Press Releases January 10, 2018

Discover Halifax Announces Winner of the 2017 Spirit of Halifax Award

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 – 09:00

Halifax, NS – Today, Trip Advisor announced that Halifax has been recognized as a winner in the 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® awards for Destinations on the Rise, ranking 4 out of 10 globally.

“We are delighted to have Halifax recognized by Trip Advisor as one of the Top 10 Global Destinations on the Rise. This is a great testament to the growth that we have been experiencing in Halifax and the awareness this announcement brings is tremendous,” said Ross Jefferson, President & CEO, Discover Halifax.

The full span of awards recognize 44 destinations around the world selected by measuring year-over-year increase in positive TripAdvisor traveler review ratings for accommodations, restaurants and attractions, as well as increase in search and booking interest. This is the sixth year of the awards. Travelers’ Choice Destinations on the Rise lists were also revealed for Europe, Asia and South America.

“Halifax has found its way into the hearts of travelers from around the world. From the exceptional waterfront and the walkable downtowns on both sides of Halifax Harbour, to the pristine escapes offered by the 100 Wild Islands, our many beaches and the character-rich communities that dot the region, we offer a unique travel opportunity,” said Mayor Mike Savage.

“The Travelers’ Choice Destinations on the Rise award winners are a great source of inspiration for travelers interested in going somewhere exciting that’s emerging in popularity,” said Brooke Ferencsik, senior director of communications for TripAdvisor. “These winners were based on destination feedback and interest from the TripAdvisor community, and a common thread is that they all have outstanding accommodations, wonderful restaurants and exceptional attractions for every travel budget.”

For the complete list of Travelers’ Choice Destinations on the Rise award-winners for 2018, as well as the latest reviews and candid traveler photos, visit:

Travelers can also follow the conversation on Twitter at #TravelersChoice.

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About Discover Halifax
Discover Halifax is a non-profit, membership-based marketing and sales organization in partnership with the Halifax regional government, the Hotel Association of Nova Scotia and participating industry members. Since its inception in 2002, Discover Halifax’s goal is to promote Halifax as a destination of choice for leisure and business travellers.

Halifax welcomes 5.3 million overnight stays each year, who spend $1 billion. Halifax alone represents over 54% of all visitation to Nova Scotia, and 24,000 Nova Scotians are employed by the tourism industry.

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