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Travelers make island a rising destination

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Posted: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 3:36 pm

Galveston’s star is rising.

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, announced this week the winners of its 2013 Travelers’ Choice Awards for “Destinations on the Rise.”

The awards highlight spots globally that have seen the greatest increase in positive traveler feedback and traveler interest year-over-year.

Here’s how the island ranked in the U.S. category.

1. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii      

2. Anchorage, Alaska      

3. Destin, Fla.      

4. Bar Harbor, Maine      

5. Santa Fe, N.M.

6. Jackson, Wyo.     

7. Galveston, Texas      

8. Brooklyn, N.Y.      

9. Moab, Utah     

10. Gettysburg, Penn.

That isn’t shabby company. National publicity generated by the relatively new Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier has helped. But hard work by the Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau to reach travel writers and to promote the island doesn't hurt either. 

Why do you think the island is a rising destination?