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This means:

  • Do not post copyrighted material or content published elsewhere.
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  • This restriction includes reproduction of your own reviews, trip reports, travel advice, journals or blogs that you have previously published elsewhere, as well as content written by other authors. We seek to publish original content and avoid issues of ownership and copyright-infringement from any other source.
  • Private correspondence with TripAdvisor staff should not be reproduced, summarised, or discussed in the public forums unless TripAdvisor staff specifically requests it.


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