Excellence awards from travel website

The Clare Champion,
Friday, May 31st, 2013




The world’s largest travel website has presented two excellence awards locally.

Clare Museum in Ennis has been awarded a 2013 certificate of excellence from Tripadvisor.com while the site also awarded the Ardilaun Guesthouse with the same prestigious award.

The award places both Clare Museum and the Ardilaun in the top performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on Tripadvisor. The award is given to businesses that consistently earn high ratings from Tripadvisor travellers.

The museum is currently the number one attraction on Tripadvisor out of 13 reviewed attractions in Ennis.

‘We are delighted to receive the award’ explained John Rattigan museum curator. He added, ‘The accolade is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on Tripadvisor.com. Museum staff and management have worked hard to increase the quality of the visitor experience in recent years and have consciously extended Clare’s cead mile fáilte on a daily basis.

The Ardilaun Guesthouse which is situated on the Galway/Gort Road is operated by the Purcell family for the past 15 years and has previously been awarded the Gulliver Ireland Guesthouse of the Year (Shannon Region) and an Irish Tourist Board merit award.

Winners of the certificate of excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website, with only the top 10% receiving the prestigious award.

The award is given to outstanding hospitality businesses that have received praise and recognition in reviews by Tripadvisor travellers.

Stephen Kaufer, president and CEO, Tripadvisor, said ‘The certificate of excellence award provides top-performing establishments the recognition they deserve based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers’.

To qualify for the certificate businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travellers on Tripadvisor. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the past 12 months.

TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel site, with more than 50 million unique monthly visitors and over 60 million reviews and opinions.

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