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Corning's Gaffer District Awarded 2015 TripAdvisor® 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 2015 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence.


This marks the second consecutive year that Downtown Corning has been honored with the Certificate of Excellence.


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


"We're so proud to have been recognized with a second TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence," said Coleen Fabrizi, Executive Director of Corning's Gaffer District. "Everyone in the downtown works to make Corning a world class destination, and this prestigious recognition is something that we can all take pride in."


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.


"Fun, cool and easy to navigate," says one TripAdvisor top contributor. "...The Gaffer district is easy to navigate and has great finds from stores to eateries. It's an eclectic collection of boutiques and restaurants, and there's something for everyone."


Another senior reviewer adds, "It's a great downtown! Just walking the district, with its history, architecture and variety of businesses can be a lot of fun."


"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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