If you choose a hotel based on glowing social media comments — "OMG, I love this place!" — you may be relying on bogus or insufficient information.
That assessment came from Market Metrix, a Bay Area-based hotel market research company, in a study that found up to 40% of reviews could be made up or even paid for by the hotels. More
Martin, H. (November 18, 2012) Can you trust online hotel reviews? The debate heats up
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