Manila and Cebu ranked 4th and 15th, respectively, in Big 7 Travel’s list which was released recently.
The travel website described Manila residents as “famously welcoming,” and the city a “friendly place to spend some time in.” “It’s a place where locals have a buzzing attitude and an eagerness to show off their city to out-of-towners,” the article stated.
Cebu City, on the other hand, was recognized for its “exuberant vibe” and the presence of multiculturalism among its residents.
Kuala Lumpur, Taipei, and Chiang Mai were the hailed the top three friendliest cities in Asia. Big 7 Travel said they surveyed their “social audience of 1.5 million” for the list.
There were no specific criteria given to respondents, but factors such as where they felt the most welcome and how easy they navigated the area either with the help of locals or not were considered.
Big 7 Media is a travel website that features content on food, travel, and hotels around the world.
From: Manila Bulletin
24 September 2019