This ranking was part of the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards 2022.
Krabi scored 8.6 out of 10 based on favourable reviews from travellers who praised the province for its warm hospitality, clean environment, marvellous beaches, pristine natural beauty and untarnished islands.
The other Thai cities that scored high on the “most welcoming” list were Trat, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai and Nakhon Ratchasima, in that order.
Michelle Gao, Booking.com’s regional manager for Mekong Region, said apartments were the top choice globally for a fifth year in the row, with Italy leading the pack in this category.
“In Thailand, however, hotels appear to be the most popular, with 3,541 hotels winning the Traveller Review Awards 2022,” she said. “Meanwhile, 4,213 other accommodations [such as houses or apartments] have received awards this year.
“Travellers in Thailand choose their vacation accommodation based on the quality of service, cleanliness, location and comfort,” she added. “Price, facilities and Covid-19 preventive measures are secondary factors for most travellers.”
Meanwhile, the 2022 Most Welcoming Cities on Earth award was won by the Italian city of Matera followed by Bled in Slovenia, Taiwan’s Taitung City, Greece’s Nafplion and Spain’s Toledo respectively.
Published : May 13, 2022
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By : THE NATION