Sydney named top 10 world city

Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 31st annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Sydney’s iconic Harbour, stunning beaches and impressive major events calendar and exciting food and wine scene securing it a spot in the Top 10 World City category.

10 October 2018

Nearly half a million Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted a recording-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences to determine the award winners.

Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said the recognition in the Readers’ Choice Awards will continue to raise the profile of Sydney and NSW to the US market.

“The US is one of our top inbound visitor markets and in the year ending March 2018 NSW welcomed 493,900 visitors from the US who stayed 4.9 million nights and contributed about $762.1 million to the State’s economy,” Mr Marshall said.

“As the NSW Government works toward our ambitious target of reaching a $55 billion visitor economy by 2030, awards such as this highlight how much our State has to offer international visitors.”

NSW also performed strongly in the hotel category with more hotels featuring in the top 15 than any other Australian State. Readers singled out QT Sydney, Halycon House, Four Seasons Hotel, Spicers Potts Point, Marmont Sydney and Ovolo Woolloomooloo among their top picks.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel”.

The 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards will be published exclusively on Condé Nast Traveler’s website at and celebrated in the November issue of the magazine.

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