We knew it all along, but the readers of Conde Nast Traveller magazine have just confirmed it:
Sydney voted world's best city
From correspondents in London
September 05, 2007 07:52am
Article from: AAP
SYDNEY might seem more like a security fortress than an ideal holiday destination as APEC rolls into town, but travellers have voted it the best city in the world.
A survey of 30,000 readers of luxury travel bible Conde Nast Traveller put Sydney in first spot for favourite overseas city, ahead of Paris, New York and Rome.
Australia ranked fourth in the countries category behind India, Italy and Thailand, while the Great Barrier Reef was named the 10th best island destination in the world.
Sydney, which ranked third in last year's survey, impressed travellers for being the most clean and user-friendly city as well as having the best restaurants.
"I'm delighted that readers of Conde Nast Traveller voted Sydney their favourite overseas city," editor Sarah Miller said.
"They think that it is fantastic for its friendly people but they really adore the varied cuisines on offer, with the city scoring the highest for food.
"As somebody who loves Sydney, I thoroughly endorse the readers' choice."