Croatia has climbed even higher up the ladder…
As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 18th of January, 2018, Booking.com’s wildly popular online reservation system hosts around 550,000 accommodation facilities in 218 countries and territories worldwide.
This year, the well-known accommodation company awarded the “Guest Review Award 2017” award to almost 25,000 facilities in Croatia, and placed the country in the group of the ten top award-winning countries, as was reported on Thursday from Croatia’s Booking.com office.
“Croatia is in second place with the highest scores, just behind Italy, while Split, Zadar, Dubrovnik and Zagreb are among the top 20 most awarded cities in the world,” they say from Booking.com.
The annual awards from Booking.com are based on user experience and guest ratings worldwide, and in addition to being the second highest ranked country, Croatia is ranked sixth when it comes to the number of awards in 2017.
As stated in the statement, the highest award, for as many as 81.6 thousand accommodation facilities, went to Italy, while France came second with 33.5 thousand, the USA took third place with 30.5 thousand. In front of Croatia are Spain with 29.6, and Germany with 26 thousand, behind Croatia are the United Kingdom, Poland, Russia and Greece.
In Croatia, 24,395 facilities of all kinds with a total average rating of 9 received awards, along with 243 facilities with the highest rating of 10. Among the top 20 cities in the world, the Dalmatian capital of Split is ranked second in this list, right after Rome, Zadar and Dubrovnik, which are at 9 and 10th place, with the capital, Zagreb, coming in at 19th place.
Booking.com stated that according to the number of awards received, Croatia has climbed from ninth to sixth place, which is further proof of its growing popularity, and given that the awards are given on the basis of guest reviews and their authentic experiences, they believe that it can also help the owners of accommodation facilities in business.
The growing occupation of users for unique stays and experiences is also visible in a recent survey of the 19,000 tourists from 26 countries, with one in three, or 33 percent, claiming they’d rather stay in private accommodation than in a hotel in 2018.
As noted, facilities must have an average review score of 8 or more based on at least five guest ratings left by the end of October. Cleanliness, comfort, location, facilities, and value for money are evaluated, and since reviews are never edited or changed in any way, travelers can be sure that they’re reading authentic testimonials about actual user experiences in accommodation facilities.