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Answered

Traveller Review Award 2021!!!

Hello everyone,

Is there an announcement from BDC when the Traveller Review Awards 2021 will be available???

 

Wish everyone a happy afternoon!!!


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BrookAve

 

Hi

 

I did a google search to see when the last one was , looks to be around Dec 17th 2019. 

Maybe it will be around then in a weeks time.

 

 

Kind Regards

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M Adamopoulou

Thanks Barry for your help.

"The 2020 edition review score was based on the average score of all guest reviews published on the Booking.com website and app between 30 October 2017 and 30 October 2019." 

I was wondering will there be awards every year or every three???

 

Thanks again for your kind reply and have a nice Sunday afternoon.

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michael beeston

Thanks Maria for asking the question. I have not heard anything from BDC regarding the Travel Awards and due date for everyone..Maybe Sergio or the support team can find the answer for us..In the meantime Merry Xmas to Everyone.

 

Lets hope 2021 is a Great Year and we can ALL look forward to a "Big Boost" to our guests and accommodation All over the World.   Michael and Rita.

 

Barry I think you are right ..late December 2019.

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M Adamopoulou

Hi Michael and Rita!

 I guess BDC is the only  who can enlighten us in this matter...

 

Review Awards are very important and certainly a boost for everyone...in these hard times...

 

Wish you a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!!!

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Aaltje B.

Merry Christmas for all hosts with lots of stars. 

 

Greetings from New Zealand. 

 

Aaltje B. 

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M Adamopoulou

Same to you Ella!!!

Wish this year is a shining year for all of us!!!

 

Cheers!!!

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Antica Pusterla

Hello Pilly, thanks for the update. So the final calculation for the average score has been calculated with scores as they were displayed on December 1st but will include reviews from 1 August 2018 to 30 October 2020, correct?

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Pilly - Partne…

Hello Antica, 

Thank you for the question which prompts us to check our info. The correct info is that the final calculation for the average score is the score that is displayed on December 1st but will include reviews from 1 August 2018 to 30 November 2020 (the original FAQ says October). 

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M Adamopoulou

Hi Pilly!

 

Thank you very much for great news!!!

 

Wish you a beautiful afternoon.

 

 

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michael beeston

Well done Maria for starting the "Ball"  rolling...........You are a Star ...........Still pouring with rain in Queensland..............ahhhhhh !! floods fires and Covid.LET US FORGET 2020.

 

Once again Merry Xmas everyone and lets get 2021 MOVING....Michael and Rita.

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M Adamopoulou

Thanks Michael!!!

Let’s rock n roll!!!

 

Best wishes for you and Rita and a very Happy New Year!!!

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M Adamopoulou

No...I didn't...

Unfortunately, due to Corona,I don't think I will get an award this year...

 

Did you receive yours???

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michael beeston

Hello Maria and Bojkov&KO..................No not heard anything yet .has anyone recieved any information ????...........Its early Jan but I thought BDC would have been ready to go ...............last years Rewards came  so quick..anyway lets wait and see what happens..............and YES Maria still raining and for summer coool  only 22/25..very unusual for Queensland.

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M Adamopoulou

Hi Michael!

I guess you have to wait a little more for your Excellent Award...

Never seen an accommodation with only tens and so amazing comments...

You and Rita are doing a fabulous  job...maybe you should arrange a private conference only for us...

 

 

We have light winter...actually still fall... 18-20 degrees...even the nights are mild...and the full moon a beauty!!!

 

Wish your rains stop...

 

Cheers!!!

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michael beeston

Thanks Maria................Lovely pics and yes more damn rain !!!!.ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

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michael beeston

Regarding reviews ..How do we handle this one...........Two weeks ago a lady and her husband booked and stayed for 4 nights.she then wrote a lovely review saying best apartment ever and will definitely will be back BUT only gave 8.5 for Comfort !!!.I rang her and said why 8.5 for comfort when you loved the property.Her answer.."I thought it meant the comfort of the bed ??.........Now can anyone tell me what does Comfort actually means !!! ..In my opinion we should NOT HAVE Comfort or Location in the reviews ......purely unescesary  in my own humble opinion...............We had a complaint many years ago ..READY !! your ad said close to the Beach its 300 meters away, too far to walk.hahahahahah !!!..and she was honest, unbelievable.!!!

