Can we really trust Mrs.O Around the World’s travel advice?
Ana Silva O’Reilly is popularly known as Mrs.O Around the World, she’s famous for her love for travel and provides her expert opinion about luxury hotels and all things ‘luxury’. Her loyal followers trust her advice and happily share her experience, but should you?
The Internet and social media sites are crawling with content that can be misleading, leaving a wake of victims behind. We’re commanded to ‘shop here, buy this, stay here, you won’t regret it’ but unfortunately many people do end up regretting their choice. People have found a way to ‘guide’ each other and provide a helping hand by leaving their opinions and ratings about restaurants, accommodation, apps, movies, you name it and people can tell you what they think. This is a privilege for which most are grateful and thanks to Trip Advisor, and similar sites, establishments are forced to ‘put the money where their mouth is’ which in many cases has raised the bar and provided added value to their customers. Social media provides a two way communication between the service provider and the consumer. Which leads me back to my question, should we really trust ‘expert advice’? What can Mrs. O Around the World offer consumers, is she ‘one of us’ or is she setting us up so she can earn commission from establishments that pay well, just so we can fall into another trap? Here’s what I’ve learned about Ana Silva O’Reilly, she’s an educated, hard working and intelligent woman, she’s opinionated and fair which has earned her a spot in the top 10 Best Luxury Travel Bloggers winners for 2014, determined by popular vote. But most of all she is honest, she basis her experience on value and sincerity which is why she has an army of followers. It is not in her interest to mislead people, she will provide a clear understanding and genuine report on her ‘luxury travels’. I’ve also become aware of how influential she is to other bloggers and how much her years of experience in her field of expertise has taught them.
The ‘pack mentality’ has brought our civilisation to where it is now and in order to survive, it is imperative that we work together. It can only bring us further in our evolution as humans. I can only provide you with my own opinion, but in this case I do think that Mrs. O Around the World’s advice can be trusted.
What do you think?