Brilliant fourth place from top holiday website
A leading holiday website has named Perth as one of the most welcoming cities in the UK. The Fair City was named as the fourth most welcoming city in the country by Booking.com, behind Stirling, Stornaway and Weymouth. The list was compiled from the holiday accommodation website’s list of 2018 Guest Review awards.
Joost Vermuleun, Booking.com’s regional director, said: “No matter the type, size or location of the property, what we see from our customers is that they value a human connection when they travel, whether it’s some extra attention to detail or a truly individualised approach to service.
“With these awards, we celebrate and thank all of the amazing accommodation providers who create special travel experiences for our customers on a daily basis.” Booking.com also named Sky Lodge, based in the grounds of Perth Airport,as the top place to stay in the city, with the website bosses saying travellers often look for “unique” places to stay.
To be recognised with a Guest Review award, the property has to have an average score of eight or higher from at least five or more reviews. Customers are encouraged to review their stay after they leave, and can be asked to comment on cleanliness, comfort, location, facilities, staff and value for money.
Lucy Stock, manager at Sky Lodge said, “We are certainly busy enough – we get people coming for business and at the moment a lot of our guests are working on the new roads, but we get a lot of tourists in the summer. We also get a lot of foreign visitors as well, because the easiest way to find us is on Booking.com, we have certainly found that. To get a Guest Review award was very nice, Booking.com is good at handing out certificates and they are really nice to display. I think all of our staff have contributed to making Perth a more friendly place.”
“When we check people in we recommend places for them to go, and it depends on why they are here but often people ask what kind of things they can do and they like to stay in the area for a few days. We know which places are good to send guests to.”
The list also put the UK as a whole as the seventh best in the world for welcoming in visitors, after Italy, Spain, France, Germany, the USA and Croatia.