The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce that Krabi in southern Thailand, famous for its beautiful beaches and idyllic island getaways, has been named ‘Thailand’s Friendliest City’ in the part of the Booking.com Traveler Review Awards 2022.
Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of TAT, said: “It is always a bit more rewarding to receive international accolades such as the Traveler Review Awards from Booking.com, as they are based on first-hand experiences and opinions of travelers. themselves. There is no better gauge of excellence than this.
Krabi earned the prestigious title based on 1.8 million traveler 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 untouched islands.
Trat, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, and Nakhon Ratchasima are other Thai cities that scored highly in the “most welcoming” ranking.
The 2022 Traveler Review Awards – the 10th annual awards – drew on more than 232 million verified reviews from travelers who used the Booking.com platform to book accommodation, car rental or taxi transportation. Winning a prize requires (as of December 1, 2021) an average rating of 8.0 or higher (out of 10) and at least three traveler reviews.
While Booking.com noted that apartments were the world’s top choice of accommodation for the fifth consecutive year, in Thailand it was hotels that appeared to be the most popular – with 3,541 hotels winning the Traveler Review Awards 2022 Meanwhile, 4,213 other accommodation establishments (such as houses and apartments) across Thailand also won. (TAT)