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British travellers are madly in love with Sydney - and here's proof

British travellers are madly in love with Sydney - and here's proof

British tourists' love affair with Sydney has been made official. The Harbour City beat the likes of New York and Paris to win the award for the world's favourite overseas city at the 15th Annual Condé Nast Traveller UK Reader's Choice Awards.

While the win isn't the biggest surprise (been to Bondi lately?), it's still a huge achievement for New South Wales on the global tourism scene.

"Travellers continue to love Sydney for our iconic attractions, the beauty of our natural environment, our unsurpassed lifestyle and outstanding calendar of major events," said CEO Destination NSW Sandra Chipchase.

"It's easy to see why the city is regularly voted by travellers as the best Australian city to visit."

It's another notch in the belt for Sydney, which was also recently voted the number one city in the Condé Nast Traveller USA Reader's Choice Awards; the top Australian city in the Travel+Leisure Awards; and the world's best summer city by Lonely Planet.

British visitors contribute more than $557 million to the New South Wales economy (we wonder how much of that is pints of beer?), with 313,600 coming to NSW each year.

UK travellers are the third-largest tourist group to visit NSW behind Chinese and New Zealand visitors.

Is Sydney the world's best city? Are you a British traveller who's had a different experience in Sydney? Tell us in the comments form below.

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User comments
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Fantastic for Sydney! Hey overseas visitors, take some extra time and fly to Perth WA. It's soooh pretty and there's heaps to do. Hang out at Scarborough & Cottesloe Beaches. Fremantle for fish chips & history. Aqua underwater aquarium & a beer at Hillary's harbour. Mindarie Keys for dinner at The Ship. Drive down south to Margaret River for surfing and wineries. Then round to Pemberton & Walpole for a tall trees walk. Keep going for the squeaky clean beaches and picturesque islands off Esperance. Or north WA to Ningaloo Marine park, with Whale Sharks & Monkey Mia dolphins. Broome's Cable Beach. We have the best sunsets in the world!

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