owner votes for a review about their own business
  • Owner votes for a review about a competitor’s business

We value your contributions and encourage you to interact with your fellow travellers! We also want to make sure that Tripadvisor is a safe and trustworthy source for travel advice and information. To help us with this goal, we ask that you abide by Tripadvisor's Content Policy and the following rules for questions and answers:

Relevant

When using our Questions & Answers feature, please keep things relevant to the business listed. Answers should be relevant to the question asked. Because this is a planning tool for future visits, questions or comments about a previous visit are not allowed. We ask that you refrain from comments directed at a representative of the business or another Tripadvisor user. If you wish to enquire about booking or availability, please contact the business directly.

Unbiased

If you are a business owner or representative, you must disclose your affiliation with your business when asking or answering questions. You can register as an owner for your business here.