Dublin has been voted the world's fifth friendliest city by readers of Condé Nast Traveler, the prestigious US travel magazine. The magazine has unveiled the results of its Readers’ Choice Survey of the world’s friendliest cities, with Dublin making it into fifth position.
Welcoming the news, Niall Gibbons, Tourism Ireland chief executive, said: “Again and again, our research shows us that the friendliness of our people is one of our unique selling points. It is the warm welcome and the ‘craic’ here that resonates with our overseas visitors and makes Dublin and Ireland such a great choice for a short break or holiday. This accolade by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine gives Tourism Ireland a wonderful platform to continue to promote Dublin and the island of Ireland throughout the world as a ‘must-see’ destination. With world-class events like the this month’s Dublin Horse Show and the upcoming Dublin Fringe Festival and Dublin Theatre Festival, as well as the city’s extremely rich heritage and culture, wonderful food and accommodation choices, Dublin is set to welcome many more overseas visitors this year, coming to experience all that this great city has to offer.”
Dublin was in joint fifth position on the list with Sydney. Auckland and Melbourne shared the top spot.
Notes To Editors
- Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for promoting the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination.
- Tourism is the island of Ireland’s largest indigenous industry; responsible for in excess of 4% of GNP in the Republic of Ireland and employing approximately 200,000 people.
- In 2013, we welcomed an estimated 8 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland, delivering revenue of almost €4 billion. Overseas tourism business accounts for 59% of all tourism revenue.
- Tourism Ireland’s international website is www.ireland.com, available in ten different language versions for over 30 individual markets around the world.