A well-known international magazine named one Australian city “one of the greatest places of 2022”.
A well-known international magazine named the Western Australian port city of Fremantle “one of the greatest destinations of 2022”.
Leading American magazine Time has included this “bustling” city in its list of 50 must-see regions for international travelers.
Fremantle, located 20 kilometers southwest of Perth, is listed along with destinations such as Bali, Toronto, Seoul and Miami.
Only two Australian hotspots were highlighted on the list, with the Great Barrier Reef picking the best place to “eat, drink and be Australian”.
The publication states that Fremantle’s culinary scene was the driving force behind the city’s spin-off.
“After nearly 700 days of pandemic quarantine, the Australian port city of Fremantle has seen a proliferation of food and beverage outlets,” writes Time.
“There are food stalls in the area, ironically called FOMO, serving pho, ramen, kebabs, burgers and even fried ice cream, while Funlab offers plenty of entertainment: bowling, mini golf, arcade games and cocktails.”
To compile this list of the world’s greatest places, Time solicited place nominations from its international network of correspondents, focusing on those that offer new and exciting experiences.
Acting Mayor Frank Mofflin said the listing of the World’s Greatest Places is proof of how important Fremantle is to tourism in Washington.
“Fremantle has always been blessed with popular attractions such as Fremantle Prison, Fremantle Markets, Fishing Boat Harbour, the famous Cappuccino Street and the historic West End,” he said.
“But so many other great places have opened up in Freo recently, including the new FOMO district in Walyalup Koort and a whole host of exciting new bars, restaurants and hospitality spots.
“During the Covid pandemic, the City of Fremantle has worked hard to ensure that Freo remains the focus of visitors through our This Is Fremantle campaign and other marketing efforts, and we continue to do so now that the borders are open again.”
A list of some of the top 50 travel destinations for 2022 can be found here. hereand the full version will be available on newsstands on Friday, July 15th.
Originally published as International magazine named Fremantle the best tourist destination