Travelers today are innundated with resources to assist in planning trips. Among the tools are first-hand "unbiased" published on the major booking sites, including TripAdvisor, Booking.com, Expedia and others.
But, have you ever wondered, "Who writes these reviews, anyway?"
Olery, a reputation management company, has taken a stab at answering that question and the answers are pretty interesting.
Generally speaking, Olery found that hotels receive about 300+ reviews per year on average and that 46% of travelers post hotel reviews. Reviewer demographics skew slightly towards female guests, with a plurality of reviews being written by 35-49 year-old guests.
Interestingly, guests on vacation and leisure travel – those who are spending their own money – write the majority of hotel reviews.