November 27, 2008: hotels.com announced it will celebrate the approach of one million reviews on its site with the “Millionth Review” sweepstakes.
November 27, 2008: hotels.com announced it will celebrate the approach of one million reviews on its site with the “Millionth Review” sweepstakes. The sweepstakes, which runs now through Jan. 15, 2009, will award five weekly winners a three-night getaway for two in the United States and one lucky winner a vacation for two to a five-star resort in Bora Bora. All hotels.com guests who write a review during the sweepstakes entry period will be automatically entered to win the international trip.
“At hotels.com, we truly value our guests’ opinions and are proud of the extensive collection of reviews our site offers,” said Scott Booker, chief hotel expert and guest advocate for hotels.com. “The ‘Millionth Review’ sweepstakes is one way we can thank our guests for providing this content that gives fellow travelers the insight they need to find the perfect lodging for each trip.”
hotels.com began offering guest reviews on its site in 2005, receiving its first review on a property in Atlanta, Ga. Over the course of three years, the hotels.com collection of guest reviews (http://www.hotels.com/guest-reviews) has grown to nearly one million with feedback from experienced travelers available on more than 43,000 properties.
“Only people who have booked and completed their stay through hotels.com can post reviews on our site,” said Booker. “So visitors to hotels.com know they are reading honest and unbiased details from guests who have actually stayed at the property.”
In May 2008 the guest review offering on hotels.com became even more helpful to travelers with a new sorting feature. Visitors to the site can arrange reviews by trip type, such as romance, business, family, and friends, making it easier to view relevant opinions from travelers who took similar trips.