8 December 2015

Brighton & Hove takes a top spot for tourism

Brighton & Hove has been named one of the best tourist locations in the world by users of travel website TripAdvisor.

Brighton & Hove features twice in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice™ awards for Destinations on the Rise for 2016. The awards highlight destinations that have seen the greatest increase in positive feedback and interest from the TripAdvisor community, year-after-year.

Brighton & Hove is the only UK location included in the category for the top ten destinations on the rise in the world for 2016, ranking sixth out of 10. In the category for the top ten destinations on the rise in Europe, the city ranks even higher in third place, just above the only other UK entry which is Liverpool.

Cllr Warren Morgan, leader of Brighton & Hove City Council, said: “I am delighted, but not surprised, that Brighton & Hove is recognised among the best in world by travellers from the UK and overseas. The Award highlights the fantastic work by thousands across the city who work in tourism, culture, restaurants and entertainment to deliver an excellent service to the 11 million plus visitors who come here each year. As we know, Brighton & Hove truly is a ‘Destination on the Rise’ in 2016; not just with the opening of the British Airways i360, but also the 50th anniversary of the Brighton Festival and continued development of the city’s accommodation and major infrastructure.”

Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor, said: “Our well-travelled community has helped us identify the destinations around the world that are gaining in interest and popularity. 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 holiday value.”

For all of the Travellers’ Choice award-winning Destinations on the Rise for 2016, go to www.tripadvisor.co.uk/TravelersChoice-DestinationsontheRiseTravellers can also follow the conversation on Twitter at #travellerschoice.

More information about tourism in Brighton & Hove

Brighton & Hove City Council’s tourism arm: www.visitbrighton.com

About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site*, enabling travellers to plan and book trips. TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travellers, a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with links to booking tools that check hotel prices on hundreds of websites. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 350 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 290 million reviews and opinions covering 5.3 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 47 countries worldwide.

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, July 2015

**Source: TripAdvisor log files, average monthly unique users, Q3 2015