Scraping TripAdvisor Hotel Data

WebHarvy is a generic visual web scraper which can be configured to scrape data from any website. In this article we will how WebHarvy can be used for scraping TripAdvisor Hotel Data.

Scraping TripAdvisor

WebHarvy’s point and click interface can be used to select hotel details from TripAdvisor website hotel listings like name, price, address, rating/reviews, images, room details etc.

Bypassing TripAdvisor Anti-Scraping Tactics

TripAdvisor website employs anti-scraping techniques to prevent data automation software like WebHarvy from scraping data from its pages. To overcome these blocks we need to tweak some WebHarvy settings.

Open WebHarvy settings and click on Advanced Miner Options button. In the resulting window select value 1 for Maximum number of parallel mining threads.

Scraping TripAdvisor - Miner Options

Go to the Browser tab of Settings window and enable the Use separate browser engine for mining links option as shown below. Then Apply changes.

Scraping TripAdvisor - Browser Options

Since these settings are specific to TripAdvisor website, make sure that you reset settings to default values before attempting to scrape other websites. You can also follow the guidelines provided for scraping data anonymously without getting blocked.

Scraping TripAdvisor Reviews

The following video shows how WebHarvy can be used to scrape TripAdvisor hotel reviews. WebHarvy can scrape review details like title, review text, reviewer name, votes etc. from TripAdvisor reviews. The video also shows how the full text of long reviews can be revealed before selecting them for scraping.

Try WebHarvy

We highly recommend that you download and try using the FREE evaluation version of WebHarvy available in our website. To get started please follow the link below.

Getting started with Web Scraping using WebHarvy

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