Many of us use the reviews that people write in to TA to assist us in making our decisions on tours & accommodations. However, what used to be a wonderful idea to help travelers make decisions, has been made a mockery.
Unfortunately, there are a small minority of companies who are blatantly rigging the reviews they receive. It is obvious from the dozens of "one-hit wonders" (people who make only 1 review and never do another) who are leaving incredibly enthusiastic reviews for a certain company. They're totally unreliable. In fact, they're FAKE.
A couple of us have written TA about it, but TA apparently prefers to bury its head in the sand.
The warning? DON'T BELIEVE A REVIEW IF IT IS THE ONLY ONE THE PERSON HAS EVER MADE.
As a matter of fact, I'll go so far as to say that IN MY OPINION, any company that has to resort to a string of one-hit-wonders to promote it to top billing in its category MUST BE PRETTY AWFUL IF THEY CAN'T GET LEGITIMATE GOOD REVIEWS.
I am totally disgusted.