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Corning's Gaffer District Awarded 2014 Certificate of Excellence

Corning, NY – Recognized as a top performing Historic Walking Area, as reviewed by travelers on the world's largest travel site, Corning's Gaffer District is proud to announce that it has received a 2014 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence.

The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees, that takes into account reviews and ratings. Businesses must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, volume and recency of reviews. Additional criteria include a business' tenure and popularity ranking on the site.

"A beautiful historic street," says one senior TripAdvisor member. "...take time to walk along historic Market Street, shop, eat, and sometimes hear live music in Centerway Square. It is one of the nicest historic streets I have encountered."

Another top contributor adds, "If you can't find something to do in the Gaffer District, I would be quite surprised. The merchants really go out of their way to please and it's just a nice place to be anytime of the year!"

"We're honored to have been awarded a 2014 Certificate of Excellence," says Coleen Fabrizi, Executive Director of Corning's Gaffer District. "It has always been our mission to provide the most pleasant downtown experience to both visitors and residents alike, and this recognition only encourages us to continue our hard work!"

"TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional hospitality businesses for consistent excellence," said Marc Charron, President of TripAdvisor for Business. "The Certificate of Excellence award gives top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers. From Australia to Zimbabwe, we want to applaud exceptional hospitality businesses for offering TripAdvisor travellers a great customer experience."

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