SOURCE: The Lodge at Pico Bonito

June 13, 2012 07:43 ET

The Lodge at Pico Bonito Earns 2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Honored as a Highly Rated Hotel as Reviewed by Travelers on the World's Largest Travel Site

LA CEIBA, HONDURAS--(Marketwire - Jun 13, 2012) - The Lodge at Pico Bonito in La Ceiba, Honduras today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Approximately 10 percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.

"The Lodge at Pico Bonito is pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence," said Marcela Ochoa, General Manager at The Lodge at Pico Bonito. "We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive traveler reviews on TripAdvisor."

"TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional businesses for consistent excellence, as reviewed by travelers on the site," said Christine Petersen, president of TripAdvisor for Business. "The Certificate of Excellence award gives highly rated establishments around the world the recognition they deserve. From exceptional accommodations in Beijing to remarkable restaurants in Boston, we want to applaud these businesses for offering TripAdvisor travelers a great customer experience."

About Pico Bonito
The Lodge at Pico Bonito, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is nestled at the foot of the Pico Bonito National Park on the Caribbean coast of Honduras near La Ceiba. The 22-private cabin eco-lodge seamlessly combines nature and luxurious comfort. Guests can enjoy the beauty and adventure of the surrounding rainforest.

Pico Bonito is operated by Prohotel International of Houston, which also operates the celebrated Esencia Estate in the Riviera Maya and Casa Bonita in Barahona, Dominican Republic.

About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor-branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 50 million unique monthly visitors*, and over 60 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to TripAdvisor's millions of monthly visitors.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 19 other travel media brands, and together the sites attract more than 69 million unique monthly visitors**. TripAdvisor's travel media brands include www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.everytrail.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.onetime.com, www.seatguru.com, www.sniqueaway.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.travel-library.com, www.travelpod.com, www.virtualtourist.com, www.whereivebeen.com, and www.kuxun.cn.

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, Worldwide, January 2012

**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Inc. and its subsidiaries, Worldwide, January 2012

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