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A question was asked in another post:  "Please remove the Lisa Lutoff-Perlo forum from it's locate inside the Celebrity forum; it makes navigation difficult, especially on a mobile device".


I've paraphrased the above, and don't disagree with the statement.   We like to leave these Q&A's available for folks who do not visit the forum as frequently as our "regulars" do.   We will remove it by COB today.


In that same topic:  Member Miched said:

"Even though it is a Cruise Critic Forum it doesn’t mean that X can’t own the or pay to run the Celebrity section.   Cruise Critic isn’t just a stand alone forum it is owned by a group that owns many travel agencies and etc.

It is standard practice today for many places to rent, lease or whatever you want to call it to 3rd parties.   Casinos lease out their theaters,  space in the casino for restaurants, and sometimes others that own or manage the hotel section.   

Food chains lease out space in their store for products that are stocked by the vendors such as the bread, candy, snacks, cereal, beer, wine and liquor sections .....

There is money to be made from a forum.   A neighbor of my daughter runs a Ford GT forum.   He didn’t do anything else and showed her his income.  It was in the  6 figures.    How many do you think would be on that forum compared to something like Cruise Critic?  

My comment is just a comment and that is all, but something to think about as to why it has been on here so long."


We normally do not share our business plan but I think it matters in this instance.  Q&A's aren't owned, sponsored or paid for by any entity.  Guests are asked to participate.  In addition, no forum on Cruise Critic is paid for, or sponsored by a cruise line or any other business.  You may see links in forums, but they are clearly marked as "Sponsored By'.


Even more important to clarify is that Cruise Critic is not owned by a group that owns many travel agencies.  We are part of the TripAdvisor family and have been since 2007.


I hope this info clears up some misconceptions for you.  If you have any questions please feel free to write me directly at: community@cruisecritic.com

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Thanks for the explanation and for listening in regard to removal of the LLP Forum. 🙂

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Thanks Laura. Your help and explanations are appreciated.

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