As avid travelers, we’ve always relied on TripAdvisor to help us find great food, hotels and activities pretty much anywhere in the world. Google is great, but the quality of reviews and the fact that TripAdvisor is an older platform, more focused on international travel has always made it our personal favorite. So when we started What the Crust, we often dreamed about one day touting a TripAdvisor award on our storefront. Not that we needed any more appreciation or recognition than from our own patrons and friends, but a TripAdvisor award would mean that we were attracting a global traveller, Egyptians and tourists alike. This has always been something we felt was important; there are great places to eat everywhere in the world, and we feel Egypt should be no exception. We’ve travelled far and wide to have a great local - or international dish - and most of the time, the recommendations have came from TripAdvisor. We don’t see why tourists coming to Egypt can’t have the same experience.
So obviously, we’re very proud that today, we’ve been been awarded TripAdvisor’s 2021 Traveler’s Choice Award. Woohoo!
What does this mean? Here’s TripAdvisor’s definition verbatim from their press kit.
This achievement celebrates businesses that consistently deliver fantastic experiences to diners around the globe, having earned great traveler reviews on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months. As challenging as the past year was, What the Crust stood out by continuously delighting diners.
“Congratulations to all the winners of the 2021 Travelers’ Choice Awards,” said Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer at Tripadvisor. “I know the past year has been extremely challenging for tourism businesses. What has impressed me is how businesses adapted to these challenges, implementing new cleanliness measures, adding social distancing guidelines, and utilizing technology to prioritize guest safety. The Travelers’ Choice Awards highlight the places that are consistently excellent - delivering quality experiences time and time again even while navigating changing customer expectations and new ways of working. Based on a full year of reviews from customers, this award speaks to the great service and experience you provided guests in the midst of a pandemic.”
As proud as we are, we’re also very humbled by everyone’s great reception and support. We take this award and what it signifies very seriously, and - as with everything else we do - we promise to do our level best to live up to the standards we believe in.
From everyone here at WTC, and from the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Onwards and upwards!