Published on : Thursday, June 29, 2017
Last week the Victorian Government released a report which presented a pretty positive picture of Melbourne’s position as a cultural capital. The report said that while there are scopes for further improvement, the city ranks a respectable 12th out of 38 of the world’s most creative and cultural cities, ahead of Sydney at 16. Sydney on its part put out a media release pointing to the U.S. News and World Report’s ranking as the world’s number two vacation city in the ‘Best Places to Visit’.
In the media release, Lord Mayor Clover Moore said: “With our vibrant arts scene, first-class restaurants, cultural diversity and wonderful calendar of events, it’s no wonder Sydney is one of the world’s most loved cities. Sydney is an ideal holiday destination, a great place to live and a wonderful place to work and study. The City has worked hard to make Sydney Australia’s leading global city and it’s wonderful to see this work recognised.”
Sydney has jumped 11 places on the ‘Best Places to Visit’ list since last year, and now is only beaten by Rome.
The top Sydney tourist attractions listed by the site include the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Harbour, the Opera House, Darling Harbour, Coogee, Manly and Bondi beaches, The Rocks, Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Art Gallery of NSW and the Australian National Maritime Museum.
5) Tourism in Dubrovnik suffers from mass tourism and chaos
The problems faced by Croatia’s southernmost town Dubrovnik due to mass tourism is now being documented in news portals, newspapers and social media. Endless cruise ships, annoyed cabbies, tiring traffic jams and many such factors are affecting everyone in Dubrovnik, including the tourists.
Many tour guides are also feeling the detrimental effects of this mass and out of control tourism. Hence, many of them are resorting to social media like Facebook to post their anguish and irritation.