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TripAdvisor’s Content Policy

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 ensure your content is published as quickly as possible, please ensure your content is:

Family Friendly

To maintain a safe, family-friendly environment, we don’t allow profanity or vulgarities on our site.  We will remove content that contains sexually explicit comments, prejudiced language, threats, or personal insults. Any content that describes or depicts first-hand participation in or advocates for illegal activities will be removed. Content containing extremely graphic descriptions of death, injuries or violent criminal acts will not be posted. We only publish content submitted by travelers 13 or older.

Original

Give us your best, most accurate travel advice and tips— just make sure your content is yours! There should be no extensive quoted material from other sources. Any content plagiarized from other websites, reviewers, property owners, emails, or printed materials will be removed.

Non-Commercial     

Content offered in exchange for personal gain, such as gifts, services, or money, will be removed.  We reserve the right to reject any URL for any reason.

Relevant     

Please ensure content is relevant and helpful to travelers. TripAdvisor does not allow content that promotes intolerance for individuals or groups of people based on their race, gender, religion, sexual preference, or nationality.  Content encouraging a boycott or smear campaign of a property will be removed.

Respectful of Privacy  

We respect your privacy and the privacy of the businesses we list. We want to know about your experience but please keep personal or exclusive information to yourself. Content containing personal financial information, including credit card numbers, loyalty rewards numbers, or other financial information can be removed. This includes both the reviewer’s information and the information of others.

Please do not disclose door codes or passwords of any kind. We allow names to be published to our site. This includes the last names of employees or owners associated with the properties listed on TripAdvisor.

Easy to Read

Help other travelers get the most out of your content by using the correct alphabet for your language and avoiding machine translations that make your review hard to read.

Listed by TripAdvisor

Content must relate directly to the property to which it is submitted, so please ensure you are adding your comments to the correct listing on TripAdvisor.  If you post content to a specific listing on our site it must be for an accommodation, restaurant, attraction or airline that meets our listing requirements.

For more specific guidelines applicable to different content types, please click on the following links:

Reviews

Photos/Videos

Forum Posts

Questions & Answers (Q&A)

Trips

Links

Messages

Usernames/Profiles

Management Responses


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