Old Nov 30, 14, 2:27 pm
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ingy
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Originally Posted by cruisr View Post
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I am certain point bloggers stay in bad 4 and 5 star hotels. My complaint is, are the hotels called out if they are poorly managed and/or ripping off customers?

Or do the bloggers just remain silent, describing the positive features while continuing to cash their checks?

I think the above two sentences say it all. Don't bite the hand that feeds you is their motto.[/QUOTE]

Personally, I think you are overreaching when you think hotel programs "feeds" bloggers. They may get a comp or two (I never did) but I never felt any pressure to only highlight the positive from any chain. Most hotels I stay at are not corporately owned or controlled.

I think your suggestion may hold more water with the airlines than hotel programs. Just personal opinion of course
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