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Sydney has been ranked as the world's safest and friendliest city, beating London, Paris, New York and Rome, Minister for Tourism and Major Events, George Souris has announced.
Sydney has been ranked as the world’s safest and friendliest city, beating London, Paris, New York and Rome, Minister for Tourism and Major Events, George Souris has announced.
“This is an accolade for the Harbour City and reinforces the fact that Sydney is Australia’s global city with an enormous reputation, which the NSW Government has enhanced through its tourism and major events policy,” Mr Souris.
“Sydney is often recognised for its spectacular harbour, wonderful events and festivals and the other unique experiences for visitors, so it is particularly exciting to also be recognised for the people of Sydney and their positive effect on a visitor'sexperience.”
Sydney was also voted one of the world’s top five cities overall with Melbourne rated number ten.
These are the findings of the bi-annual Anholt-GfK City Brands Index (CBISM), a survey which measures the image of 50 cities based on attributes including the city’s status and standing, the physical aspects, friendliness, things to do, education and economic opportunities and basic requirements such as affordable accommodation and the standard of public amenities.
“It is encouraging to see Sydney not only climb higher in the overall rankings for image and reputation of the world’s cities, placed second in overall rankings just behind London, but also to be named as the city visitors feel safest in the world, with the warmest and friendliest people. There couldn’t be a more positive response from visitors to Sydney than this.