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Hotels at centre of rape allegations promoted on TripAdvisor

Woman told by website to leave ‘first person’ review detailing sexual assault
Christine Dayman, at home in Toronto. Photograph: Cole Burston/Getty Images for The Guardian

Hotels around the world at the centre of sexual assault allegations are continuing to be promoted on TripAdvisor, despite some complainants contacting the travel company to warn them of alleged attacks by staff members.

TripAdvisor is the largest travel site in the world, with 456 million people visiting the site every month to search for accommodation and other hospitality sites ranked according user reviews.

But two women who alleged they were raped by staff employed by businesses currently promoted on TripAdvisor said the company is failing its “duty to public safety” in the way it handles such complaints. They said they fear others are at risk without information about prior alleged incidents being made visible on the business page.

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