This Australian Town Is One Of The World’s Most Welcoming Cities

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When it comes to deciding on your next travel destination, there are many factors to consider.

For some people, it’s all about about the cultural experience, while others seek out nature but how often do you consider how welcoming a location is?

While the quality might be the first thing you consider when you travel, it’s an underrated factor–the behaviour and attitudes of the locals can make or break a trip.

Whether it’s the accommodating waiter that serves you at that great restaurant, the friendly couple you make friends with at the local pub or the memorable tour guide that shows you around town, the people you encounter can take a holiday from an average to amazing.

The welcoming nature of a place will usually reveal itself once you arrive but it can be something that’s hard to figure out in the planning phase of your trip.

Luckily, has collected data from more than 309 million verified customer reviews to find the cities that excel in hospitality, service and friendliness–and one is right here in Australia.

Below, find the most welcoming cities in the world.

The Most Welcoming Cities In The World

Arraial d’Ajuda, Brazil

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If you’re heading to Brazil then make sure you make a stop in Arraial d’Ajuda.

This tropical paradise is not only beloved for it’s beautiful stretch of beaches but for it’s lively food culture, colourful houses and historical architecture.

Unlike it’s famous neighbour, Porto Seguro, Arraial d’Ajuda doesn’t get overwhelmed by tourists, offering a quieter escape for those who want to rest and recharge.

Ermoupoli, Greece

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Choosing a Greek island to spend your holiday on is no easy task but Ermoupoli, located on the island of Syros, makes your decision a little simpler.

This hillside town boasts pretty neoclassical architecture, authentic tavernas and views of the sparkling Aegean Sea, with warm and friendly locals ready to make your trip that much better.

Viana do Castelo, Portugal 

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The coastal town of Viana Do Costelo is situated in Northern Portugal.

With historical architecture, religious sites and big surf, the destination has something for everyone.

Daylesford, Australia 

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You don’t have to travel far to experience a warm welcome with Victoria’s beloved Daylesford taking a place on the list.

The idyllic country town is nestled in foothills of the Great Dividing Range, with its own famous natural mineral hot springs and spa.

With a gourmet farm-to-table food culture, boutique stores and of course, classic country hospitality, it’s the perfect weekend getaway.

Grindelwald, Switzerland

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Located at the heart of the Swiss Alps, Grindelwald is the dream destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

With an abundance of hiking trails in the summer, and skiing and snow-boarding opportunities in the winter and a charming village atmosphere all year round, Grindelwald is worth visiting in every season.

Moab, United States

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Located in south-eastern Utah, Moab offers access to one of the United State’s most interesting landscapes.

With rafting opportunities in the nearby Colorado river, hikes that explore the fascinating red rock formations and plenty of fun dining options, including breweries and taco trucks, there’s something for everyone.

Boasting some of the darkest skies in the United States, this is also a perfect location for star-gazing.

Uzès, France

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The French might not have the best reputation when it comes to friendliness but we can assure you this isn’t the case in the town of Uzès.

Situated in Provence, this charming village has a vibrant town centre with cute cafes, market stalls and historical buildings.

Just a short drive from the town is the beautiful Gard countryside with vineyards and olive groves.

Mazatlán, Mexico

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 Mazatlán is one of Mexico’s main harbour towns and one of the world’s most welcoming cities.

With 19th-century colonial architecture, traditional Mexican food (including some of the best ceviche in the country) and one of the longest malecón’s or promenades in the world, it’s a must-visit on any central America trip.

Jaisalmer, India

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Situated in the Thar desert in Rajasthan, Jaisalmer is also known as India’s ‘golden city’ because of its yellow sandstone buildings and desert sand.

The city boasts the bewitching UNESCO World heritage listed Jaisalmer Fort, vibrant markets and access to desert tours.

Fujikawaguchiko, Japan

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Fujikawaguchiko is located at the base of Mouth Fuji and offers sweeping views of the region.

As the gateway to the renowned Fuji Five Lakes region, visitors have access to the lakes, mountain trails and hot springs, as well as the diverse cultural sites of the town itself.

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