Dublin has been voted the world's fifth friendliest city by readers of US travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler.
“Again and again, our research shows us that the friendliness of our people is one of our unique selling points," said Niall Gibbons, Tourism Ireland chief executive.
"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.