The National Tour Association (NTA) has voted the San Francisco Symphony and The Carolina Opry the number 1 and 2 Favorite Theater/Show Venue in the country in their annual list of the “Distinguished Dozen”. The Carolina Opry is the only South Carolina attraction recognized by the list.
When asked about receiving the Silver Award, Carolina Opry founder Calvin Gilmore commented, “This is huge when you consider all the great venues out there – Carnegie Hall in New York, Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, and all venues and shows in Las Vegas!” Gilmore went on to say, “It is also an honor to be associated with the rest of the ‘Distinguished Dozen’ such as New York City and The Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.”
Myrtle Beach was also among the “Distinguished Dozen”, being voted the Silver Winner of “Favorite Destination for Sun and Sand,” right behind the Caribbean.
NTA is the leading association for professionals serving travelers to, from and within North America. Since its founding in 1951, the association has served a broad and diverse membership and helped them expand market reach with innovative business tools, strategic relationships and collaboration within the industry. NTA membership represents more than 40 countries with 1,500 tour operators, 600 destinations and 1,500 tour suppliers.
Now in its 26th season, The Carolina Opry is the only show to have won the coveted South Carolina Governor’s Cup, the State’s highest tourism award, to be voted the State’s Most Outstanding Attraction, and with accolades from coast to coast, including the New York Times, CNN, USA Today, NBC Nightly News and many more.