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Cork city listed as one of the top ten tourist cities to visit globally by Yahoo China

Cork city has been listed by Yahoo China as one of the top ten tourist cities to visit globally in 2010. 

Cork has achieved ranking in the Yahoo China top 10 listing following Istanbul and Kyoto and ahead of Vancouver and Singapore.   The China accolade comes on foot of the Lonely Planet tourist guide listing earlier this year which awarded Cork the number 3 position in their league of World Cities to visit in 2010. 

The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Dara Murphy welcomed the news, “this positioning of Cork in the Chinese market is very significant and particularly useful in light of the work undertaken to secure a Cork programme of activities in the Irish Pavilion at World EXPO 2010 in Shanghai”. 

A Cork Shanghai project group has been working for some months now on a programme that will present the Business, Local Government, Education, Tourism and Cultural offer in Cork, through exhibitions and seminars, performances and workshops in the Irish Pavilion at World EXPO 2010.   Cork will demonstrate at EXPO 2010 the innovation, creativity and enterprise of the Cork region.  

Shanghai EXPO 2010 will open on 1st May this year, an anticipated 100 million visitors are expected to visit pavilions from 200 countries worldwide, over the course of 6 months.  

Cork’s participation in EXPO 2010 has been co-ordinated by Cork Marketing Partnership with partners Cork City Council, Cork Chamber, UCC, CIT and Fáilte Ireland South West.  

“Cork’s inclusion in the Yahoo China top 10 listing of tourist cities to visit in the world is another significant building block in raising the profile of Ireland in China.   It will certainly help to drive visitor numbers to the Irish Pavilion in Shanghai” said Mr. Michael Geary, Chairman of Cork Marketing Partnership.


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