Tripadvisor Awards

Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards: What is it and how does it work?

What are the Travelers’ Choice awards?

The Travelers' Choice awards honor travelers' favorite destinations, hotels, restaurants, things to do, and beyond, based on the reviews and opinions collected from travelers and diners around the world on Tripadvisor over a 12-month period.

Tripadvisor’s awards fall into two levels: Best of the Best and Travelers’ Choice.

Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best is our highest honor. The award takes into account the quality and quantity of traveler reviews and ratings, and ranks the very best accommodations, destinations, beaches, restaurants, and things to do in specific categories and geographic areas, as rated and reviewed by travelers. Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best award winners are among the top 1% of listings on Tripadvisor.

Travelers’ Choice, formerly Certificate of Excellence, recognizes businesses that earn consistently great reviews. Travelers’ Choice award-winners are among the top 10% of listings on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice honors select accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently demonstrate a commitment to hospitality excellence.

How are winners selected?

Travelers’ Choice winners are determined based on the quality and quantity of traveler reviews and ratings posted on Tripadvisor over a 12-month period.

To be eligible for an award, a property, business, destination or point of interest must have been listed on Tripadvisor for at least 12 months, must receive a threshold number of reviews within the evaluation period of that award, and must maintain or exceed a minimum bubble rating on Tripadvisor. For specific Best of the Best award sub-categories, additional eligibility criteria applies - such as the type of guest experiences or amenities featured on-site.

Tripadvisor is proud to serve a broad and diverse community of travelers from all over the world. As such, Tripadvisor reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any property, business or point of interest for an award based on additional factors that reflect Tripadvisor corporate policies and values, inclusive of, but not limited to:

  • Serious safety incidents that may have occurred or been alleged to have occurred at a property or business.
  • Incidents or actions that may relate to alleged discriminatory behavior by staff or management at a property or business.
  • Animal welfare practices adopted by a property or business per the Tripadvisor animal welfare policy.
  • Practices in violation of Tripadvisor’s content policies, including fraudulent review submissions, intimidation of users, or any other practice intended to subvert the integrity of user generated content on Tripadvisor.