Branson is named the top motorcoach destination of the decade

Byways Magazine named Branson, Missouri the top motorcoach destination of the entire decade. In its eleventh year of selecting the top 50 motorcoach destinations of the year, Byways magazine took a look at the destinations that have repeatedly scored high among motorcoach groups over the past ten years. With no surprise to industry insiders, Branson heads up the all-decade list.

Branson is in fine company as the nation’s capital, Nashville, Myrtle Beach, New York City, Orlando, Niagara Falls, Williamsburg, Cape Cod and Philadelphia round out the top ten.

“Branson has historically been in the top five on the survey each year,” said Steve Kirchner, publisher and editor of Byways. “Their consistency over the past decade is a true testament that Branson has the product, hospitality and service it takes to remain at the top of the motorcoach industry.”

“Being ranked as the number one motorcoach destination for one year is a tremendous accomplishment, but being the top destination for the entire decade is an extreme honor,” said Randy Fiveash, president/CEO of the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau. “The ranking is a tribute to an entire community that works so hard to accommodate our visitors with such innovative service and tremendous hospitality.”

Byways is a national magazine published by the National Motorcoach Network and reaches over 15,000 professionals in the motorcoach business. It is approaching its twentieth year of publication and has conducted the Top 50 Motorcoach Destination survey for more than a decade.

Branson, Missouri, ranked 16th among overnight leisure destination in the country, according to D.K Shifflet, boasts 59,000 theater seats—more than on Broadway, three pristine lakes, dozens of attractions, 22,000 lodging rooms 30,000 restaurant seats and more than 200 outlet retailers. Home to big-name entertainment and breathtaking scenery, Branson offers year round entertainment for the whole family.

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