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What is the Certificate of Excellence?

About the certificate

The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence honors select accommodations, attractions, and restaurants that consistently demonstrate a commitment to hospitality excellence.

TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the Certificate of Excellence honorees that takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period as well as a business’s tenure and ranking on the Popularity Index on the site. To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, 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.

Owners: How to promote your certificate

If you are an owner or business representative, congratulations if you received a Certificate of Excellence! You deserve to be proud and travelers will want to know about this recognition.

Visit the section of your Widget Center called 'Display your rating and reviews' to download a badge to display on your website. You can also have a paper version of the certificate sent to you in the mail.

Visit TripAdvisor Insights for additional tips to promote your achievement!

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