In the Lonely Planet’s list of the best locations to see in the world Uluru or the Ayers Rock, the sacred Aboriginal site in Australia’s Northern Territory (NT), was on Thursday named as the world’s third-best places to see.
Sydney-based Mirage News reported that, the ranking was featured in 2020 and will be published in the second edition of the global travel guide’s ‘Ultimate Travel List’ coffee table book. Uluru, the large sandstone rock formation ,Also a Unesco World Heritage Site, is considered to be a place of spiritual significance by its indigenous custodians, the Anangu or Pitjantjatjara people. Petra (Jordan) and the Galapagos Islands are at the first and second places on the 2020 list .
“Territorials are acutely aware Uluru ( Australia’s ) is one of the best places in the world, and now it is official according to Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List, said Natasha Fyles, NT’s Minister for Tourism and Hospitality, Reacting to the development.
She added “This is well deserved and fantastic recognition for the Northern Territory, recognizing the Traditional Owners, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Board of Management and tourism operators who work tirelessly to share stories and their culture with visitors”.
“It’s been a tough year for tourism operators here in the NT and across the country, but there has never been a better time for domestic visitation to the Territory for most of our Southern counterparts thanks to our biggest ever domestic campaign, the NT Summer Sale.”