Corpus Christi, Texas – February 6, 2023 – Tourism Sentiment Index has released the 2023 edition of Leading Places: The 100 Most Loved Destinations Around the World. Corpus Christi was #53 joining other Texas cities, Dallas and Austin in the top 100.

For the second year, destinations around the world have been ranked to uncover those that are most loved. These Leading Places are the 100 most loved destinations according to consumer sentiment – what people really feel. Being named in the rankings means Corpus Christi has offered positive experiences and instilled the kind of happiness that visitors must talk about, leading to an impressive Tourism Sentiment Score®.

“This is another example of how fortunate we are to live in Corpus Christi because it shows that people want to be here,” said Brett Oetting, President and CEO of Visit Corpus Christi. “Every year millions of people choose to visit Corpus Christi and this ranking shows that they leave happy and fulfilled.”

Throughout the past year, Visit Corpus Christi has expanded its promotional efforts to reach new potential visitors the way toward Corpus Christi truly becoming The Gulf Coast Capital. Representation of the destination has  been increased on a regional, national, and international level through marketing, sales, and experiential initiatives that make an impact to the both the visitor experience and the local's quality of life.

Tourism Sentiment Index conducted an intensive study of its data – more than 1.6 billion online conversations and content pieces publicly available about 21,330 global destinations – to identify the 100 Most Loved Destinations. Tourism Sentiment Index is cutting-edge technology that applies the power of artificial intelligence to the challenge of extracting sentiment from human expression. Our technology in the hands of our data scientists has brought to life a leading quality indicator for destination marketing: Tourism Sentiment Score®.

“Corpus Christi is proud to be named one of the most loved destinations in the world,” said Paulette Guajardo, City of Corpus Christi Mayor. “With our breathtaking bayfront and natural resources, our city is excited to welcome visitors from around the world.”

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About Visit Corpus Christi

Visit Corpus Christi is a state and national award winning 501c6 Destination Management Organization contracted by the city of Corpus Christi with a mission to create a better community by sharing Corpus Christi with the world. The organization is primarily funded through Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) paid by visitors while staying overnight in hotels and short-term rentals. Visit Corpus Christi also has a non-profit foundation that supports the hospitality and tourism industry via education programs, raising and providing funding to individuals and businesses during times of need through the Visit CC Cares program. For more information, visit

About Tourism Sentiment Index

Tourism Sentiment Index is an intelligence solution created by acclaimed destination marketing agency Destination Think. Launched in early 2018, Tourism Sentiment Index was established as an independent business that same year, and today is managed by its team of expert analysts at its Vancouver, Canada, headquarters. The company sells a suite of products that gives destination marketers the ability to understand how consumers around the world feel about their destinations and competitors.