Lawrence, KS, June 16, 2016 – eXplore Lawrence today announced that the Lawrence Visitor Center has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.
The Lawrence Visitor Center in the beautiful and historic Union Pacific train depot, 402 N. 2nd Street, services hundreds of visitors each month. Friendly staff and volunteers assist travelers in all of their planning needs – from driving directions to dining options, self-guided tour brochures to local hiking and biking maps and more.
“I am delighted the Lawrence Visitor Center has been awarded Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence for 2016,” said Debbie McCarthy, Lawrence Visitor Center Manager. “This award recognizes & acknowledges both the welcoming approach travelers receive from staff and volunteers and the helpful information provided to those visitors interested in exploring all things Unmistakably Lawrence.”
“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.”
The Certificate of Excellence 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.
About eXplore Lawrence
eXplore Lawrence represents the travel and tourism for Lawrence and Douglas County, Kansas. We are dedicated to creating economic development by attracting visitors, conventions and events to our city.
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.
**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, February 2016
***Source: TripAdvisor log files, Q1 2016