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Adelaide ranks among top 10 global travel destinations

17 Dec 13

Real estate advice typically comes down to considering location, and if a recent report from Lonely Planet is any indication, it seems that location isn't a problem for South Australia.

Adelaide, the capital city of SA, recently made the top 10 list of Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2014. The city joined the likes of Paris, Zurich, Shanghai and Chicago.

"While Melbourne and Sydney have competed for attention, Adelaide has transformed itself into the perfect host city," Lonely Planet stated in its October 28 announcement.

"It has accumulated some of Australia’s most popular sporting and arts events, including the cultural tour de force of the Adelaide Festival, the Adelaide Fringe Festival and WOMADelaide. The year 2014 beckons big changes for the city’s heart, with the completion of the multimillion-dollar refurbishment of the Adelaide Oval, which will link central Adelaide with the Oval and its beautiful surrounding parklands, and historic North Adelaide further on."

Lonely Planet went on to highlight Adelaide as a gateway to some of Australia's world-famous wine country.

This ranking is good news for those pursuing a real estate career in the region, as Lonely Planet is one of the world's most successful travel publishers, and its opinion is highly respected by many.

So what could this mean for real estate professionals in the area? It will likely translate to an influx of tourism, and could perhaps lead to buyers looking to permanently call South Australia home.

And with dwelling approvals, home values and the pace of lending all increasing in the region over the past few months, now is the time for professionals to give themselves the edge by investing in real estate agent training and other courses that will help them keep up with growing demand.