Tripadvisor has announced that it has now published one billion reviews and opinions.
And to mark the occasion it has released some fun facts about the content that has been submitted to the platform since it was founded 22 years ago by current President and CEO Stephen Kaufer, Langley Steinert, Nick Shanny and Tom Palka.
The most-reviewed accommodation ever, it turns out, is Luxor Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, with over 48,200 reviews.
Luxor Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, pictured, is Tripadvisor’s most-reviewed accommodation ever with over 48,200 reviews
Pictured is London’s Park Plaza Westminster Bridge – the most-reviewed accommodation in the UK with over 23,000 reviews
The most-reviewed accommodation in the UK is Park Plaza Westminster Bridge in London, with over 23,000 reviews.
The most-reviewed restaurant ever is Pasteis de Belem in Lisbon, Portugal, with over 52,600 reviews, while the most-reviewed restaurant in the UK ever is Aqua Shard in London, with over 16,600 reviews.
The most-reviewed attraction ever? That’s the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain, with over 164,200 reviews.
In the UK, it’s the London Eye that picks up this accolade, with over 87,200 reviews.
The longest English language review ever written on Tripadvisor runs to 17,241 words. It was written by @The_Budges about their stay at the Hotel Playa Pesquero Resort in Cuba.
According to Tripadvisor, Barcelona’s Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, pictured, is the site’s most-reviewed attraction ever with more than 164,200 reviews
But it’s @82manuelal from Luxembourg City who is the most prolific Tripadvisor reviewer, with more than 7,000 reviews since becoming a member of the site in 2015.
Tripadvisor reveals that the longest active thread in any of its destination forums is this one: ‘How many days till Maui???’ in the Lahaina Forum, which has 6,809 replies and dates back to October 4, 2006.
The traveller who has posted the most photo submissions is @PaoloRiccardoCarrara, from Rome. He has contributed a whopping 102,272 photo submissions, totalling 313,651 photos.
The UK’s most reviewed attraction is the London Eye (pictured) – it has earned over 87,200 Tripadvisor reviews
The longest English language review ever written on Tripadvisor runs to 17,241 words. It was written by @The_Budges about their stay at the Hotel Playa Pesquero Resort in Cuba (above)
The accolade for the most-reviewed restaurant ever goes to Pasteis de Belem in Lisbon, Portugal. The eatery has racked up over 52,600 Tripadvisor reviews on the site
Coffee and snacks at Pasteis de Belem
The award for the most well-travelled Tripadvisor member goes to @damienstack, who has posted reviews for 176 different countries. He is from Listowel in County Kerry, Ireland, and has actually visited all 193 countries in the world, Tripadvisor says.
Hungry anyone? The three most-mentioned dishes in restaurant reviews are – pizza (10,400,980 mentions), pie (8,467,574 mentions) and salad (7,374,595 mentions).
Finally, there are the reviews from travellers, says Tripadvisor, ‘who didn’t quite “get” the iconic places they were reviewing… ‘
Meh!-mory Lane: Tripadvisor shared reviews from travellers who weren’t impressed by the landmarks they visited – one described New York’s Empire State Building as ‘too tall’
The first-ever Tripadvisor review, pictured, was for the Captain’s House Inn on Cape Cod
Mr Kaufer said: ‘We are so grateful for the contributions that the Tripadvisor community has made over these last 22 years.
‘Trusted reviews and opinions from travellers are the heart and soul of the platform and help make everyone a better traveller, enabling millions of businesses to flourish and drive trillions of dollars in economic value across the globe.’
Feeling nostalgic now? There’s more. Take a peek at the first-ever Tripadvisor forum post, which was submitted on August 26, 2004, and is still visible today. Or the first-ever review posted on Tripadvisor, back in 2001 (pictured above).
All statistics relating to Tripadvisor content were accurate as of January 12, 2022.
TRIPADVISOR’S ‘WRITE A REVIEW DAY’
To commemorate reaching the milestone of one billion reviews and opinions, Tripadvisor is launching Write a Review Day, set for May 3, 2022, and every first Tuesday of May thereafter. The platform is rallying the Tripadvisor community and encouraging travellers to write a review about a recent hotel stay, experience booked or culinary moment at a restaurant ‘in an appeal to offer invaluable guidance to other travellers as they begin to take to the roads, seas and skies again, and to give the tourism industry helpful feedback that may aid in getting it back on its feet’.
Tripadvisor added: ‘Throughout the month of May, ahead of the busy summer season in the Northern Hemisphere, Tripadvisor will continue to celebrate its reviews, forum discussions and community contributions that help provide guidance to others planning their next holiday.
‘Avid reviewers, and even those who have never written a review themselves — positive or more constructive critiques, can use May 3 as a start to celebrate the act of giving feedback all throughout the month. Tripadvisor will help remind travellers how a review has the ability to change lives, guiding those who read them toward incredible experiences that create lifelong memories, and helping those who receive them to get the recognition they deserve or the insight needed to evolve and improve.
‘To take part in Write a Review Day, click here to post a review. Show your support of the travel and hospitality industry by sharing your review on your social media channels with the hashtag #WriteAReviewDay.’