Perth Makes New York Times’ List Of Places To Travel In 2019

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10 January 2019

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Another day another case of people finally realising how amazing Perth is!

The latest comes from THE New York Times who have included our city on their list of 52 Places to Go in 2019.

Perth took out the 43rd spot thanks to our “decade-long development boom” as more and more travellers discover what the West Coast has to offer.

“Among the new attractions: Yagan Square, in crook of highway near the central business district, with its distinctive market hall, art park and 146-foot digital tower with a 46-foot-high circular screen that showcases work by local artists and live-streams events like Aussie Rules Football and the Melbourne Cup.

“Optus Stadium, a 60,000-seat venue for concerts and sporting events, including cricket; and Raine Square, a $200 million redevelopment in the business district that includes a movie theatre, shopping and restaurants including Hong Kong-based dim sum chain Tim Ho Wan, wisely considered he world’s most affordable Michelin-starred restaurant.”

Writer Kelly Dinaro goes on to highlight our chic new hotels and bustling bar scene.

“To accommodate the expected growth in tourism, 31 new or redeveloped hotels have opened in the last five years including the luxury COMO, the hip QT and a Westin.

“Since 2007, liquor law reforms, including a 2018 change that let restaurants serve drinks without a meal, have changed the drinking and dining scene with more than 100 small bars opening in the central business district alone. And Queants started a nonstop flight from London to Perth this year, the first from Europe.”

The only other Australian destination to make the list was Northern Rivers, NSW which came in at number 29. The list was topped by Puerto Rico!

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