The Grand Canyon National Geographic Visitor Center has been awarded the 2016 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor.com. The award acknowledges the consistently excellent reviews posted by members of the public about the visitor center on TripAdvisor.com, one of the top websites for reviewing vacation destinations and booking hotels. TripAdvisor awards these certificates every year to honor hospitality businesses that deliver excellent services to the public.
According to TripAdvisor, 85% of travelers are more likely to book a hotel that has been given a Certificate of Excellence, and 75% of travelers are more likely to visit an attraction that has received such an award. With the award, the travel website company made several benefits available to the visitor center. A special logo can be used in the center’s marketing promotions. A Certificate of Excellence widget, customized for the awardee, can be displayed on websites. The hashtag #CertificateofExcellence can be used to promote the TripAdvisor award on Twitter and other social media sites.
The National Geographic Visitor Center has several popular features, including the National Geographic store, photo galleries, Explorer’s Café, and IMAX movie theater. The theater is a definite highlight of the center, where visitors can enjoy a spectacular 34-minute presentation about the canyon’s history and natural beauty on the huge six-story screen. Show times on the summer schedule are from 8:30am to 8:30pm, with shows beginning hourly at half-past the hour.
The visitor center is also an excellent place for you to learn about the different kinds of tours offered at the canyon. Visitors can take tours via helicopter, airplane, bus, Pink Jeep, railway, mule, horseback, river rafting, and skydiving. And you can obtain various kinds of information about the local area, including lodging, attractions, shopping, dining, and events, at the visitor center.
Using the online tools of the visitor center, at www.explorethecanyon.com, you can plan your visits and obtain more information by filling out and submitting a form indicating your main interests. In addition, an interactive map of the canyon’s South Rim offers a visual display of accommodations, hiking trails, and lookout points.
With all these benefits for the public, it’s easy to see why the National Geographic Visitor Center won the TripAdvisor.com award!