Hawaii Outdoor Guides Honored as a Top Performing Tour Operator as Reviewed by Travelers on the World’s Largest Travel Site

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Honored as a Top Performing Tour Operator as Reviewed by Travelers on the
World’s Largest Travel Site

Kailua Kona, Hawaii/USA – 22, May, 2013 – Hawaii Outdoor Guides today announced that it has received a “http://www.tripadvisor.com“TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to tour operators that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.

SUGGESTED QUOTE: “Hawaii Outdoor Guides is pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence,” said Katie Molzer, co-owner at Hawaii Outdoor Guides. “We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive reviews on TripAdvisor.”

“TripAdvisor is delighted to celebrate the success of businesses around the globe, from Sydney to Chicago, Sao Paulo to Rome, which are consistently offering TripAdvisor travelers a great customer experience,” said Alison Copus, Vice President of Marketing for TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award provides top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers.”

About Hawaii Outdoor Guides
Hawaii Outdoor Guides is an award winning tour operator specializing in small groups and currently offering 6 different tours (daytours and overnight tours) on the island of Hawaii, also known as the Big Island. The company recently introduced a new Volcano Tour that includes personal iPads featuring more biological, cultural, and geological background information about the places visited on the tour as well as family entertainment for the return transfer.
About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers 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, with more than 200 million unique monthly visitors**, and over 100 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30 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 20 other travel media brands:  “http://www.airfarewatchdog.com” www.airfarewatchdog.com,  “http://www.bookingbuddy.com” www.bookingbuddy.com,  “http://www.cruisecritic.com” www.cruisecritic.com,  “http://www.everytrail.com” www.everytrail.com,  “http://www.familyvacationcritic.com” www.familyvacationcritic.com,  “http://www.flipkey.com” www.flipkey.com,  HYPERLINK “http://www.holidaylettings.co.uk” www.holidaylettings.co.uk,  “http://www.holidaywatchdog.com” www.holidaywatchdog.com,  “http://www.independenttraveler.com” www.independenttraveler.com,  “http://www.jetsetter.com” www.jetsetter.com,  “http://www.onetime.com” www.onetime.com,  “http://www.seatguru.com” www.seatguru.com,  “http://www.sniqueaway.com” www.sniqueaway.com,  “http://www.smartertravel.com” www.smartertravel.com,  “http://www.tingo.com” www.tingo.com,  “http://www.travel-library.com” www.travel-library.com,   “http://www.travelpod.com” www.travelpod.com,  “http://www.virtualtourist.com” www.virtualtourist.com,  “http://www.whereivebeen.com” www.whereivebeen.com, and  “http://www.kuxun.cn” www.kuxun.cn.

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, January 2013
**Source: Google Analytics, worldwide data, March 2013