Christchurch one of Lonely Planet's Top 10 cities to visit in 2013
LONELY PLANET’S TOP 10 CITIES FOR 2013
1. San Francisco, USA
2. Amsterdam, Netherlands
3. Hyderabad, India
4. Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland
5. Beijing, China
6. Christchurch, New Zealand
7. Hobart, Australia
8. Montreal, Canada
9. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
10. Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
Influential travel guide publisher Lonely Planet has named Christchurch one of its top 10 cities to visit in 2013.
The BBC-owned publisher says “New Zealand’s second largest city is rising from the rubble ... with a breathtaking mix of spirit, determination and flair. We believe 2013 will be a great year to visit to Christchurch and experience the amazing energy of the city in its rebuilding phase."
Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker says, “It’s a real coup to get Christchurch included in the list of top 10 cities for 2013. As a regular user of Lonely Planet when I am travelling myself I fully understand the significant value of this recommendation.”
The mayor has recently starred in a quirky $1.2 million campaign aimed at winning back Australian tourists.