Hi all just had message from the gods.
Dear TripAdvisor Member,
Thank you for your email regarding our private message feature.
Due to some complications within a few member accounts yesterday, we
had to disable the private messaging tool temporarily. We are busy
repairing the tool and plan to turn private messaging back on by the
end of the day. We work hard to avoid any inconveniences like this,
and apologize, in advance, if any of your messages were inadvertently
We are speedily trying to solve this issue, so please check back later
today. Please let us know if you experience any further difficulties
once the feature is back online.
The TripAdvisor Team
Dont know if this will be any help.
For all those that have had or having problems.