Canberra as the third best city to visit in 2018? It was always going to be a controversial decision.
As soon as the announcement was made public the supporters, the haters and the genuinely baffled turned to social media.
The city hasn't been this divided since Skywhale...
Yeah, but we get a pretty awesome trophy, so... pic.twitter.com/rtZCxPYDxS— VisitCanberra (@visitcanberra) October 25, 2017
When one passionate Canberran came to the city's defence on Facebook, the tourism body had a meme at the ready, based on Broad City character Ilana.