Most people check a variety of websites and apps for hotel reviews. Photo: Alamy

TripAdvisor, Booking.com have revolutionised booking holidays, but how much can you really trust online travel reviews?

Online travel agents prioritise ‘citizen reviews’ of hotels, restaurants and activities, and most of us rely on them when choosing holidays, but how many reviews are fake and what should we watch out for? We talk to the experts

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Most people check a variety of websites and apps for hotel reviews. Photo: Alamy
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Jamie Carter

Jamie Carter

Jamie has been writing about travel, technology and astronomy for SCMP.com for almost a decade. He's visited over 60 countries, picking up travel hacks and tech tips along the way. However, he's usually in search of wilderness and dark skies to indulge his joint interests of photography and stargazing. Astronomy and travel clash in his latest venture, WhenIsTheNextEclipse.com