TripAdvisor today announced the winners of its inaugural Exceptional Service Awards.
TripAdvisor launched the awards first to UK and US travellers asking them to nominate hospitality professionals who went above and beyond to deliver outstanding service in the past 12 months.
After receiving more than 3,500 nominations in October, TripAdvisor selected 40 winners across 21 countries worldwide.
Tony Jackson, owner of Hillside B&B, Durness, Scotland was the only hospitality operator in the UK to scoop an award.
The nominating TripAdvisor member said, “Tony is known by everyone who seem to have as high an opinion of him as we do.”
“Everyone who travels knows that the service you receive can elevate any trip to a memorable one,” says Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor.
“A recent TripAdvisor survey revealed that more than two thirds of respondents didn’t think hospitality professionals receive sufficient recognition for their efforts.
“Through the Exceptional Service Awards, we’re trying to change that by acknowledging stars of the hospitality industry who made a difference by going the extra mile for their guests and clearly made a lasting impression on the TripAdvisor community.”
Winning hospitality professionals will receive a certificate and will be featured on TripAdvisor.