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Perth receives top travel tick from Forbes

Western Australias capital, Perth has been included on the Forbes list of the world’s top travel destinations coming in at number 11.

Perth was the only Australian city to crack a mention on the Forbes Top 14 Travel Destinations for 2019.

Joining WA’s capital were a series of heavyweight travel destination including Paris, Amsterdam and San Diego.

The ranking follows Perth’s recent inclusion on the New York Times list of the 52 Places to Go in 2019.

Forbes credited Perth’s recent urban developments, including Yagan Square and Optus Stadium, for the city’s growing popularity with tourists and placed it ahead of both Melbourne and Sydney.

“Exciting things are happening Down Under thanks to an array of recent urban development in Western Australia’s capital,” the article stated.

Forbes also made mention of WA’s upcoming “foodie fest”, the Western Australia Gourmet Escape, which will extend into Swan Valley and Perth for 10 days in November, and recommended a night to recharge at Crown Towers.

Forbes Top 14 Travel Destinations for 2019

  • Singapore
  • Hudson Yards, New York
  • Williamsburg, Virginia
  • California’s Central Coast
  • Vietnam
  • Grand Canyon
  • St. Barts
  • Istanbul
  • San Diego
  • Muscat, Oman
  • Perth
  • Amsterdam
  • Paris
  • Anguilla


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