Blackgang Chine and Robin Hill Adventure Park & Gardens, the Island’s leading tourist attractions, have each been awarded the prestigious ‘Certificate of Excellence 2013’ by TripAdvisor, placing them in the top performing 10% of all businesses worldwide that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travellers.

Alexander Dabell, Managing Director of Vectis Ventures which owns both parks, said, “We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded this prestigious accolade for both parks, especially as the awards are based directly on feedback from our visitors on the experiences they have enjoyed. We are continually looking at new ways to enhance each of the parks which are very individual in their own way.

The park managers and their teams should be congratulated for the great effort they put in to ensure that the visitor experience is as memorable as it can be.”Alexander continued, “This year is particularly special for us as Blackgang Chine, the UK’s oldest theme park, is celebrating 170 years of trading and we have some great events planned for our visitors to enjoy at both parks including some very special new attractions coming this summer.”The ‘Certificate of Excellence’ accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.

Only the top-performing 10 per cent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travellers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listedon TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel site with more than 60 million reviews and opinions by travellers around the world.For further information visit : and