Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Gatlinburg, TN named #1 Destination on the Rise

Gatlinburg at twilight
TripAdvisor announced in early December that Gatlinburg, Tennessee has been named the #1 Destination on the Rise in the United States and #4 in the world. The recognition comes as TripAdvisor released the Travelers’ Choice Awards for 2015.

Gondolas offer overviews of
the beautiful landscape.
“This is such a great recognition for Gatlinburg,” said Robert Montgomery, Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau Board President. “TripAdvisor is internationally known as a trusted source for top travel information, and this recognition further affirms the positive experience our guests receive when they visit Gatlinburg.”

Gatlinburg is one of America's great mountain resort destinations, with accommodations of every kind, dozens of local-to-national restaurants, and attractions galore –all surrounded on three sides by the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Space needle in Gatlinburg
Gatlinburg prides itself on its walkability amidst mountain heritage and the arts, crafts and shops that reflect that tradition.  Home to 3,944 residents, this little town is dedicated to welcoming millions of visitors each year with a taste of Appalachian hospitality at its best.  People come from all over the world for vacations, outdoor adventures, family fun and memory making. 

 For the fourth year, TripAdvisor has highlighted the world’s top destinations that have seen the greatest increase in positive feedback and interest from the TripAdvisor community. “Our well-traveled community has helped us identify the destinations around the world that are gaining in interest and popularity,” said Barbara Messing, Chief Marketing Officer for TripAdvisor. “We hope these destinations inspire those planning their travel for 2016 to book trips to these locales that feature excellent hotels, restaurants and attractions, and also provide a great vacation value.”
Getting married? Gatlinburg is a popular
wedding destination.

Read another story from Beverly about Gatlinburg at http://stripedpot.com/2012/03/03/gatlinburg-tennessee-courts-couples-as-well-as-families/ 


For a complete list of Destinations on the Rise, go to www.TripAdvisor.com/TravelersChoice.  For more information about Gatlinburg or to make reservations, visit www.Gatlinburg.com or call (800) 588-1817.

Information courtesy of Marci Claude, PR Manager, Gatlinburg CVB.
Photos from Gatlinburg CVB and free sources.

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