The world’s top tourist guide, Lonely Planet, has named the hot places to visit in 2010 as Singapore, Vancouver, Sarajevo …… and Cork.
The Lonely Planet has included Cork in its list of the ‘Best in Travel 2010’.
The listing of Cork inthe influential guide will come as a massive boost for tourism in the region.
El Salvador, Germany and Greece are among the best countries in the world to features, but there is no place for Ireland on the list.
The Irish representation comes in the category of top cities – where Cork is listed alongside Abu Dhabi, Istanbul and Singapore.
The guide says visitors should be able to find inspiration in each city.