MAUI SURFER GIRLS EARNS 2016 TRIPADVISOR
CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii – May 25, 2016 – Maui Surfer Girls is proud to announce that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence for the fourth year in a row. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.
“We are proud to receive Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence for the fourth consecutive year,” shared founder and director Dustin Tester. “Our team of top-notch surf instructors not only provide excellent surf lessons, but share the aloha spirit with each and every student. Whether our customers are with us for a few hours for a surf lesson, or for two weeks with our surf camps, they become part of our ‘ohana. We’ve set a high standard for customer’s satisfaction, and our TripAdvisor reviews and repeat customers show us that we are achieving it!”
Tester was also recognized early this year as a Maui Maverick, as part of Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau’s newest PR campaign(click to read blog post). Along with 15 other Mavericks, Tester will host events, demonstrations and discussions, and share their inspiring stories through media interviews, social media, and interactions with the general public.
Now in its sixth year, the Certificate of Excellence program 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.
“With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honors hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers,” said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. “This recognition helps travelers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travelers feel more confident in their booking decisions.”
About Maui Surfer Girls
Maui Surfer Girls was established in 2001 with a mission to build self-confidence in women through the sport of surfing. Maui Surfer Girls builds life-long bonds through a community of strong female role models and has been recognized nationally for their signature surf camps and year-round surf lessons.
TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site**, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 340 million unique monthly visitors***, and 350 million reviews and opinions covering 6.5 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 48 markets worldwide.
TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRIP), through its subsidiaries, manages and operates websites under 24 other travel media brands:
www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.everytrail.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.thefork.com (including www.lafourchette.com, www.eltenedor.com, www.iens.nl, www.besttables.com and www.dimmi.com.au), www.gateguru.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.housetrip.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.viator.com, and www.virtualtourist.com.
**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, February 2016
***Source: TripAdvisor log files, Q1 2016