The Points Pundit

A full-time marketing strategist by profession, Ashish jumped into the world of travel while looking to explore the world on a shoestring budget as a student. By using miles and points astutely, he traveled initially to over 20 US states and eventually 5 continents. He frequently leverages his marketing acumen to analyze the business side of loyalty programs and travel industry trends . Favorite places to visit and travel: India, New Zealand and Vietnam.

How reliable are Trip Advisor reviews?

In emails seen by the Guardian, a woman called “K” approached TripAdvisor to say she had been raped by a tour guide whose business was being promoted on the website. After contacting the hotel where he worked and reporting him to the police, K wanted to warn other tourists.

TripAdvisor responded by suggesting K could leave a first person review detailing her sexual assault on the website.

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