Hot Air Expeditions Earns 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence


Phoenix, AZ – May 27th, 2016 – Hot Air Expeditions today announced that it has yet again received the TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.

In a joint statement, Co-Owners of Hot Air Expeditions, Stephanie Long and Amanda Long, stated, “It is an honor to receive this award for the fourth year in a row on behalf of our team and operation. It is our goal to provide the best in fun and safety, and we are thrilled that our passengers have spoken to our capabilities. We look forward to many more years of providing exceptional hot air ballooning experiences and leaving guests with smiling faces.”

“With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honors hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers,” said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. “This recognition helps travelers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travelers feel more confident in their booking decisions.”

The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. 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.

About Hot Air Expeditions
Hot Air Expeditions, rated the “Best Ballooning in Phoenix” for 21 consecutive years by Fodor’s Travel, provides daily hot air ballooning experiences, featuring upscale touches like roundtrip hotel transfers and gourmet cuisine, in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona. Family-owned and operated, Hot Air Expeditions has been providing hot air balloon flights in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area for over 25 years, and can accommodate groups of 1-100 passengers on any given day. Visit Hot Air Expeditions at for more information.

About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site**, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of 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 350 million reviews and opinions covering 6.5 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 48 markets worldwide.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRIP), through its subsidiaries, manages and operates websites under 24 other travel media brands:,,,,,, (including,,, and,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and

**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, February 2016
***Source: TripAdvisor log files, Q1 2016

Contact: Hot Air Expeditions
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