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Dublin named the second friendliest city in the world


Yes our very own fair city Dublin seems to be getting even more popular, as one of the world’s biggest travel guides voted the nations capital the second most welcoming city on the planet.

The news comes just weeks after influential tourism magazine Conde Nast named Dublin the world’s fifth friendliest urban destination, although it now seems the readers of Rough Guides have pushed it further up the ranks.

Dublin now ranks second only to Glasgow for giving visitors a welcome, according to the latest poll. The magazine described the city, as a splended city saying:   “Spend a weekend enjoying the Georgian townhouses, squares and historic churches among some of the friendliest people in the world.”

The chief executive of Tourism Ireland, Niall Gibbons has welcomed the news saying the Irish welcome was one of the country’s main attractions.
“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.
He went onto say: “This accolade by the readers of Rough Guides gives Tourism Ireland another wonderful platform to continue to promote Dublin and the island of Ireland throughout the world as a ’must-see’ destination.”

Montreal, Liverpool and Tokyo made up the remaining top five friendliest cities in the travel series survey.

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