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Park City's national and international reputation is apparently on the rise.
TribAdvisor, a travel planning and booking site, recently selected the Summit County ski town as second on its list of Travelers' Choice Destinations on the Rise Awards.
According to a news release, the list is based on year-to-year increases in positive TripAdvisor traveler review ratings and increases in booking.
"The Travelers' Choice Destinations on the Rise lists are great options for travelers seeking inspiration for fresh, trending places to book in the new year," said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. "These award-winning locations are emerging in popularity among the TripAdvisor community thanks to their highly-rated options for places to eat, play and stay for travelers."
TripAdvisor said Park City "boasts rugged beauty and outstanding skiing opportunities. For the thrill-seeking traveler, check out the bobsled run at the Utah Olympic Park for an all-day active adventure. Then splash in the pool at the Hotel Park City."
The top 10 on the Travelers' Choice Destination on the Rise in the U.S. included Kihei, Hawaii; Park City; Portland, Maine; Louisville; Colorado Springs; Houston; Tucson; Pigeon Forge, Tennessee; Columbus, Ohio, and Jacksonville, Florida.
The international awards included San Jose del Cabo, Mexico; Whistler, Canada; Jericoacoara, Brazil; Kihei, Hawaii;Baku, Azerbaijan; Ed Nido, Philippines; Eilat, Israel; Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain; Tbilisi, Georgia, and Jodhpur, India.