Travellers have spoken: 2017 Certificate of Excellence

Congratulations to the 2017 Certificate of Excellence recipients. This achievement celebrates businesses who have consistently achieved glowing traveller reviews on Tripadvisor over the past year.

About Certificate of Excellence

Travellers come to Tripadvisor to plan and book the perfect trip. Certificate of Excellence celebrates the accommodations, attractions and eateries that make these perfect trips possible.

Now in its 7th year, the Certificate of Excellence designation recognises establishments that consistently earn great Tripadvisor reviews from travellers. Winners include:

  • One-room B&Bs to 600-room hotels,
  • Hidden attractions to world-famous museums, and
  • local cafés to Michelin-starred restaurants.

The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travellers on Tripadvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall Tripadvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on Tripadvisor for at least 12 months.

“This recognition helps travellers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. Tripadvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travellers feel more confident in their booking decisions,” says Vice President of Industry Marketing, Heather Leisman.

What’s new this year

This year we are encouraging recipients to promote their achievement for a chance to win! Our Certificate of Excellence promotional contest includes new and exciting prize opportunities for winners including: free ad space on Tripadvisor, an all-expense-paid celebration event, or a surprise prize. Contest terms & conditions apply, watch for an email with more information!

2016 Certificate of Excellence fun facts

  • The reviews are in: 24% of winners are accommodations.
  • Looking for a great place to eat? Restaurants account for 56% of winners.
  • Talk about attractive attractions: 20% of winners are attractions.
  • In past years, owners have promoted their wins with roadside billboards, bus wraps and even hot air balloon signage.

Additional resources

Congratulations on your Tripadvisor Recognition – Now Spread the Word!
Frequently asked questions about Certificate of Excellence
How to Earn Tripadvisor Awards & Recognitions

Download your Certificate of Excellence Promotional Kit

Download your Certificate of Excellence Promotional Kit

Last Updated: June 22, 2017