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Is this the world’s best summer city?

 

Andy MurdockLonely Planet author

 

When summer rolls into town, some cities empty as the temperature rises to less-than-pleasant heights, while others transform, shedding their winter coats and emerging as sleek, gorgeous summer models filled with charms and comforts that were barely evident only weeks earlier.

 

Summer City

 

Among the many cities that come alive in the summer, which is the very best? That is, which city should be crowned the World’s Best Summer City?*

 

We put this question to our Facebook and Twitter followers, and the debate heated up like a dashboard on a hot summer day. Should it be a city that is cold most of the year and only warms up for a short, glorious period? Or should it be a city that is nice almost any time of year, but gets truly spectacular in summer? The votes tell the story:

 

Summer Cities poll results

 

The top two vote-getters were Barcelona and Sydney, two cities that could easily be described as year-round destinations. At the peak of summer, both cities can also be unpleasantly hot, overly expensive and crowded, which is why Lonely Planet guidebook authors generally recommend visiting a bit earlier or later in the year.

 

Voters started talking some sense at 3rd place: Montreal, London, Chicago – now these are cities that really come alive in the summer. These cities wait for months for the dreary cold winter to disappear, and then explode in fits (and festivals) of joy that last throughout the summer months. It has been said that London is the most beautiful city on earth when the sun is shining, mostly because it’s such a novelty. After enduring months of grey drizzle, the argument becomes rather convincing.

 

All of these are world-class cities, but can one of them truly be called the World’s Best Summer City? Nope. According to Lonely Planet Travel Editor Robert Reid, voters simply forgot to vote for the real winner: Irkutsk. (Just kidding. His actual pick is Reykjavik.)

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It is interesting to see that we got 3rd, yet NY pretty much at the end of the pack. What is more interesting, is that we get about 7.5 million tourists per year here.

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NY en été c'est pas drôle. Trop chaud et l'air est trop saturé de pollution à cause de l'humidité. Au printemps et en automne, par contre. Imbattable.

 

Je serais aussi curieux d'avoir des statistiques sur le nombre de visiteurs dea autres villes canadiennes, pour comparer. Et aussi, per capita, une comparaison avec d'autres villes de taille équivalente dans le monde......

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Je serais aussi curieux d'avoir des statistiques sur le nombre de visiteurs dea autres villes canadiennes, pour comparer. Et aussi, per capita, une comparaison avec d'autres villes de taille équivalente dans le monde......

 

Yah, now that is something I would like to see also.

 

New York City - 48.7 million tourists (2010) [this includes Americans and foreigners]

Paris - 42 million tourists (2010)

Las Vegas - over 40 million tourists (2007) [this includes Americans and foreigners]

Toronto - 10.66 million tourists (2007)

Quebec - 9 million tourists (2008)

Honolulu - 4,734,800 tourists (2007)

 

As of 2004 or 2005, Montreal was 85th or 86th in tourist arrivals (overall), but 15th in all of North America. The numbers on that website only counted the international visitors.

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No, there's no way Quebec City has more tourists than Montreal. Maybe they meant Quebec, the province, in general?

 

A popular travel destination, Québec City and its surrounding area welcome over 9 million tourists every year from all corners of the world. The city is full of attractions and fascinating discoveries for visitors.

http://www.expositionsud.com/Quebec_ENG.html

 

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D'ou vient ton chiffre de 7.5 M?

 

Montréal receives 11.3 million visitors per year, 27% of whom come from outside Québec

 

Source:http://www.qimtl.qc.ca/en/projects/quartier-international-montreal/international-organizations

 

 

Le site de la ville avance même le chiffre de 14 Millions de touriste par année

 

http://www.qimtl.qc.ca/en/projects/quartier-international-montreal/international-organizations

 

 

On était a 9,7 Millions en 2001

 

http://ville.montreal.qc.ca/pls/portal/docs/page/SOMMET_FR/MEDIA/DOCUMENTS/Tourisme.pdf

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D'ou vient ton chiffre de 7.5 M?

 

Montréal receives 11.3 million visitors per year, 27% of whom come from outside Québec

 

Source:http://www.qimtl.qc.ca/en/projects/quartier-international-montreal/international-organizations

 

 

Le site de la ville avance même le chiffre de 14 Millions de touriste par année

 

http://www.qimtl.qc.ca/en/projects/quartier-international-montreal/international-organizations

 

 

On était a 9,7 Millions en 2001

 

http://ville.montreal.qc.ca/pls/portal/docs/page/SOMMET_FR/MEDIA/DOCUMENTS/Tourisme.pdf

 

 

Montréal welcomes some 7.5 million tourists each year, and while the majority of which, at 32.1%, visit during the summer, the city remains a popular destination year round: 20.1% come in winter, 24.8% in spring, and 23% in autumn.

 

http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/Press/Press/Press-Releases/montreal-best-summer-cities-lonely-planet

 

Montréal annually welcomes some 7.5 million tourists, all types of stays combined, with tourist expenditures representing 2.5 billion dollars.

 

http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/Montreal-Tourism/Latest-on-TM/Press-Releases/montreal-s-summer-tourist-season-the-best-in-a-decade

 

Thing is, if they start writing one thing and write something else in PDF files, now we have a big ass problem.

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