An online magazine that touts itself as, “the ultimate showcase for five-star travel, fine dining, exclusive property, luxury cars, private jets, high end fashion, premium beauty and the very best in male grooming,” is reporting that a hotel owned by Donald Trump has been voted by its readers from across the globe as the best hotel in the world. This was confirmed by a tweet from the Trump Organization.
We’d all love if the world was one big, happy global family but now, possibly more than ever, that’s definitely not the case. The reason(s) behind their not liking us usually have nothing to do with us as individual people as much as how politics, economics, American ideals, habits, attitudes, etc. all play roles in international relationships.
On the other hand, there are some countries that love the U.S. and much of what it stands for.
Whatever the case, knowing which countries like the U.S. and/or Americans vs. those that harbor bad feelings about us might be an influence for some people as to whether or not they visit said country. As always, Your Mileage May Vary.
So with that in mind, here are the top ten countries that have unfavorable views of Americans and the top ten countries that do.
Your level of satisfaction with a hotel begins from the moment you make a reservation and doesn’t end until you check out (and even sometimes after that). Between that time frame, the hotel is continually assessed by its guests on just about everything – price, cleanliness, quality of items in the facility, interaction with staff, you name it. And some of those things are more important to guests than others.
J.D. Power’s 2019 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index (NAGSI) StudySM was recently released and is the result of responses from just shy 45,000 hotel guests who reported their satisfaction of hotel experiences from June 2018 through May 2019.
J.D. Power is known for lots of surveys, including travel-related ones for airlines and hotels. But one thing they hadn’t covered was U.S. travel apps. I guess they decided to rectify that, because they recently came out with the inaugural U.S. Travel App Satisfaction Study…
If you’re on a domestic flight, you can usually taxi, gather your luggage and be on your way in a reasonable amount of time – figure 30 minutes, give or take, if all goes well.
If you’re coming in on an international flight though, you can add a significant amount of time to your wait, since you and your stuff have to go through customs/immigration.
Blacklane, a German chauffeur company that arranges airport transfers in over 300 cities, analyzed hundreds of thousands of its airport pickups over the course of 9 months. They compared when the flights arrived to when the passengers entered its vehicles and were able to determine the fastest and slowest airports in the world.
These are their findings for the 20 slowest international arrivals: