Trav­ellers well ad­vised of Whit­sun­days’ ex­cel­lence

Whitsunday Times - - BUSINESS -

THE trav­ellers have spo­ken.

Nearly 100 Whit­sun­day ac­com­mo­da­tion providers, eater­ies and at­trac­tions are among the best Australia has to of­fer.

Whit­sun­day busi­nesses bagged 99 TripAd­vi­sor Cer­tifi­cate of Ex­cel­lence awards for 2015, with 20 of them earn­ing a spot in the TripAd­vi­sor Hall of Fame.

To en­ter the Hall of Fame, busi­nesses must have earned a Cer­tifi­cate of Ex­cel­lence for five years in a row, mean­ing the Whit­sun­days alone makes up 7.5 per cent of busi­nesses in the TripAd­vi­sor Hall of Fame for Queens­land.

The Cer­tifi­cate of Ex­cel­lence award cel­e­brates distinc­tion in hos­pi­tal­ity and is given only to es­tab­lish­ments that con­sis­tently achieve great trav­eller re­views on TripAd­vi­sor.

Cer­tifi­cate of Ex­cel­lence win­ners in­clude ac­com­mo­da­tions, eater­ies and at­trac­tions all over the world that have con­tin­u­ally de­liv­ered a su­pe­rior cus­tomer ex­pe­ri­ence.

In the last year, Queens­land has seen an 87.9 per cent in­crease in the num­ber of Cer­tifi­cates of Ex­cel­lence awarded, with 2146 given out for 2015, nearly dou­bling 2014’s to­tal of 1142.

Whit­sun­days Mar­ket­ing and Devel­op­ment Limited ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor Jeff Aquilina said the awards re­flected the high qual­ity prod­ucts on of­fer in the Whit­sun­days.

“It cer­tainly re­in­forces com­mit­ments from One&On- ly Hay­man, Hamil­ton Is­land, and the re­cent an­nounce­ment of Day­dream Is­land who are in­vest­ing in re­new­ing their prod­uct,” Mr Aquilina said.

“This re­in­forces the Whit­sun­days as one of the world’s lead­ing aquatic and marine des­ti­na­tions.” TripAd­vi­sor for Busi­ness pres­i­dent Marc Char­ron said the or­gan­i­sa­tion was pleased to hon­our ex­cep­tional hos­pi­tal­ity busi­nesses.

“By putting a spot­light on busi­nesses that are fo­cused on de­liv­er­ing great ser­vice to cus­tomers, TripAd­vi­sor not only helps drive an im­prove­ment to hos­pi­tal­ity stan­dards around the world, it also gives busi­nesses both large and small the abil­ity to shine and stand out from the com­pe­ti­tion,” he said.

WIN­NER, WIN­NER: Toni Ward from Whit­sun­day Jet­ski and Tours and Jan Clax­ton from Ocean Raft­ing, at Abell Point Ma­rina, show off their shiny Trip Ad­vi­sor awards.

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