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Fodor’s Travel Names Utah the ‘Top Destination in the World to Visit in 2016’

by | Dec 22, 2015 | Press Releases

Fodor’s Travel, a leading name in travel recommendations for almost 80 years, has named the state of Utah as the ‘Top Destination to Visit’ in its fifth annual Fodor’s Go List. The list highlights 25 can’t-miss spots around the world and this is the first time Fodor’s has selected a top destination for the year, rather than a roundup of equally-worthy locales.

“With so many destinations worth visiting it can be overwhelming for travellers to decide where they should go next,” said Arabella Bowen, Editor in Chief of Fodor’s Travel. “Our Go List helps guide travellers when they are making that decision and this year we went a step further by recommending Utah as our top destination to visit in 2016.”

Vicki Varela, Managing Director for the Utah Office of Tourism, Film and Global Branding, said the accolade is a huge bonus to the state’s growing brand and reputation.

“Having a prestigious travel publication like Fodor’s recognise the entire state as the top tourist destination in the world affirms what Utahns know – we are a bucket list destination to live, work and play.”

According to the announcement Fodor’s made, “With the newly expanded Park City, the largest single ski and snowboard resort in the U.S., five outstanding national parks celebrating the U.S. National Park Service Centennial, and unforgettable experiences like viewing fossils at Dinosaur National Monument, rafting the Colorado River or staying at a working ranch, Utah will be the place to get outdoors next year, making it worthy of the Go List’s top spot.”

The publication also released this video showcasing Fodor’s recommended destinations to visit within Utah: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkVKkjiEdqU&feature=youtu.be.

To select the 2016 Go List, the Fodor’s editorial team began with an initial list of dozens of global and domestic nominees, which they narrowed down to the top 25 places to go next year after much internal debate. The end result is a Go List that highlights travel destinations sure to suit every taste, trip length and budget.

The other destinations, which span six continents and 20 countries, are chosen by the experts at Fodor’s Travel who log countless miles traveling across the globe each year. This year’s list incorporates everything from emerging destinations (Minneapolis’s North Loop) and new hotspots (Cuba) to noteworthy events (Bavaria’s Oktoberfest will be even more of a party as they celebrate the 500th anniversary of the famous Beer Purity Law) and great values (San Sebastian, Spain) around the world.

To view Fodor’s full 2016 Go List, visit www.fodors.com/go-list-2016.

For further information on Utah, visit www.visitutah.com