An argument can be made that the only thing worse than an obnoxious tourist in a foreign country is a surly host. Thankfully, one of the world’s biggest and best online travel agencies, Booking.com, polled its users and found those cities that are the most welcoming.
This year’s list of the Top 10 Most Welcoming Places on Earth from Booking.com spans five continents and features hidden coastal gems, rural destinations surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, and even a bustling Latin American metropolis.
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Keep scrolling to see the Top 10 Most Welcoming Places on Earth according to the folks at Booking.com.
10 – Gold Coast, Australia
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G’day but the Gold Coast has some remarkably pristine beaches.
9 – Mexico City, Mexico
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Locals dress up for the Day of the Dead parade in Mexico City.
8 – Porto De Galinhas, Brazil
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Porto de Galinhas is know for its warm waters and people.
7 – Ushuaia, Argentina
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Ushuaia is one of the main departure points for cruises to Antarctica.
6 – York, United Kingdom
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History abounds in York.
5 – Klaipėda, Lithuania
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Old meets new in Klaipèda.
4 – Dresden, Germany
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Dresden has rebuilt itself into a welcoming destination.
3 – San Sebastián, Spain
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One of San Sebastián’s famed tapas bars.
2 – Hualien City, Taiwan
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Hualien City is perhaps the most beautiful, and romantic city in Taiwan.
1 – Polignano a Mare, Italy
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The small southern Italian town of Polignano a Mare on the Adriatic Sea is known for its crystal clear waters and white pebble beaches.