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Croatian town of Slunj rated 2nd most welcoming place on earth according to Booking.com

Rastoke (Photo credit: Dianomaya)

13 January 2019 –Booking.com, one of the world’s leading digital travel platforms, has honoured its accommodation partners that consistently deliver great guest experiences with a 2018 Guest Review Award. 

For the seventh annual edition of the awards, 759,845 properties in total across 219 countries and territories are being given an award, with the top countries receiving the most awards being 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).

Most welcoming places on Earth

Based on the share of properties receiving an award in 2018, for the first time ever Booking.com reveals the most welcoming places on Earth according to customer reviews. 

The most welcoming destinations rated by guests in 2018 are:

  1. Goreme (Turkey)
  2. Slunj (Croatia)
  3. Eluanbi (Taiwan)
  4. Niagara on the Lake (Canada)
  5. Lake Tekapo (New Zealand)
  6. Bendigo (Australia) 
  7. Newport (United States)
  8. Nozawa Onsen (Japan)
  9. Fernando de Noronha (Brazil) 
  10. El Chalten (Argentina)

Slunj is located in the mountainous part of Central Croatia between Karlovac and Plitvice Lakes National Park, on the meeting of the rivers Korana and Slunjčica.

Rastoke (Photo credit: Neoneo13 under CC)

One popular destination in the town for tourists in Rastoke. Rastoke is known for its well-preserved mills and the picturesque little waterfalls and flowing cascades along the Slunjčica river. The watermills erected at Rastoke largely contributed to the economic development of Slunj as the center of the region of Kordun. 

About Booking.com

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.


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