Charleston Named A Best Destination In Tripadvisor’s Inaugural Travelers’ Choice Destination Awards

For Immediate Release, May 2008

Charleston was chosen as a best destination in two categories by TripAdvisor® in the 2008 Travelers’ Choice® Destinations Awards. In its inaugural year, the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Destinations Awards honor the world’s top destinations, earning their distinction from those who know them best – real travelers.

The Holy City received a No. 18 ranking for Top United States Destinations and a No. 98 slot in the Top World Destinations.

TripAdvisor’s Destinations Awards represent the opinions of millions of travelers. The winners were determined by a combination of TripAdvisor’s travelers’ favorite places and overall popularity on TripAdvisor.

“Whether it’s for their unique beauty, or abundance of attractions, the 2008 Travelers’ Choice Destinations Awards honor the most beloved destinations from around the world,” said Michele Perry, vice president of global communications for TripAdvisor. “Determined by millions of travelers, the Travelers’ Choice Destinations Awards are unique because they single out not just popular places but truly exceptional places that enthrall travelers and keep them coming back.”

For the complete 2008 Travelers’ Choice list, go to