Henry Harteveldt   [Posted by Henry Harteveldt]

Hi everyone,

A couple of weeks ago, we asked you to vote for what you'd like us to write on for our next travel eBusiness research report. The winning topic was "Why travelers write ratings and reviews." I'm working on that now — which leads me to today's post.

For those of you who allow travelers to post ratings, write reviews, or share other content, what vendors would you suggest I talk to? What makes them special? We certainly do our own research on this. My colleague Jeremiah Owyang, for example, published a report earlier this year analyzing the nine leading community platform providers.

As I research my report, I certainly want to make sure we explore all options. If there's a company you think I should call, simply post your suggestion(s). You'll make me happier than chocolate if you are able to provide a contact at the vendor as well.

As always, thanks for your time and suggestions.