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Charleston Pirate Tours Receives Award of Excellence from TripAdvisor.

June 13, 2012
Contact: Sabrina Lavender


(Charleston, SC) Charleston Pirate Tours today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Approximately 10 percent of hospitality businesses around the world listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months. Charleston Pirate Tours has maintained the highest overall rating of five.

“Charleston Pirate Tours is pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence,” said says company owner Eric Lavender. “We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.”

“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional businesses for consistent excellence, as reviewed by travelers on the site,” said Christine Petersen, president of TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award gives highly rated establishments around the world the recognition they deserve. From exceptional accommodations in Beijing to remarkable restaurants in Boston, we want to applaud these businesses for offering TripAdvisor travelers a great customer experience.”

Charleston Pirate Tours offers walking tours and storytelling presentations on Charleston history. In addition to numerous network television appearances, Eric Lavender has appeared at museums, events, and schools across the southeast. Learn more about Charleston Pirate Tours at

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