Each year we celebrate some of the individuals who have helped fellow travelers plan and book their perfect trips in the Ollies.

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 travelers, 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 travelers 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, recognize the most prolific travel reviewers from the past year. This year we awarded 77 travelers awards across eight different categories at a world, continent and country level.

So without further ado, here are this year’s Ollie winners at the World level across the 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

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Traveler 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

World Map on Apple iOS 10.2

Accommodation Reviewer of the Year

Given to the member who submitted the most published accommodation reviews

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

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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

Ferris Wheel on Apple iOS 10.2

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

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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

Right-Pointing Magnifying Glass on Apple iOS 10.2

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

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