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DE selection?

Toronto, Canada
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DE selection?

Wondering how a Destination Expert is chosen/selected? What's the process to becoming one? Read somewhere it was nominations.(?) Is a time commitment required?

(I have posted here for years, travel to PDC about 3x per year, eat in Town most nights, have done extensive list of AIs and some boutiques, many,many excursions, car rentals,and DIY adventures.

I try to keep my comments positive....) #STILLAROOKIE

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1. Re: DE selection?

Wonder no more - https://www.tripadvisorsupport.com/hc/en-us/…

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2. Re: DE selection?

What I wonder is how a destination expert constantly gives wrong info and is still considered an expert?

Calgary
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3. Re: DE selection?

If someone, DE or otherwise, is consistently giving misinformation, there are polite ways to point it out on the thread(s) in question.

So far as I know, DEs don't get stripped of their DE status simply for being inaccurate or misinformed. Contravening TA rules and/or generally being rude and belligerent will result in a DE being either temporarily or permanently suspended from the forums and/or banned from TA altogether. (Of course, that's assuming someone reports them.)

Remember, just because a DE holds a different opinion to yours, that doesn't necessarily make them wrong.

;-)

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4. Re: DE selection?

I have sent my nomination !

Vancouver
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5. Re: DE selection?

I have nominated a few DEs in my past

Those that represent many resorts/hotels (not a one resort cheerleader)

Some accepted/some not

No reason given

Toronto, Canada
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6. Re: DE selection?

Thank you everyone!

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