These badges are created to flag all safety, health and discrimination issued, that include sexual assault, rape and theft, a spokesperson for TripAdvisor said in a prepared statement released to the media. "Accordingly, you may wish to perform additional research for information about this property when making your travel plans", the warnings read.
They have confirmed that the "badge", displayed at the top of these pages, will stay there for a total of three months.
Spokesman Kevin Carter, said: "We want consumers to see good and bad reviews of businesses".
TripAdvisor flagged Iberostar Paraíso Lindo, Iberostar Paraíso Maya and Velas Riviera Maya.
In the wake of accusations that TripAdvisor had deleted from its site posts about crimes against tourists, the popular travel website has implemented a badge to mark hotels where serious incidents are alleged.
Kristie Love claims to have reported a rape on TripAdvisor's site in 2010 following her vacation at Iberostar Paraiso Maya, an all-inclusive resort in the coastal town of Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Two other women told the newspaper they too were raped or assaulted at a resort in Mexico.
TripAdvisor, which takes up to 15 percent commission on booking, says that it changed its family-friendly forum policy three years ago and had apologized to Love.
These hotels were under scrutiny after a woman claimed that she had been raped by a security guard.
"These badges are meant to be informative, not punitive", he continued. Not only did the Journal Sentinel's report raise concerns that TripAdvisor's policies were enabling assaults that could have been prevented, it also set off alarms that the company might be scrubbing disparaging information from the pages of its advertisers in order to keep them happy-a claim TripAdvisor has refuted.
In a November 2 letter to Maureen Ohlausen, acting chairwoman of the commission, Baldwin said she's concerned that TripAdvisor "may be prioritizing profits over providing and open, honest forum for traveler reviews". "As always, we encourage consumers to do additional research outside of TripAdvisor". The forum post has since been republished by TripAdvisor.
In addition to the warnings, Hoyt said Thursday, TripAdvisor will begin to explain to users why it chooses to reject some reviews and forum posts. "'No, we're not going to call the police ma'am, '" Love told CBS News. Another guest tried to post a review about an alleged 2015 assault but she was unable to provide her account because the company said portions of her comments depended on a third-party medical diagnosis-qualifying them as "hearsay".