Partners in Google’s vacation rentals feature including Airbnb, TripAdvisor and Holiday Lettings have agreed not to use usernames on guest reviews on the platform. Whereas an Airbnb review will feature the username used on the platform, if the same listing is reviewed via Google it will revert to an “Airbnb.com reviewer”.

Google also only shows guest reviews as static review snippets with no further user information, but according to Google, it is the vacation rental partners themselves that decide what details to send, and many partners don’t send them any reviews at all to accompany listings.

Currently Booking.com and Agoda don’t participate in Google’s vacation rental feature.

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