Dublin has been voted the second friendliest city in the world. According to US travel magazine, Condé Nast Traveler only the people of Sydney are friendlier ranking in first.
Dublin was described as “the ‘new’ Barcelona, without the sunstroke”. Just last week, Dublin was voted “favourite worldwide city” at the Trazee awards in Orlando, Florida.
Tourism Ireland were delighted with the news, CEO Niall Gibbins said “This is another well-deserved accolade for Dublin. Again and again, our research shows us that the friendliness of our people is one of our unique selling points.” He added, “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”.
Dublin came fifth in the poll last year.
The top ten friendliest cities, according to the 2015 survey, are:
- Sydney, Australia
- Queenstown, New Zealand
- Kraków, Poland
- Bruges, Belgium
- Edinburgh, Scotland
- Kyoto, Japan
- Budapest, Hungary
- Auckland, New Zealand
- Reykjavik, Iceland