Tahoe takes top travel honor | SierraSun.com

Tahoe takes top travel honor

Sun staff reports

Tahoe was named the “No. 1 Travel Destination in the U.S” and the “No. 25 Destination Worldwide” by TripAdvisor, an online social network with over 30 million monthly visitors who post reviews and opinions on destinations worldwide.

The 2008 Travelers’ Choice Destinations Awards represents the opinions of millions of travelers with winners determined by a combination of voters’ favorite places and overall popularity.

The inaugural TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Destinations Awards honor the world’s top destinations, earning their distinction from those who know them best – the traveling consumer.

“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,” said Michele Perry, vice president of global communications for TripAdvisor.

“This award comes at a perfect time with our summer season upon us,” said Sue Barton deputy director of Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. “This summer is full of events.”

Other Lake Tahoe awards include top rankings from Orbitz.com as the No. 1 ski destination in 2007; and numerous designations from SKI Magazine, Skiing Magazine, Transworld Snowboarding for diverse categories such as snow quality, scenery, off-hill activities, and terrain parks for Heavenly Mountain Resort, Kirkwood Mountain Resort and Sierra-at-Tahoe.