- Booking.com has come out with their picks for the most welcoming places on earth, based on customer reviews
- Austria is the most welcoming country, while Goreme, Turkey is the overall most welcoming destination
- Newport, Rhode Island is the most welcoming city in the U.S., and also falls in the Top Ten for overall welcoming destinations
While a lot of countries and cities rely on tourists to boost their economies, not all places welcome visitors with open arms. But then there are some places that go out of their way to make outsiders feel welcome, and a new report reveals exactly where those destinations are.
Booking.com has come out with their picks for the most welcoming places on earth, based on customer reviews, and you may be surprised by which destinations earn top honors.
So, what country will make you feel the most welcome when you visit? Well, Austria tops the list, followed by the Czech Republic and Poland. Meanwhile, when it comes to specific destinations, Goreme in Turkey is the most welcoming, followed by Slunj in Croatia and Eluanbi in Taiwan.
As for the U.S. specifically, Newport, Rhode Island, earns the honor of being the most welcoming city in America, and also falls in the Top Ten for overall welcoming destinations. Coming in just behind Newport in the U.S. is Sedona, Arizona, followed by Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Most Welcoming Cities in the U.S.
- Newport, RI
- Sedona, AZ
- Oklahoma City, OK
- Pittsburgh, PA
- Fort Worth, TX
- Baltimore, MD
- Louisville, KY
- Arlington, VA
- Anaheim, CA
- Jacksonville, FL
Source: Market Watch