TripAdvisor names Gatlinburg to top destination

Gatlinburg, TN (Source:Kyle Grainger, WVLT)

Gatlinburg, TN (Source:Kyle Grainger, WVLT)

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WVLT)-- TripAdvisor has announced the top 10 destinations for 2013 travel in the United States, and Gatlinburg has made the list.

TripAdvisor made the list based on feedback from actual travelers. Gatlinburg has been recognized as one of the top destinations on the rise for 2013. The awards recognize the destinations that have seen the greatest increase in positive traveler feedback and traveler interest, year-over-year.

U.S. Destinations on the Rise
1. Austin, Texas
2. Memphis, Tennessee
3. Colorado Springs, Colorado
4. Portland, Maine
5. Denver, Colorado
6. Portland, Oregon
7. Fort Myers, Florida
8. Phoenix, Arizona
9. Dallas, Texas
10. Gatlinburg, Tennessee

“These rising hotspots around the world are increasingly gaining the attention and admiration of travelers on TripAdvisor,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “For those looking to be inspired for vacation planning for 2013, these destinations offer remarkable places to eat, stay and play.”

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