Tell TripAdvisor to pull out of illegal Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine

“I did the Counter Terrorism Weapons Training Course. It was the highlight of my time in Israel!” - TripAdvisor review of a shooting activity, situated in an illegal Israeli settlement.

Since 1967, when Israel captured and occupied the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, the Israeli government has promoted the creation and expansion of settlements. Settlements have a devastating impact on a wide range of human rights of the Palestinian people, including their rights to an adequate standard of living, to housing, to health, to freedom of movement and to education.

TripAdvisor is boosting the settlement economy and contributing to settlement expansion. The company’s promotion of settlements as a tourist destination helps to “normalise” and legitimise them to the public.

The existence of settlements also cripples the Palestinian economy. In driving tourism to the settlements, TripAdvisor is contributing to these human rights violations.

TripAdvisor is the main focus of this campaign because of the company’s relative importance to the tourism industry in Israeli settlements: TripAdvisor is the most visited online tourism website by foreign visitors to Israel; and it promotes more listings (at least 70) in more settlements (27) than any other digital tourism company - with the exception of Airbnb, which pledged in November 2018 to remove most of its listings in settlements.