Whistler Blackcomb named 'Destination on the Rise' by TripAdvisor awards

Apr 11 2017, 8:21 pm

Whistler Blackcomb looks set to become one of the trendiest vacation spots of 2017 if Trip Advisor’s annual Travellers’ Choice Awards are to be believed.

The local mountain was picked as one of the top 10 world ‘Destinations on the Rise’, landing the #2 spot in the travel ratings site’s countdown.

“Whistler, British Columbia, is a short trip from Vancouver by road or air,” the awards entry reads.

“The stunning landscape, pedestrian-only Village and genuine, down-to-earth mountain culture make Whistler an unforgettable year-round destination. Winters provide reliable snow for skiing, snowboarding and Nordic sports while golf, mountain biking and hiking fill the warmer months. Festivals, spas, restaurants and bars combine with endless outdoor activities to make Whistler the ultimate place to escape and unwind.”

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Whistler Blackcomb finished second in the countdown just one place behind San Jose del Cabo in Mexico, which grabbed the top spot thanks to its 18th Century Spanish colonial architecture and natural beauty.

Top 10 World Destinations on the Rise

  1. San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
  2. Whistler Blackcomb, Canada
  3. Jericoacoara, Brazil
  4. Kihei, Hawaii
  5. Baku, Azerbaijan
  6. El Nido, Phillipines
  7. Eilat, Israel
  8. Las palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
  9. Tbilisi, Georgia
  10. Jodhpur, India
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