Southernmost Taiwan cape named one of most welcoming places in the world

A considerable number of properties in Eluanbi Cape won 2018 Guest Review Awards

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Eluanbi lighthouse in Kenting (Flickr/paularps)

Eluanbi lighthouse in Kenting (Flickr/paularps)

TAIPEI (Taiwan) — Eluanbi Cape (鵝鑾鼻) in Pingtung County (屏東縣) was named one of the friendliest travel destinations in 2018 by Booking.com.

Digital travel platform Booking.com released its annual list of “the most welcoming places on earth” today (Jan. 9). According to the hotel reservation website, the list honors its “accommodation partners that consistently deliver great guest experiences with a 2018 Guest Review Award.”

Eluanbi Cape in Kenting (墾丁), Pingtung is one of the areas known for hosting many such accommodations and was named alongside Niagra on the Lake in Canada, New Zealand’s Lake Tekapo, and Newport in the United States.

Eluanbi sits at the southernmost tip of Taiwan and is home to the Eluanbi Lighthouse; a tower built by English architects to guide nearby ships at the height of the British Empire, which is now a popular tourist attraction. The area also hosts the Spring Scream festival every April which sees residents flock from all over Taiwan to enjoy a variety of musical performances.

The website says the results may be especially relevant to the 73 percent of customers that rank the friendliness of locals as one of their top considerations when selecting a travel destination.

The quality of accommodation in Taiwan was also ranked by Booking.com as fifth highest in the world, behind Australia, Czech Republic, Poland and New Zealand.