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Why we don't have anything in the best travellers choices?

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Why we don't have anything in the best travellers choices?

Dear Travellers,

I've read carefully all the lists with the Best Travellers Choices in 2013.

Nothing Greek is in the lists.

NO BEACHES!!!, NO DESTINATIONS!!!, NO RESTAURANTS!!!, NO HOTELS!!!

NOTHING....NO WINE DESTINATIONS!!!

I think that the travellers who voted are not Travellers!!!

It's impossible and I mean that, IMPOSSIBLE!!! to have no Greek Beach in a list...

or no Greek Restaurant or No destination. Impossible!!!

I believe that your site is not reliable or the votes are fake!!!

Or anthellenic!!!

Waiting for your reply...

Kindest regards,

S.P.

Waiting for your reply

Devizes, United...
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1. Re: Why we don't have anything in the best travellers choices?

Well, they are travellers but for the most part, it looks like they haven't travelled to Greece. Trip Advisor only compiles the votes, they have no interest or mandate to "rig" them, so if no one votes for a place in Greece, or more people vote for other places, then it stands to reason that Greek destinations, beaches, restaurants, or whatever, won't make the top ten.

To suggest that Trip Advisor is in some way "anti-Hellenic" is ridiculous, I'd just cool down a bit.

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2. Re: Why we don't have anything in the best travellers choices?

There are plenty of Greek islands and beaches listed in the Top Europe lists of the different sections. Just because Greece does not feature in the top of the World lists doesnt mean the vote is rigged or fake.

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3. Re: Why we don't have anything in the best travellers choices?

First of all, when someones starts ranting, he / she should be accurate on what he / she is ranting about.

You claim that Greece has nothing referred in the World's Best Travellers Choices in 2013 while, in fact. there is at least one ranking.

And this is actually a top position, #1 in World, in the "Small Hotels" category.

It's Anastasis apartments in Santorini, here: tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Hotels-cSmal…

A Number 1 world wide.

So, don't rant for something you think exists and actually does not exist. There is no conspiracy against Greece or someone behind a curtain. Only thing that gets properties or beaches up that lists is traveller votes.

You deliver a good consistent service or experience? you get the votes. That simple.

If Greece does not have more ( because it has at least 1 ) rankings this happens because travellers did not vote for it. Why? Because they did not like it as much as other destinations.

If we want to excel in lists, we have to excel in reality first.

Edited: 28 August 2013, 12:17
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4. Re: Why we don't have anything in the best travellers choices?

Greece has another top position, #5 worldwide in "Best islands" category and this is for Santorini.

You claim you read carefully all the lists, something you profoundly did not.

Before trying to explain things with blind sentimentalism, be sure you read correctly what you read.

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5. Re: Why we don't have anything in the best travellers choices?

Thank you for the answer.

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6. Re: Why we don't have anything in the best travellers choices?

Thank you for the answer

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7. Re: Why we don't have anything in the best travellers choices?

Thank you for your reply.

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8. Re: Why we don't have anything in the best travellers choices?

Thanks for the reply

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9. Re: Why we don't have anything in the best travellers choices?

Thank you for the answer.

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10. Re: Why we don't have anything in the best travellers choices?

That's a lot of thank yous.