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Hungry Town Tours announced that it has received the 2016 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. This is the second year in a row that the Beaufort-based tour company has received this prestigious travel award.

Now in its sixth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience. 
2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Recognized as a Top Performing Tour Operator as
Reviewed by Travelers on the World’s Largest Travel Site
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. 
The 2016 Certificate of Excellence Award is based on traveler reviews on TripAdvisor in 2015.
For the last twelve months, Hungry Town Tours has been rated the number one activity on the Crystal Coast. With over 500 activities on the North Carolina Coast, Hungry Town Tours has been consistently ranked among the Top Five.
David and Betsy Cartier opened Hungry Town Tours in May 2013 with three different bicycle tours. Today, the sightseeing tour company offers fourteen different walking, bike, culinary, and history tours. They also offer private and group tours.

On the culinary tours, Hungry Town Tours promotes restaurants with locally-sourced food that allow for an enhanced guest experience for those visiting Beaufort. They pride themselves in working with restaurants offering fresh, local products that support local fishermen and farmers. The food tours include the Beaufort Culinary Bike Tour, Food by Foot Culinary Walking Tour, North Carolina Shrimp Tour, the North Carolina Oyster Tour, Beaufort Lunchbox Tour, Sunday Brunch Walkabout, and Bike, Brunch & Bubbles.  

One of the most popular tours with Hungry Town Tours is “A Ride to Remember.” The tour features the places in Beaufort that were inspired by Nicholas Sparks and referenced in his books, "The Choice" and “A Walk to Remember.” Hungry Town Tours works in partnership with the Nicholas Sparks Foundation.

In 2013, Hungry Town Tours became the first business in Carteret County to be accepted into the NC GreenTravel Initiative. They successfully promote green from “spoke to fork” by combining nature-based travel with culinary tourism through bicycle tours.

“Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the Hungry Town Tours and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor,” said Betsy Cartier, co-owner at Hungry Town Tours. “There is no greater seal of approval than being recognized by one’s customers. With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence.”

"TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional hospitality businesses that have received consistent praise and recognition by travelers on the site,” said Marc Charron President, TripAdvisor for Business. “By putting a spotlight on businesses that are focused on delivering great service to customers, TripAdvisor not only helps drive increasing hospitality standards around the world, it also gives businesses both large and small the ability to shine and stand out from the competition.
“We are particularly proud to win this award for the second year in a row,” stated David Cartier, co-owner of Hungry Town Tours. 
About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 340 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 225 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4.9 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 45 countries worldwide. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, December 2014.

**Source: Google Analytics, average monthly unique users, Q1 2015.

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