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Published: 06/22/2015

Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Company, Inc. Inducted into Trip Advisor’s Hall of Fame

ALBUQUERQUE - May 28, 2015 - Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Company today announced that it has been recognized as a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame winner, after being named a Certificate of Excellence Award Winner for five consecutive years. The Certificate of Excellence award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience. Rainbow Ryders is the only Hot Air Balloon company in New Mexico to win the award.

"We strive to give our customers a unique Bucket List experience," said Scott Appelman, President of Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Company. "What is so meaningful about this recognition is that is customer driven, and is a huge validation of the entire team here at Rainbow Ryders."

"Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years is a remarkable feat. TripAdvisor is pleased to induct five-time award winners into the ‘Hall of Fame'," said Marc Charron President, TripAdvisor for Business. "By putting a spotlight on businesses that are focused on consistently delivering great service to customers, TripAdvisor not only helps drive an improvement to hospitality standards around the world, it also gives businesses both large and small the ability to shine and stand out from the competition."

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period as well as business's tenure and ranking on the Popularity Index on the site. 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.

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