A woman blames TripAdvisor for her getting thrown from a camel during a 2018 trip to Morocco.
If you’re unfamiliar with TripAdvisor, it is an online platform that allows people to review destinations, hotels, attractions and more. With reviews, other users can decide which are the best places to visit.
In other words, TripAdvisor does not tell people where to go, but advises them through user reviews.
Breanne Ayala says the website is to blame for an accident she suffered when riding a camel. During a trip to Morocco in 2018, the 24-year-old took a sunset camel tour with Viator, a company subsidiary of TripAdvisor.
Why Woman Blames TripAdvisor?
Ayala says the tour company she used informed her the camel was pregnant and would give birth in a month. During the tour, the camel became stressed and ran from the caravan, tossing Ayala to the ground.
She suffered a broken arm in the fall. Ayala’s attorney Andrew Abraham says his client was left hanging off the camel as it ran before finally falling off. Only when the tour owner arrived an hour later was an ambulance called and Ayala needed surgery on her arm.
Certainly, she blames TripAdvisor and says the company breached its contract by not ensuring the tour company was safe.
Furthermore, she says no safety guidelines were provided beforehand. Abraham says the company takes fault because it should check the safety of attractions it advertises.
Who’s To Blame
It is worth noting that both TripAdvisor and Viator put terms and conditions that state they are not responsible for problems caused by tours. Indeed, it says people use them “at your own risk”.
“What was supposed to happen didn’t happen, and I don’t think you can say, ‘It’s at your own risk, too bad,’” Abraham said.
While the woman blames TripAdvisor, we can see the counter argument. Let us know below whether you think TripAdvisor is to blame.