Portland, Oregon is the Best Quality Travel and Tourism Destination in the U.S. According to New Report by Resonance Consultancy

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A new study by an international tourism consultancy of 121 U.S. cities and destinations identifies which travel destinations offer the most very good or excellent experiences per visitor based on an analysis of consumer generated ratings and reviews in social media channels.

Portland's Old Town just one the city's many excellent experiences

“Destinations focus primarily on the quantity of visitors they receive each year, but maintaining a balance between quantity and quality is key to the long term sustainability and competitiveness of a tourism destination."

Portland, the city of roses, microbreweries, food trucks and friendly residents is a destination that knows how to charm its visitors.

According to the newly released U.S Tourism Quality Performance Report produced by Resonance Consultancy, an international firm specializing in travel and tourism development, Portland is the best quality tourism destination in the country. The ranking is based on Resonance’s analysis of hundreds of thousands of ratings and reviews in social media channels to determine which U.S destinations offer the most very good and excellent experiences per 100,000 visitors.

“Destinations focus primarily on the quantity of visitors they receive each year, but maintaining a balance between quantity and quality is key to the long term sustainability and competitiveness of a tourism destination,” says Chris Fair, president of Resonance Consultancy. “Based on our research, Portland excels in delivering more quality experiences per visitor than any other city in the country.”

The report analyzed the performance of 121 U.S. destinations in 17 different areas including lodging, culture, nightlife, shopping and outdoor activities – along with estimates of annual overnight visitors to each destination – to determine which ones offered the most very good or excellent experiences per visitor. Based on this analysis, the best quality destinations in the country are:

1.    Portland, OR
2.    Kauai, HI
3.    Los Angeles, CA
4.    New York, NY
5.    Maui, HI

"It is an honor to see Portland ranked as the best quality tourism destination in the nation," said Jeff Miller, president & CEO, Travel Portland. "We believe strongly in the experience that our Portland hospitality industry partners provide visitors throughout their stay. From the airport and hotels, to restaurants, bars, shops and attractions, everyone's dedication to creating a quality visitor experience has played a role in this ranking."

To download a free summary of the U.S Tourism Quality Performance Report, please visit http://www.resonancereport.com.

About Resonance Consultancy
Resonance Consultancy creates tourism development strategies, plans, and brands that shape the future of places around the world. The company provides leading public and private sector organizations with research, visioning, strategic planning, development strategy and brand strategy to help realize the full potential of developments, destinations and communities. To learn more about Resonance Consultancy, visit http://www.resonanceco.com.

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