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The friendliest place on the planet?

IrelandTourismIreland – the marketing brand for Ireland overseas –  is eager to tell us that Ireland has topped the list of the World’s Friendliest Vacation destinations in the 2008 edition of the  Lonely Planet Bluelist, their annual title which captures the best in travel for the coming year. The Bluelist is now in its third year and  is a collection of the world’s hottest trends, destinations, journeys and experiences from around the world. The Emerald Isle was applauded for its “deliciously dark sense of humour” and “welcoming attitude towards strangers”.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. I truly believe that Ireland is the friendliest that I’ve been too. Met a couple older ladies during a stroll who would’ve talked to me for hours about the history of Ireland if I didn’t have to run off.

  2. I agree .. I have traveled all over the world and we are the most friendly people .. especially in the pubs .. now I wonder why that would be ??

    Shane Leahy

  3. Yes definitely I am always saying this! If you’re out on a walk people always say hello it’s so refreshing and people were so chatty in the pub, go Ireland!!

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