Virginia Beach Earns 2016 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

​The Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. This designation celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries, attractions and destinations located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.

"With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honors hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers," said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. "TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travelers feel more confident in their booking decisions."

The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality and quantity of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor sites 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. Virginia Beach averaged a 4.5 rating for the reporting period.

"Earning this prestigious award supports what we have known for some time: the Virginia Beach travel and tourism industry is committed to providing an outstanding experience for each and every visitor who chooses Virginia Beach for their travel destination," said CVB Director Brad Van Dommelen. "Online travel resources are a top priority for today's traveler and we are honored to be recognized by a trusted online referral community such as TripAdvisor," Van Dommelen added.

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Where the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay meet, Virginia Beach promises visitors a unique chance to "Live the Life." Nature at its finest, just-caught and just-picked local food, and toes-in-the-sand relaxation combine for a soul-satisfying experience. A world-renowned boardwalk, energetic downtown, state-of-the-art Convention Center, abundant parks and waterways, and mild weather give rise to an active lifestyle and flourishing local culture. The Virginia Beach CVB is responsible for promoting year-round leisure, business, meetings and conventions, international and sports travel to Virginia's most populous city. For media information and images, visit Follow Virginia Beach on Twitter at, Instagram at, Facebook at and Pinterest at

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, May 2016

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