Wellington: City on the Rise

Wellington has been named one of 10 world cities “on the rise” by the editors of Lonely Planet. The capital is described as “one of the world’s cold-yet-cultural cities … more beautiful than Seattle or Melbourne” in Lonely Planet’s Bluelist: the Best in Travel 2007. Rounding out the list are Chonqing (China), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Tallinn (Estonia), Luang Prabang (Laos), Riga (Latvia), Vilnius (Lithuania), Belfast (Northern Ireland), Belgrade (Serbia) and Perth (Australia). NZ is also voted the world’s no.2 favourite destination (behind Australia) in a poll of 33,000 travellers from 170 different countries, the results of which are also published in the Bluelist.

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