Passengers come in all sorts of “flavors” that vary from the once-every-few years leisure traveler to the business people who fly several times per week for work. All have their own priorities of what makes their travels a satisfactory experience, but can those desires come to fruition? For that matter, short of a well-worded tweet, how can they even let the airlines know?
There’s a lot of stress that comes with traveling. You have to get through the security checkpoint and then hang out in an airport or airport lounge that’s way too crowded and may be going through a huge renovation. Unless you have first class or business class, you’re jammed into a plane. Hotels have also made for less happy experiences, especially if you’re into the points & miles thing, by changing the rules about stays, or, well, I can just say #Bonvoyed and most people reading this will understand what I mean.
However one aspect of travel has continued to increasingly make for relatively high satisfaction levels – that of car rental companies.
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.