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Destination Expert?

Upstate New York
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Destination Expert?

Was always curious what constitutes someone to be a destination expert. Is it knowing a lot about a certain place or does Trip Advisor

appoint this title? Thanks...

Central PA
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1. Re: Destination Expert?

From the TA website:

"The destination experts are a team of active TripAdvisor members who have demonstrated that they are helpful contributors who take pride in creating a welcoming and supportive environment on the Forums. They are not TripAdvisor employees or representatives, and they are not required to live in a destination to be designated as a destination expert nor are they expected to address every comment posted on the Forums. They are simply great people who volunteer their limited free time helping travelers like you out of the goodness of their hearts and their passion for travel. While our destination experts can be exceptionally helpful and knowledgeable, please remember that they share their personal opinions and recommendations, just as any other member, and their comments are in no way endorsed or verified by TripAdvisor. Our destination experts are human and occasionally will have off-days, but they are otherwise great contributors to the community. If you ever have questions or comments about the destination experts (or if you know someone who should be one), let us know by e-mailing destinationexperts@tripadvisor.com."

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Central Ohio
Destination Expert
for Negril, Port Antonio, Treasure Beach
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2. Re: Destination Expert?

"or if you know someone who should be one, let us know"

I think that's how most DEs become DEs, they are suggested by members.

Then the person "nominated" gets an email from TA asking if they'd be willing to be one.

We get an email every day with a list of all new topics in our forum with a special note next to unanswered questions.

Apache Junction...
Destination Expert
for Montego Bay
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3. Re: Destination Expert?

And you don't have to be an expert in an area to receive the Destination Expert designation. Just be willing to help and share with people.

And there have been quite a few people who have been asked to become a DE but have turned it down for different reasons.

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