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Tourism Bosses Challenge After Glowing Endorsement

News release
August 19, 2008

You’ve heard what the experts think, now come see for yourself

Canterbury tourism bosses are hoping Lonely Planet’s glowing endorsement of Christchurch in its latest New Zealand travel guide will encourage people to take a fresh look at the city.

The guide says there are "few countries on this lonely planet as diverse, unspoiled and utterly, utterly photogenic" as New Zealand.

Christchurch is singled out as “undoubtedly one of New Zealand's most livable cities" and applauded by the travel guide’s authors for its charm and energy.

"Christchurch is undoubtedly one of New Zealand's most livable cities, combining an easy-going provincial charm with the emerging energy and verve of a metropolis," Lonely Planet says in its newly released guidebook.

Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism chief executive Christine Prince is delighted Christchurch has caught the imagination of the guide’s authors and is hoping people who read the book will be inspired to come experience the city for themselves.

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