TripAdvisor unveils list of excellence in the hospitality businesses

Published on : Tuesday, May 31, 2016

tripadvisor certificate of excellenceTripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, announced the list of businesses that have received its 2016 Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.

“With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honors hospitality businesses that have received strong praise and ratings from travellers. Over the years, the Certificate of Excellence has helped raise the bar for the hospitality industry and enabled travellers to identify and book properties that deliver great experience,” said Nikhil Ganju, Country Manager, TripAdvisor India.


A total of 8,502 hospitality businesses in India have been presented with the Certificate of Excellence this year, including 3,642 of accommodations, 2,551 of eateries and 2,309 of attractions.


Top 5 Indian cities with the greatest year-over-year Certificate of Excellence increase
Thekkady (81%)
Thiruvananthapuram (122%)
Rishikesh (127%)
Gurgaon (63%)
Varanasi (118%)
Hampi (120%)
Srinagar (57%)
Mysuru (90%)
Mysuru (108%)
Munnar (49%)
Kolkata (86%)
Jaipur (89%)
Ahmedabad (46%)
Pune (71%)
Thiruvananthapuram (80%)

Top Indian cities with the highest number of Certificate of Excellence recipients

Jaipur (135)
Mumbai (304)
New Delhi (149)
New Delhi (133)
Bengaluru (211)
Jaipur (87)
Bengaluru (97)
New Delhi (207)
Mumbai (79)
Udaipur (88)
Pune (94)
Kolkata (47)
Kochi (86)
Chennai (83)
Chennai (46)

The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travelers 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.


TripAdvisor provides businesses with a suite of free resources to help properties showcase their success. For example, all recipients receive a Certificate of Excellence, which they can display at their establishment, an online badge for use on their website as well as guidelines and best practices on how to promote the achievement locally.


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