Recognized as a Top Performing Restaurant as Reviewed by Travellers on the
World’s Largest Travel Site
Goderich, Ontario, Canada – June 20, 2014 – Celebrating its 40th year, Benmiller Inn and Spa is now also celebrating an award from the world’s largest travel website.
On June 19, the Benmiller Inn restaurant received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. This award continues to establish Benmiller Inn & Spa as one of the best restaurants in Ontario.
To determine Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm that takes into account customer review ratings (businesses must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five,) as well as volume and recency of reviews. Length of time in business and popularity ranking on the TripAdvisor site are also taken into account.
“There is no greater seal of approval than being recognized by one’s customers,” said Dawn Beach, General Manager at Benmiller Inn & Spa. “With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence.”
“TripAdvisor is pleased to honour exceptional hospitality businesses for consistent excellence,” said Marc Charron, President of TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award gives top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers. From Australia to Zimbabwe, we want to applaud exceptional hospitality businesses for offering TripAdvisor travellers a great customer experience.”
Committed to celebrating Huron County as well, Benmiller Inn and Spa has teamed up with the Blyth Festival to offer special travel packages for the month of July. The Blyth Festival celebrates its 40th season this year.
TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site*, enabling travellers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travellers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching nearly 260 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 150 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 39 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.
TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 22 other travel media brands: www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.everytrail.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.gateguru.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.jetsetter.com, www.niumba.com, www.onetime.com, www.oyster.com, www.seatguru.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.travelpod.com, www.tripbod.com, www.vacationhomerentals.com, www.virtualtourist.com, and www.kuxun.cn.
*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, Q1 2014
**Source: Google Analytics, average monthly unique users, Q1 2014; does not include traffic to daodao.com