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Our guidelines for traveler reviews

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We love hearing about your travel experiences and value your contributions to our site! We also want to make sure that TripAdvisor is a safe and trustworthy source for our global community. To help us with this goal, and to get your review published as quickly as possible, please ensure your reviews are: 


To maintain a safe, family-friendly environment, we don’t allow profanity or vulgarities in reviews. We also reject reviews that include sexually explicit comments, hate speech, prejudiced language, threats, or personal insults. So keep it PG-13! Any reviews that describe reviewer participation in illegal activities, including those that advocate or describe drug use in defiance of local laws, will be removed. We only publish reviews submitted by travelers 13 or older. 

Relevant to Travelers

Keep your reviews relevant and helpful to travelers – keep in mind they are reading your review to understand what an experience with the business might be like. For this reason, please don’t include personally insulting language, smear campaigns, or any personal opinions about politics, ethics, religion or wider social issues. If you have a question or comment for TripAdvisor about our moderation policies, you can contact us via the Help Center. Questions directed to property owners or other travelers will be removed. If you do have a question or comment for TripAdvisor users, you can access our forums. Each property has a questions and answers feature on their listing – post your questions to property owners there!


Reviews are most helpful when they provide unbiased advice. We don't allow individuals or entities who own or are affiliated with a property to publish reviews of their business or competing establishments. Reviews submitted in an attempt to blackmail a listing will not be published. If you suspect a review is fraudulent or doesn’t meet TripAdvisor’s posting guidelines, you can use the “Report Problem with Review” feature located at the bottom of each review.

Helpful, First-Hand

Our community wants to hear about your experience. This means no second-hand information, rumors, or quotations from other sources in your review. Please, only provide reviews based on substantial experiences you’ve and be sure to include enough detail in your review that other traveler’s will find your advice helpful.


The best reviews are those that are written within a year of your experience so we can’t publish reviews for an outdated trip. We want to hear about every trip you take, but keep in mind that you can only submit one review per experience with a given property. Additional reviews for a new experience at a restaurant can be submitted one month after your latest review is published. Additional reviews for a new experience at a hotel or with an attraction can be submitted three months after your latest review is published. Airline reviews are different – as long as you are reviewing a unique experience (one review per leg) we have no limits on how many reviews or how often you can submit them. If you want to update your previous review please remove your review via our Help Center and submit an edited version — please know you can only do this once per review!


Give us your best, most accurate advice — just make sure it’s yours! Reviews should contain original content and no extensive quoted material from other sources. Any review content plagiarized from other websites, reviewers, emails, or printed materials will be removed.


Reviews are designed to provide advice to your fellow travelers, not to advertise a service or business. Please don’t include commercial or promotional content of any kind. Reviews that are being offered in exchange for personal gain, such as gifts, services, or money, will be removed. We reserve the right to reject specific content for any reason. We do not allow reviews that contain links to external websites.

Respectful of Private Information

We respect your privacy and the privacy of the businesses we list. We want you to tell us all about your experience but please keep personal or exclusive information to yourself, such as door codes or passwords of any kind. Any reviews containing personal financial information, including credit card numbers, loyalty rewards numbers, or other financial information will also be removed. This includes both the reviewer’s information and the information of others. We allow names to be published to our site; however, we will remove last names upon request. This includes the last names of employees or owners associated with the property you are reviewing. 

Listed by TripAdvisor

A review must relate directly to the property to which it is submitted, so please ensure you are submitting your review to the correct listing on TripAdvisor. For instance, if you intend to review a hotel restaurant but not the hotel itself, please ensure your review is submitted to the corresponding restaurant listing page, not the hotel listing page for that property.

Your review must be for an accommodation, restaurant, or attraction that meets our listing requirements.

For vacation rentals, we partner with and You can visit one of these to list your property.

And for cruise listings, please visit our partner site 

Easy to Read

Help other travelers get the most out of your review by using the correct alphabet for your language and avoiding machine translations that make your review hard to read. Please don't use HTML tags, excessive ALL CAPS, or slang. We have a required character count — fill up the space with details about your trip and avoid content that is not helpful to travelers.


TripAdvisor reserves the right to remove a review or management response at any time for any reason. The reviews posted on TripAdvisor are individual and highly subjective opinions. The opinions expressed in reviews are those of TripAdvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. We do not endorse any of the opinions expressed by reviewers or in management responses. We are not affiliated with any establishment listed or reviewed on this web site.

In accordance with our privacy policy, TripAdvisor does not release anyone's personal contact information.