Holiday World & Splashin' Safari awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of ExcellenceFor the third year in a row, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari have received a Certificate of Excellence award from The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. It is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.

Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this award. TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel website.

“This award is a huge pat on the back for our wonderful Hosts and Hostesses,” says Matt Eckert, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari’s president. “From our sweepers to our foods personnel, from lifeguards to ride operators and everyone else, our staff consistently delivers a memorable day of fun for our park guests – it’s our tradition!”

To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months. Holiday World has received a “Certificate of Excellence” all three years the designation has been awarded. To date, the park has received more than 700 visitor reviews.

“TripAdvisor is delighted to celebrate the success of businesses around the globe which are consistently offering TripAdvisor travelers a great customer experience,” said Alison Copus, Vice President of Marketing for TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award provides top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers.”

TripAdvisor also named Splashin’ Safari the nation’s #1 Water Park in 2011, a title that has not been awarded to any other park.

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari are open daily for the season. For more information, visit the park’s website at or call 1-877-463-2645.

Released: 17 June, 2013
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