I rang BDC but could NOT change the review through BDC.

 

Would love to see some answers from all Hosts regarding the review system AGAIN...........Hello 2021  (Finally and GOOD BYE a disastrous 2021.)

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M Adamopoulou

Oh Michael!!!

You know how difficult guests are to please!!!

They can drive you mad sometimes!!!

 

Last summer I had a guest that actually begged me to allow him to bring his mother-in law.

My Studio can only sleep four people so I had to make arrangements for an extra bed.

 

In his review he gave me 9 for comfort because of the extra bed being in their way!!!

 

Location!!!

Another huge problem!!!

Some guests have given me 7.5 for location because my property is in the village up the hills...

It is clearly stated in my listing that we are up the hills but guests don’t care to read...don’t care  to search...they like to make complaints...

 

Maybe a Review System with only comments would be more fair...

Guests could describe what exactly they liked or disliked...

I really don’t know if any Review System could be fair...people are just hard to please...

 

2021 will certainly be a  brighter year!!!

 

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ANGELINA'S HOME

We love to host anyway. But I think everyone of us, have met polite guests or not, sometimes. The best think in my opinion is that we probably, can review them too. To mark a suggestion perhaps.

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M Adamopoulou

Hi Angelina and welcome to the Partner Community.

 

Unfortunately, the review system does not allow us.

Συγχαρητήρια για το βραβείο σας κ εύχομαι τους καλύτερους πελάτες.

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michael beeston

well said.......................Michael.

 

Guests .ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! (only some)

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M Adamopoulou

Only some...life is too short for worries Michael...

We keep on loving what we are doing...there is always a dragon in fairytales....ha...ha...

 

May 2021 be full of amazing experiences!!!

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Aaltje B.

Hi Michael and Maria, 

 

Yes, I understand! 

Finetuning this review system is the best answer,for the developers of the review system

.... if only everyone could speak the same language, and their understanding lines up with ours....Our task  is to be as specific as can be. 

Anything that could be interpreted in different ways is food for misunderstanding. 

With you two having 9 plus for reviews I wouldn't worry too much about the odd misunderstanding. 

Overall your units will stand out for exclusiveness, above average hospitality and being absolutely committed hosts. 

You are doing a marvelous job. Just keep shining in the new year :) :) 

 

Big hug from the Dutch Kaka Point lady    

 

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M Adamopoulou

Ella, thank you for your compliments...

 

Keep on inspiring us...your writing is fabulous...it warms our hearts and minds...

 

Its a pleasure having you in the Partner Community...Wish we could meet one day....maybe in Netherlands!!!!

Cheers!!!

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Aaltje B.

Who knows, the Netherlands...... I wish !!! 

When we are allowed travelling again in NZ ....not sure. 

Fingers Crossed!!! XXX

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M Adamopoulou

Fingers crossed!!!

Hope vaccine will soon be available to all of us so people can feel safe to travel again!!!

 

Have a nice afternoon!!!

 

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michael beeston

Hi Aaltje B...................Thank you from both Maria and I.........I talk to Maria all the time on whatsapp (we have become great friends and one day Inshalla !!! we will all meet together somewhere.............Hopefully BDC will have a meeting in this part of the World one day instead of always in Europe.??? )

Aaltje............Rita (my partner) is Belgium so she is always swearing at me in Flemish hahahahaha.................Yes the review system could definitely be improved ..Maybe BDC should ask us as well for some suggestions, especially from some of our "outspoken" Community Partners......They know who I mean..................Another two ten reviews this morning ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!  Wonderful.  Take care and lovely to talk........Rita and Beast.

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M Adamopoulou

The Beauty and the Beast....you mean!!!

