executivetraveladvantage Integrity

executivetraveladvantage wishes to ensure that reviewers are not affiliated in any way with the establishment they are reviewing. By submitting a review, you certify that you are not employed by the establishment, are not related to anyone employed there, and do not otherwise have a business or personal relationship with the owners or managers of the establishment or a competitor that might bias your review. In addition to being a violation of our terms of service and an unethical practice, committing fraud on reviews is also prohibited by the law and regulations in many jurisdictions.

What is considered fraud?

Visitors to executivetraveladvantage.com have the expectation that the site will provide them with unbiased reviews and content for hairdressers, shoe repairers, book shops, attractions, restaurants and other venues. Travellers who wish to share their personal experiences with executivetraveladvantage community provide this content.

executivetraveladvantage is committed to ensuring the integrity of the content it collects and provides to its global community of travellers and businesses.

Any attempts to mislead, influence or impersonate a traveller is considered fraudulent, and is subject to penalties. This may include but is not limited to:

  • Attempts by an owner or agent of a property to boost the reputation of a business by:
    • Writing a review for their own business, or for any property the reviewing party owns, manages, or has a financial interest in.
    • Utilising any optimisation company, marketing organisation, or third party to submit reviews.
    • Impersonating a competitor or a guest.
    • Offering incentives in exchange for reviews, including discounts, upgrades or any special treatment.
    • Asking friends or relatives to write positive reviews.
    • Submitting reviews on behalf of guests.
    • Copying comment cards and submitting them as traveller reviews.
    • Selectively soliciting reviews (by e-mail, surveys or any other means) only from guests who have had a positive experience.
    • Pressuring travellers to remove a negative review on executivetraveladvantage.
    • Asking guests to remove their reviews in return for a discount or incentive.
    • Prohibiting or discouraging guests from posting negative or critical reviews of their experience.
  • Attempts to damage competitors by submitting a negative review
    • Owners and agents of owners should NOT write reviews of direct competitors, even if they are relaying a genuine experience.