Park honored as a Top Performing Attraction as Reviewed by Travelers on the World’s Largest Travel Site

TripAdvisor Certificate of ExcellenceSANTA CLAUS, IND – The world’s largest travel website, TripAdvisor, has granted its 2015 Certificate of Excellence to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. 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 the nearly five-million businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this award.

“This designation is a well-deserved pat on the back for our outstanding Hosts and Hostesses,” says park president Matt Eckert. “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, and must have been listed on the site for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last year. To date, the park has received more than 1,200 visitor reviews.

“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional hospitality businesses that have received consistent praise and recognition by travelers on the site,” said Marc Charron, the president of TripAdvisor for Business. “By putting a spotlight on businesses that are focused on delivering great service to customers, TripAdvisor not only helps drive increasing hospitality standards around the world, it also gives businesses both large and small the ability to shine and stand out from the competition.”

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari are now open daily. New this season is Thunderbird, America’s first launched wing roller coaster. For more information, visit the park’s website at or call 1-877-463-2645.
Released: 28 May, 2015
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