Australia is the friendliest country in the Asian pacific area and Londoners is almost as friendly as the good folks in Amsterdam (although the rest of the UK dragged their appeal down to number three in Europe overall).
More than 6,400 respondents gave their opinion of their particular experience in each of the surveyed cities in the TravelZoo report and were asked where they were met with the warmest, friendliest locals, be it when seeking directions, dining recommendations and overall reception.
In Europe, Italy was voted the friendliest country, followed by Ireland and the UK.
When it comes to European cities, Amsterdam received the most votes, followed by London and Dublin.
In Latin America, Mexicans were voted the friendliest, while Australians edged out Kiwis and Thais to take the same title for Asia Pacific.
Of the American cities, the results revealed a few interesting trends.
For example, according to the survey, East Coasters were much more welcoming than those on the West Coast, with five of the top 10 states all bordering on the Atlantic ocean.
Last year, Auckland, New Zealand and Melbourne, Australia were voted the friendliest cities in the world by readers of CN Traveler magazine.
Here are the results of Travelzoo’s friendliest destinations survey:
Friendliest cities in Europe:
Friendliest countries in Europe:
Friendliest countries in Asia Pacific:
Friendliest countries in Latin America: