TORONTO, Jan. 8, 2019 /CNW/ - Today Booking.com, one of the world's leading digital travel platforms, is honouring its accommodation partners that consistently deliver great guest experiences with more than 2,200 Canadian properties claiming a 2018 Guest Review Award.
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. Canada's reported most welcoming destinations include Niagara on the Lake, Victoria, Vancouver, Halifax, Calgary, Whistler, and more.
Two out of the three of the most welcoming property types in Canada are alternative accommodation options: B&Bs (1,568), Apartments (1,048), and Hotels (1,987).
The ongoing interest from Canadian travellers to experience unique accommodations is also reflected in recent Booking.com research with 21,000 travellers across 29 countries highlighting that 28% of travellers would prefer to stay in a holiday home or apartment over a hotel in 2019.
For the full release, please visit the Booking.com Canada Newsroom at News.booking.com/en-ca
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 travellers 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 over 29 million total reported listings and cover more than 145,000 destinations in 229 countries and territories worldwide.
Each day, more than 1.5 million room nights are reserved on our platform. So whether traveling for business or leisure, customers can instantly book their ideal place to stay quickly and easily with Booking.com, without booking fees and backed up by our promise to price match.
For further information: BOOKING.COM CANADA PR CONTACT: [email protected]