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15 2016

Announcing The Winners of The 2016 Ollie Awards

With more than 120 million members around the world, TripAdvisor received an average of 280 contributions a minute in 2016, helping us grow to a massive 435 million reviews and opinions across the site!

 

We know how helpful those reviews are to other travellers, and how much time and energy it takes to write them. This is why each year we celebrate some of the individuals who have helped fellow travellers plan and book their perfect trips in the Ollies. The awards, nicknamed after our mascot Ollie the Owl and more formally called the TripAdvisor Community Awards, recognise the most prolific travel reviewers from the past year. This year we awarded 77 travellers across eight different categories at a world, continent and country level.

 

So without further ado, here are this year’s Ollie winners across eight award categories…

 

 

Review Contributor of the Year 

Given to the member who submitted the most published reviews

 

World – Bernardo Famorca (811bernardf), United States – 2,353 reviews

Europe – 82manuelal, Luxembourg – 2056 reviews

UK – Stephen Kelly (918stephenk), United Kingdom – 988 reviews

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Traveller of the Year 

Given to the member who reviewed experiences from the most number of destinations in the past year

 

World – Katsu Sakai (TyapatsuD), Japan – wrote reviews in 375 destinations

Europe – mikaelo403, Sweden – wrote reviews in 318 destinations

UK – Graham Moore (psychosavager), United Kingdom – wrote reviews in 147 destinations

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Accommodation Reviewer of the Year 

Given to the member who submitted the most published accommodation reviews

 

World – Katsu Sakai (TyapatsuD), Japan – reviewed 274 accommodations

Europe – Philippe Barbry (ocelot13500), France – reviewed 207 accommodations

UK – Helena Kitt (helenakitt), Japan – reviewed 98 accommodations

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Restaurant Reviewer of the Year 

Given to the member who submitted the most published eatery reviews

 

World – Kazumi Takano (タカカズ), Japan – reviewed 1,396 eateries

Europe – 82manuelal, Luxembourg – reviewed 1185 eateries

UK – Stephen Kelly (918stephenk), United Kingdom – reviewed 807 eateries

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Attraction Reviewer of the Year 

Given to the member who submitted the most published attraction reviews

 

World – Mmmmok, Japan – reviewed 1,299 attractions

Europe – Lucanne78, France – reviewed 1291 attractions

UK –  Ray Restel (439rayr), United Kingdom – reviewed 478 attractions

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Forum Poster of the Year 

Given to the member who contributed the most published Travel Forum posts

 

World – MerryBanilow, United States – wrote 13,276 forum posts

Europe and UK – Ken Holmes (bellagio), United Kingdom – wrote 8620 forum posts

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Explorer of the Year 

Given to the member who submitted reviews of the most establishments in the past year

 

World – Mmmmok, Japan

Europe – Camill2000, Russia

UK – Janet Wass (2014jandy), United Kingdom

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New Contributor of the Year  

Given to the member who joined the site after November 11 2015 and submitted the most reviews in the past year

 

World – 高山龍山, Japan – 1,136 reviews since joining the site in the last year

Europe and UK – Sarah Dargie (sarahdh1110rm), United Kingdom – 663 reviews since joining the site in the last year

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Categories: Travellers’ Choice

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