Professional travel guide is a travel site that claims to be the world’s most comprehensive source of “professional” information on hotels, destinations, restaurants and activities. The term “professional” refers to travel experts and agents (as opposed to user-generated content). In other words “industry insider” insights are now available to the everyday traveler. Professionaltravelguide has the following in its favor

– The world’s largest hotel database – 159,000 hotels worldwide
– 10,000 professionally authored, unbiased hotel reviews
– Free destination guides to 7000 travel hotspots and free, customizable e-guidebooks

Sounds like a robust menu to start off! Will the professionals take away from the pervasive, powerful influencer – user generated content? Only time, eyeballs and room-nights sold will tell!

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Vijay Dandapani

Co-founder and president of a New York based hotel company for 24 years. Grew the firm to five hotels in Manhattan and also developed a greenfield project at MacArthur airport, New York. Speaker at numerous prestigious forums including Economy Hotels World Asia, Lodging Conference, NYU, Columbia University Real Estate Roundtable, Baruch College's Zicklin School and ALIS. President and ceo of New York City Hotel Association since January 2017.