For the second year in a row Portland, Maine made TripAdvisor's top ten list. Portland jumped up from #9 in 2016 to claim the #3 destination on the rise for 2017. TripAdvisor highlights the world’s top destinations that have seen the greatest increase in positive feedback and interest from the TripAdvisor community, year-over-year.
"This award is so significant because it not only celebrates our member businesses and Greater Portland as a whole, but because it comes directly from our visitors,” says Greater Portland CVB President + CEO Lynn Tillotson. "We are so proud of our beautiful ‘City by the Sea’ and all it offers, but having this area recognized by people from away who experience travel, weddings, and meetings in this region is the greatest honor.”
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"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.”
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Portland is Maine’s largest city. This historic seaport is comprised of an eclectic mix of architecture and industries, with a thriving creative economy working alongside its famous working waterfront. Beyond active arts & culture, the area also boasts an ever-expanding culinary reputation. The Greater Portland Convention + Visitors provides visitors with a quality experience–second to none–by fulfilling the recreational, cultural, social, business, and spiritual expectations of the traveling public.
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