(Please note throughout this blog post are a selection of photos taken by our fantastic TripAdvisor guests!) As we came to the half way point in the year and people around the UK marked and celebrated the summer solstice, Thames Rockets had cause to throw our hands up in the air as well (and not just because we were doing 30 knots!). TripAdvisor have once again, for the 7th consecutive year, awarded Thames Rockets a 'Certificate of Excellence'. It is worth pointing out you cannot apply for the certificate or pay for it, Thames Rockets were selected on the basis of the quality and quantity of our reviews on the world famous review website. This seventh consecutive win also means that Thames Rockets have been awarded a 'Certificate of Excellence' every year since the awards began back in 2010! Of course, this award comes down to the fantastic work of all our guides, skippers, administrators, boarding managers and supporting staff. Their hard work has allowed Thames Rockets to consistently earn great TripAdvisor reviews from travellers from all over the world. The mix and diversity of winners now reflects how we all travel and enjoy our leisure time in very different ways - from one room B&Bs to 600-room hotels, hidden attractions to world-famous museums, from local cafes to Michelin-starred restaurants. 'This recognition helps travellers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travellers feel more confident in their booking decisions', says Vice President of Industry Marketing, Heather Leisman. Certificate of Excellence facts:
- The reviews are in: 24% of winners are accommodations.
- Looking for a great place to eat? Restaurants account for 56% of winners.
- Talk about attractive attractions: 20% of winners are attractions.
- In past years, owners have promoted their wins with roadside billboards, bus wraps, and even hot air balloon signage.
But whether you leave us a lovely review or not we look forward to welcoming you, your friends and family onboard with us this summer! Are you ready?