Dublin is one of top 10 cities in the world to visit next year, says Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet, one of the world’s most known travel guide book publisher, has placed the capital of Ireland, Dublin, at the seventh place on the list of Top 10 cities in the world to visit next year.

The report characterises Dublin as one of Europe’s most down-to-earth and friendly cities and it also praises Dublin’s “approach to ethical tourism, its flourishing independent artisan shopping scene, and plans to pedestrianise parts of the centre to create a renewed sense of community’, reports Dublinpeople.com.

Lord Mayor of Dublin Alison Gilliland stated: “This is very welcome news. The Lonely Planet is like the go to guide of international travel, and to place so highly on its list of world cities to visit in 2022 is a great achievement and endorsement of the people of Dublin and actions taken by Dublin City Council over the last 18 months. Tourism is an important strand to the economy of Dublin and as international travel is re-established we can get back to welcoming people from around the world to our wonderful city. If Dublin is working well for tourists it is also working well for its citizens.”

Lonely Planet was created by Maureen and Tony Wheeler. In 1972, they went on a trip through Europe and Asia to Australia and their first book,  Across Asia on the Cheap, was written by the couple in their home and had 94 pages.

As of 2011, the company had sold 120 million books since creation.

 

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