Knoxville, TN – Visit Knoxville learned today from travel website Trivago that the city has been chosen as an American Best Value City. Knoxville hits the number 12 spot of the 50 city list. See the entire list here: Trivago List

A domestic travel trend is emerging. American travelers are craving small town comfort and charm, according to data. Travel interest to towns with fewer than 50 hotels has been on the rise throughout 2014 and 2015, as Americans continue to seek out less crowded and more budget- friendly destinations.

Visit Knoxville President Kim Bumpas says, “Coming in the top 20 is wonderful and having destinations like Durham and Greensboro flanking us is great. Knoxville has the hospitality and charm that people are looking for at an affordable price.”

Luckily, whether traveling “small” or merely economically, losing out on quality doesn’t have to be an issue in the US. As trivago’s Best Value Index (tBVI) shows — calculated using the annual average price of a standard double room and the city’s average hotel rating* — America’s small towns and mid-sized cities offer the best value for your buck.
About Best Value Index

The Best Value Index provides a unique overview of the best valued destinations worldwide by using a specifically tailored algorithm that combines the trivago Hotel Price Index with trivago’s Reputation Ranking for hotels. The trivago Hotel Price Index shows the average overnight accommodation prices for a standard double room on trivago. Scaling up to 100, the Best Value Index lists the best combined score on consumer rating and average hotel price.

Visit Knoxville (Knoxville Convention and Visitors Bureau) is the official CVB for the City of Knoxville and Knox County. Visit Knoxville is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, private company that works together with the community, business leaders and local and state government to further develop Knoxville as a premier leisure, meetings and travel destination.