Edge of the World Earns Trip Advisor Excellence Award

Leading North Carolina White Water Rafting Company Awarded 2017 Hospitality Award

EOW Honor Earned 2016

BANNER ELK, NC – 2017– “Edge of the World today announces that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence,” says EOW founder, April L. Dawn. “We are honored and delighted that the Edge of the World team has earned this global Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor for the second year in a row”, adds Jake Barrow.

“We are happy to provide southern hospitality and a great rafting experience. Our family has been taking people rafting here on the Watauga River for over 36 years,” says April Dawn. “We have it all covered for you from the gear, to professional white water guides, to photos of your family, to a real home cooked lunch, straight from April’s kitchen”, says Barrow.

“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. “This recognition helps travelers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travelers feel more confident in their booking decisions.”

Now in its sixth year, this achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries, and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.

The Certificate of Excellence accounts for 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 Edge of the World North Carolina
Edge of the World North Carolina is the Carolina’s leading family friendly outdoor adventure experience, www.edgeoworld.com/summer. Enjoy guided white water rafting, kayaking, and rock climbing tours.  Edge of the World is conveniently located near Asheville and Boone, North Carolina. Located at 394 Shawneehaw Ave. Banner Elk, NC 29604, (800) 789-3343

About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site**, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 340 million unique monthly visitors***, and 350 million reviews and opinions covering 6.5 million accommodations, restaurants, and attractions.

**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, February 2016
***Source: TripAdvisor log files, Q1 2016

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