Travel is all about experiencing new things. Whether it’s different foods, gorgeous scenery, or local customs, as travelers, we want to get a ‘feel’ for where we are visiting – and a lot of that comes from interacting with the local people.
If being welcomed by friendly locals is one of the criteria you look for when choosing a vacation spot, travel site Booking.com has just released its ‘Most Welcoming Cities on Earth for 2022’ list, ranking the top ten friendliest places across the globe.
“From off-the-radar island escapes, historic cities and architectural marvels to pristine mountain getaways, this year’s ten destinations have all been selected for consistently providing outstanding hospitality, as evidenced by more than 232 million verified reviews from real Booking.com travelers,” Booking.com revealed on its site. “Whether it’s an eco-friendly farm stay, a secluded villa, a cozy B&B or a beautiful boutique hotel with all the bells and whistles, Booking.com has surfaced a uniquely outstanding place to stay in each of this year’s most welcoming destinations to make it easier for everyone to explore the range of welcoming, one-of-a-kind experiences on offer in each one.”
According to Booking.com, these are the top ten ‘Most Welcoming Cities on Earth for 2022:’
1. Matera, Italy
2. Bled, Slovenia
3. Taitung City, Taiwan
4. Nafplio, Greece
5. Toledo, Spain
6. Monte Verde, Brazil
7. Bruges, Belgium
8. Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
9. Ponta Delgades, Azores, Portugal
10. Hoi An, Vietnam