 

Inshalla...Inshalla...my friend...

Michael, can you please guide Aaltje how you found me because she wants to contact me personally...

 

Hope BDC can support your amazing ideas!!!

 

Cheers!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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michael beeston

Beauty and The Beast hahahahaha Love it...Aaltje..........go to google and install whats app and then send an invitation to Maria...she will return the invitation and "bingo" you are on...its a wonderful app and we use it everywhere in Aussie and The World....Good Luck

 

The Beast hahaha

 

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M Adamopoulou

Bingo!!!

You can find almost anyone in WhatsApp...

It has saved me...all of my guests contact with me through WhatsApp...

Thanks Michael🍸🍸🍸

 

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michael beeston

Hi Guys....another question (maybe Sergio/Phily can answer ??)  I have just received another 10 review of Everything (ahhhhh!!) But no comments , does this still go published or not ???? and is it included in the review calculation ??...........Interesting question.

 

Maybe booking.com should tell the guest not only score BUT write a review comment.???

 

almost time for a whiskey and yes ..Damn Raining !!!!..still.

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Pilly - Partne…

Hello Michael, 

Congratulations on the perfect 10 score from this guest.

The score is what gets included in the review calculation so it does not really matter if there are no comments. We do encourage comments from guests because it is lovely to hear what they enjoy about their stay but alas, we can't force them to write it.

Hope this helps. 

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michael beeston

Thank you Pilly................much appreciated the answer..............now for MORE 10,s..haha Thank you Michael.

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M Adamopoulou

Hi Michael,

Have you received your digital Reward???

 

Our mountains are finally white...winter is here!!!

 

Cheers!!!

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M Adamopoulou

I don't believe it...it still rains???

 

We still have sunshine!!!

Our planet has gone crazy...

 

Michael, maybe you should start a new conversation by creating a new post...just a thought!!!

Yes....I think it's a good time for a whiskey even in this part of the world!!!

 

Cheers beast!! 

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M Adamopoulou

Hi Michael,

 

I just noticed that your property link is missing in your profile...

 

Please add you fabulous Pinnacle so partners can visit!!!

 

Cheers!!!

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michael beeston

The Pinnacle Apartments Gold Coast Australia....................tried to get on but my password is not working....will try later... .busy busy..............

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M Adamopoulou

Michael Good morning 😃 

Your property is still missing!!!

 

Busy...busy...means...bookings....that’sgreat...

Hope rain has stopped...take care...

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michael beeston

ummmmm..strange will chase up  Thanks  ..some bookings BUT we have just had a Border closure at 6pm TONIGHT....ahhhhhhhhh!!  lost 4 more bookings !!!.awful.

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M Adamopoulou

Sorry to hear that...

What do you mean by border closer...region closer???

 

We also have a close down between regions...

 

Corona is not letting us to enjoy our lives...

 

Take care!!!

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Aaltje B.

Hi Michael.... 

Do you mean boarder closure of Australia ? So people were able to book your place from abroad all this last year up to now. ?... 

Greetings Aaltje. 

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michael beeston

Hi Aaltje...............yes we have had some bookings from overseas BUT they have been in Australia for some time...........Only on Friday (due to a virus in Brisbane) the Government of Queensland has stopped people coming from Brisbane to Surfers.........only 110 klms ..away....how do you stop 1,0000s of people ???.anyway 4 cancelations...awful.

 

and.NO ONE has taken up the vacant apartment YET !!!..people are frightened ..including me.

 

As I keep saying to Maria.....Time for another Champagne .....be safe.

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M Adamopoulou

So I understood right...

 

Our Government don't allow people to move from one region to another approx 50-60 kilometers apart...but Greeks organize biggggg parties to be held in Dubai!!!

 

The sad thing is that last week many people returning from Dubai were found having the disease!!!

 

So let's stay at home and be safe enjoying bubbles!!!

 

 

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Aaltje B.

Oh thats no good ... 

I am mending overalls . 

Saves big bucks 😉

 

Cheery  

Aaltje .