Palmer, Puerto Rico – June 8, 2016 – Caribbean Trading El Yunque, a souvenir and specialty gift shop in Bo. Palmer, Rio Grande, today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award for 2016, its’ second year in a row. Now in its sixth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience.
When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period as well as business’s tenure and ranking on the Popularity Index on the site. 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.
“Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the entire crew at Caribbean Trading Company and we’d like to thank all of our past customers who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor,” said Timothy Collins, Owner of Caribbean Trading Company. “There is no greater seal of approval than being recognized by one’s customers. We have worked very hard to provide an authentic experience with excellent customer service. 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 honor exceptional hospitality businesses that have received consistent praise and recognition by travelers on the site,” said Marc Charron President, TripAdvisor for Business. “By putting a spotlight on businesses that are focused on delivering great service to customers, TripAdvisor not only helps drive increasing hospitality standards around the world, it also gives businesses both large and small the ability to shine and stand out from the competition.”
About Caribbean Trading Company
Caribbean Trading Company is a specialty gift company founded in Rio Grande in 1998. With two retail stores, one in Palmer at the base of El Yunque, and one on Palomino Island, with the El Conquistador Resort. Caribbean Trading also does corporate gifts for the incentive travel market, and has its’ own line of gourment food products and specialty gifts that highlight the flavors of Puerto Rico. www.caribbeantrading.com
About TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from 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 more than 225 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4.9 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 45 countries worldwide. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.
*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, December 2014
**Source: Google Analytics, average monthly unique users, Q1 2015
Caribbean Trading Company
Calle Principal #4
Palmer, PR 00721