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Krabi is Thailand’s Most Welcoming City

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to advise that Krabi in Southern Thailand – famed for its beautiful beaches and idyllic island getaways – has been named ‘Thailand’s Most Welcoming City’ in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards 2022.

Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of TAT, said “It’s always that bit more rewarding to receive such international accolades as Booking.com’s Traveller Review Awards because they are based on the direct experiences and opinions of travelers themselves. There is no better gauge for excellency than this.”

Krabi earned the prestigious title based on 1.8 million travelers’ reviews of 12,969 hotels in Thailand. The province scored an impressive 8.6 out of 10 from travelers, who praised the province for its warm hospitality, clean environment, marvelous beaches, pristine natural beauty, and untarnished islands.

Other Thai cities that scored highly in the ‘most welcoming’ rankings were Trat, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, and Nakhon Ratchasima.

The Traveller Review Awards 2022 – the 10th edition of the annual awards – drew on over 232 million verified reviews from travelers who used the Booking.com platform to book accommodation, car rental, or taxi transportation. To win an award required (as of 1 December 2021 an average review score of 8.0 or more (out of 10) and at least three traveler reviews.

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.

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.


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