LONDON, January 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --
The awards also highlighted the Bed & Breakfast as the most welcoming accommodation type in the UK
Today Booking.com, one of the world's leading digital travel platforms, is honouring its accommodation partners that consistently deliver great guest experiences, with a 2018 Guest Review Award.
For the seventh annual awards, 759,845 properties across 219 countries and territories are being given an award. In the top 10 countries most awarded, the UK has been ranked seventh, with 31,206 properties receiving a coveted Guest Review Award.*
The trusted Bed and Breakfast was the UK's most welcoming property type, with the Guest House second. In addition, the UK's top ten most welcoming cities include Scottish market town Stirling, coastal seaside spot Weymouth, bustling Blackpool and fashionable spa resort Harrogate:
UK's Top Ten Most Welcoming Cities
1) Stirling 2) Stornoway 3) Weymouth 4) Perth 5) Blackpool 6) Paignton 7) Harrogate 8) Weston-super-Mare 9) Inverness 10)Portree
This is especially relevant for the 67% of UK travellers who say friendly and interesting locals are one of their top considerations when selecting a destination for their next trip.
*The top ten list of countries with the most properties receiving GRA's were: Italy (106,513), Spain (46,646), France (45,286), Germany (36,042), United States (35,626), Croatia (34,027), United Kingdom (31,206), Russian Federation (26,729), Poland (26,572), and Brazil (24,477).
Established in 1996 in Amsterdam, Booking.com B.V. has grown from a small Dutch start-up to one of the largest travel e-commerce companies in the world. Part of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), Booking.com now employs more than 17,000 employees in over 200 offices in 70 countries worldwide.
With a mission to empower people to experience the world, Booking.com invests in digital technology that helps take the friction out of travel. At Booking.com, we connect travelers with the world's largest selection of incredible places to stay, including everything from apartments, vacation homes, and family-run B&Bs to 5-star luxury resorts, tree houses and even igloos. The Booking.com website and mobile apps are available in 43 languages, offer 29 million total reported listings and cover more than 145,000 destinations in 229 countries and territories
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