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Dublin named one of the friendliest cities in the world


Our very own fair city Dublin has recently been voted as one of the friendliest cities on the planet by an influential travel magazine.

The magazine named Conde Nast Traveller ranked the nations capital fifth in its top 10 list of the world’s most welcoming urban destinations. The Irish capital has risen eight places from being the 13th most friendly city last year, according to the report Dublin is ranked in the same position in the popularity stakes with the Australian City Sydney.

The top spots in the list went to Auckland, New Zealand; Melbourne, Australia; Victoria, Canada; and Charleston in South Carolina, US respectively. According to the magazine only two other European cities made it into the top 10 one of which was Seville in Spain.

According to the report within the magazine Dublin has been described as a “vibrant city” and, in a nod to its literary fame, as a “bibliophile’s dream”. It was also praised for being “green, lush and very walkable” and “the kind of place you stop in for a drink in a local pub, only to end up chatting with the locals for the next five hours”.

The news was greatly received by The chief executive of Tourism Ireland, Niall Gibbons in which he said the city’s high ranking came as no surprise. “Again and again, our research shows us that the friendliness of our people is one of our unique selling points,” he said. “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.”
The magazine also named the most unfriendly cities in the world which include Johannesburg, South Africa; Cannes, France; Moscow, Russia; as well as Paris and Marseille, also in France. Along with Beijing, China; Frankfurt, Germany; Milan, Italy; Monte Carlo, Monaco; and Nassau, Bahamas.

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