July 26, 2017 – Encore and Thousand Trails RV resorts and Campgrounds, which provide outdoor recreation enthusiasts opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in top vacation destinations, announced that 83 properties received the 2017 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. With more than 180 locations across North America, nearly half of the Encore and Thousand Trails portfolio received the 2017 honor, a company record since the award was established. The achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that consistently achieved high volume, positive reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Guests can visit RVOnTheGo.com to book RV sites and a range of unique accommodations including yurts, cabins, cottages and even tiny houses, with a variety of features and amenities to complement anyone’s vacation.
“We are honored 83 of our properties earned TripAdvisor’s 2017 Certificate of Excellence,” said Pat Zamora, Vice President of Marketing for Encore and Thousand Trails. “This is an acknowledgment not only to the quality of our locations across North America, but also recognition of the dedication our management teams have to our actively engaged guests.”
Over the last four years, Encore and Thousand Trails have stepped up their efforts to achieve such high accolades from their guests. The “Strive for 5″ is a goal across Encore and Thousand Trails properties as the company focuses its efforts to earn a five-star rating from its customers. With this announcement, 25 Encore and Thousand Trails properties received TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence in back-to-back years, with two achieving the accolade the last three consecutive years.
“TripAdvisor is excited to announce the recipients of the 2017 Certificate of Excellence, which celebrates hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers,” said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. “This recognition allows us to publicly honor businesses that are actively engaging with customers and using feedback to help travelers identify and confidently book the perfect trip.”
The Certificate of Excellence takes into account 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 Encore and Thousand Trails
Encore RV resorts and Thousand Trails campgrounds feature more than 190 locations across North America comprising more than 70,000 sites. Owned and operated by Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc. (NYSE: ELS), Encore, Thousand Trails and their affiliates offer RV and outdoor recreation enthusiasts opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in top vacation destinations, complemented with resort-style amenities. For more information please visit RVontheGo.com.
TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site*, enables travelers to unleash the full potential of every trip. With more than 500 million reviews and opinions covering the world’s largest selection of travel listings worldwide — over 7 million accommodations, airlines, attractions, and restaurants — TripAdvisor provides travelers with the wisdom of the crowds to help them decide where to stay, how to fly, what to do and where to eat. TripAdvisor also compares prices from more than 200 hotel booking sites so travelers can find the lowest price on the hotel that’s right for them. TripAdvisor-branded sites are available in 49 markets, and are home to the world’s largest travel community of 390 million average unique monthly visitors,** all looking to get the most out of every trip. TripAdvisor. Know better. Book better. Go better.
TripAdvisor, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manages and operates websites under 22 other travel media brands: www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.citymaps.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.thefork.com (including www.lafourchette.com, www.eltenedor.com, www.iens.nl and www.dimmi.com.au), www.gateguru.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.housetrip.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.jetsetter.com, www.niumba.com, www.onetime.com, www.oyster.com, www.seatguru.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.tripbod.com, www.vacationhomerentals.com and www.viator.com.
*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, December 2016
**Source: TripAdvisor log files, Q1 2017
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