Bolstered by new developments and creative energy, Fort Worth has been named to Travel & Leisure’s 50 Best Places to Travel in 2021. This national recognition was a top goal for Visit Fort Worth and its New York-based agency, Quinn PR.
Calling out “a walloping dose of Texas heritage – with some luxe, modern updates,” the magazine highlighted the Stockyards’ new Mule Alley and Hotel Drover, the artists’ collective Art Tooth and the city’s newest boutique property, Hotel Dryce in the Cultural District.
“When the time comes to travel again, these destinations – all right in your own backyard – are the ones to visit next,” Travel & Leisure stated.
“This is a major recognition of the visionary investment in a western renaissance as well as the young, creative Funkytown energy we see through art, music and film,” said Bob Jameson, president and CEO of Visit Fort Worth.
The listing is Fort Worth’s first time to appear on T&L’s top 50.
Visit Fort Worth’s efforts alongside public relations agency Quinn PR helped land the city in the top 20. Pitching efforts for the last five years have developed important relationships with national media.
Visit Fort Worth has focused storytelling and positioning on the city’s diverse arts scene, food and dining and major developments in tourism districts.
Travel is an economic driver for the city. Before COVID-19, Fort Worth’s hospitality industry employed more than 24,000 and supported local businesses with a $2.6 billion economic impact.