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19 Dec 2014
International travel authority RoughGuides.com has just revealed its Top Places to Visit for 2015, with Wellington named among the Top 10 Cities for 2015.
The renowned travel guidebook publisher and digital content creator reckons the time is right to visit Wellington, saying “There’s a real buzz about the city’s café scene and smart new craft-beer bars are bubbling up across the city”, having previously called it “The urban jewel in the country’s otherwise bucolic crown.”
Positively Wellington Tourism (PWT) Chief Executive David Perks says he’s delighted by the timely endorsement.
“It’s great news to receive just before Christmas. Rough Guides are known for their ‘tell it like it is’ attitude, so we’re very pleased that from among hundreds of city destinations they’ve rated Wellington so highly. With a fantastic events lineup, 2015 is definitely a great time to visit Wellington, and Rough Guides’ recommendation is bound to have more international travellers looking our way.”
Wellington has been no stranger to international endorsements in 2014, having already appeared on CNN.com’s list of the world’s ‘8 Great Coffee Cities’ and named as the ‘Coolest Little City in the World’ by Vogue.
Rough Guides lists Wellington alongside such diverse city destinations as Malaga, Hamburg, New Orleans, Salta in Argentina and Nizwa in Oman.
“It’s a list for curious travellers,” Mr Perks says “people who like to explore the world to seek out new and unique travel experiences. Wellington is a perfect fit because it’s a city that’s rewards that kind of intrepid curiosity with fantastic travel stories.”