Published on : Thursday, January 8, 2015
Brisbane’s credentials as an international travel destination have gathered momentum after the city received kudos in global media over the festive season.
International travel show CNNGo travelled to Brisbane in November and was glowing in its praise of the city, saying there were plenty of reasons why the capital of Queensland deserved attention.
Citing arts, markets and outdoor attractions, the program said Brisbane was a “vibrant Australian city that prides itself on a sunny ease and growing creative edge”.
In further international coverage, major UK media outlet The Guardian said Brisbane had “changed beyond recognition” and included the city in its list of “Holiday hotspots: where to go in 2015”.
The article pointed to the rise of new bars, hotels and riverside restaurants and the growth of “happening villages” such as Fortitude Valley and Caxton Street.
In Australia, Fairfax’s Traveller listed Brisbane among the “best and most improved Australian cities” under an article entitled “The 50 best travel finds of 2014 from around the globe”.
The article said, “What you see is what you probably always get in terms of Sydney and Melbourne but Brisbane, still basking in its G20 afterglow, is a different proposition entirely.
“The Queensland capital is evolving more rapidly than any other Australian city and gradually shedding its overgrown country town image without losing its appealing easy-going nature.”