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Things to Do listing guidelines

Basic Requirements

Things to Do on TripAdvisor must meet the following criteria.

Permanent attractions:

  • Must be of interest to tourists
  • Must be family-friendly
  • Must abide by our animal policy
  • Must have an official name and a permanent address
  • Must be open and available to the general public on a regularly scheduled basis
  • Must be open for at least 12 consecutive weeks of the year
    • Exception: Performances must operate at one venue for at least 24 consecutive weeks of the year
  • Must be currently open or taking bookings for a future opening date

Tours, cruises and classes:

  • Must be of interest to tourists
  • Must be family-friendly
  • Must abide by our animal policy
  • Must have an official name and published phone number or e-mail
  • Must be a tour company, not an individual tour
  • Must operate for at least 12 consecutive weeks of the year
  • Must have an official website that offers a sample itinerary, which includes:
    • duration of tour
    • description of what is included in the tour
    • name of the city from which the tour departs
  • If offering classes, must offer single-day classes
  • See Tour listing guidelines for more

Restrictions

The following do NOT qualify to be listed as Things to Do:

  • Classes, workshops, courses or retreats that take place over multiple days
  • Businesses that violate our family-friendly criteria
  • Businesses that violate our animal policy
  • Cities, towns or airports
  • Events, festivals or other term things to do submitted by users
    • Note: Some events are listed on TripAdvisor, but they are editorially selected.
  • Travel agencies (unless they meet specific guidelines ) or other re-sellers of activities or services
  • Ticket sales companies
  • Internet/Mobile Device based businesses or activities
    • Booking/bookings platforms, online retailers, etc.
    • Mobile apps, self guided tours, etc.
  • Businesses or clubs that require an application or membership to join/use the facilities
  • Chain stores (except the flagship location)
  • Car hire, hire of electronic equipment or hire of personal items
  • Event planners: Wedding planners, concierge services, photographers, event organisers, etc.
  • City discount cards or city passes

Things to Do Categories

Things to Do display under different categories of attraction types.

See Things to Do categories for detailed descriptions of what qualifies to be listed and what does not.

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