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Community Guidelines


1. Purpose and Mission

Our mission is to create a welcoming and engaging environment where people from all around the world and locals can share their experiences, make recommendations, and connect with others interested in tourism. We aim to foster positive interactions and valuable discussions about places to visit, eat, stay, and enjoy local attractions and events.

2. Respectful Communication

  • Be Respectful: Treat all members with respect and courtesy. Any form of harassment, hate speech, or discriminatory remarks based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or political beliefs will not be tolerated.
  • Language Use: Use appropriate language. Profanity, defamatory, offensive, or violent language is prohibited.
  • Constructive Discussions: Engage in constructive discussions and avoid trolling or deliberately disruptive comments.

3. Content Guidelines

  • Quality Content: Share high-quality, relevant content. This includes blog posts, text, photos, recipes, videos, and various types of polls.
  • No Spam: Avoid posting spam, advertisements, or irrelevant content. Promotion of competing products, services, or brands is not allowed.
  • Accuracy: Ensure that the information you share is accurate and helpful. Misleading or false information will be removed.

4. Privacy and Safety

  • Personal Information: Do not share personal information about yourself or others without consent. Respect everyoneโ€™s privacy.
  • Safety: Do not post content that could lead to physical harm or promote illegal activities.

5. Monetization and Advertising

  • Paywalls and Paid Groups: Utilize the various content types available, including blog posts, videos, photos, recipes, and polls. Embed content like YouTube videos and audio files to enrich the community experience.
  • Advertisements: Advertisers can place their products or services in the appropriate niche within the community. Ensure that advertisements are relevant and non-intrusive.

6. Content Types and Listings

  • Variety of Posts: We support the use of paywalls and paid-access groups. Ensure that these are used to enhance the community experience and provide value.
  • Listings: Use listings to share recommendations on places to visit, eat, stay, and enjoy local attractions and events.

7. Enforcement and Moderation

  • Report Violations: Report any content or behavior that violates these guidelines. Our moderation team reviews reports and takes appropriate action.
  • Consequences: Violations may result in content removal, temporary account suspension, or permanent account ban, depending on the severity and frequency of the violations.

8. Feedback and Updates

  • Community Feedback: We value your feedback and encourage you to share your thoughts on how we can improve our community guidelines and overall experience.
  • Regular Reviews: These guidelines will be reviewed and updated regularly to ensure they remain relevant and effective.

By following these guidelines, we can create a vibrant and supportive community that enhances the tourism experience for everyone involved.

The US Tourism Team

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