The Friendly Factor: New Poll Reveals The Friendliest Destinations For Travelers

NEW YORK, July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --Traveling to a new city can be exhilarating and intimidating at the same time but a warm greeting and friendly smile can put all fears aside when visiting to a new destination. A new poll released by Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global Internet media company, reveals which destinations greet travelers with open arms.

The Friendly Factor: Travelzoo Poll Reveals the Friendliest Destinations for Travelers

Friendliest U.S. States
When it comes to the East Coast/ West Coast rivalry, the East is the coast with the friendliest states.


1. Florida

6. South Carolina

2. California

7. Maine

3. Hawaii

8. Georgia

4. New York

9. Washington

5. Texas

10. Arizona

Friendliest U.S. Cities
Sometimes referred to as "Paradise of the Pacific", it's no surprise that Honolulu ranks as the friendliest U.S. city. Tropical temperatures and beautiful lei greetings make Honolulu a fan favorite. However, coming in second place for the friendliest U.S. city is a more surprising choice -- New York -- with friendly faces outweighing fast paces in the Big Apple.



1. Honolulu

6. San Diego

2. New York

7. San Francisco

3. New Orleans

8. Charleston, S.C.

4. Las Vegas

9. Chicago

5. Boston

10. Seattle

The Friendliest International Destinations
When traveling south of the border, one-quarter of Americans voted Mexico as the friendliest Latin American destination. Across the pond, Italy ranked as the friendliest European destination followed by Ireland, United Kingdom, Spain and the Netherlands rounding out the list. And when asked what the friendliest country is in Asia Pacific, ranking number one was Australia, with more than one-quarter choosing the land Down Under.

For more information about Travelzoo and to see the full results of the friendliest places survey, visit
www.travelzoo.com/blog/friendlyplaces.

Source: 6,405 adults in the U.S., age 18+ surveyed online in February 2015.

About Travelzoo
Travelzoo Inc. is a global Internet media company. With more than 27 million members in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific and 25 offices worldwide, Travelzoo publishes deals from more than 2,000 travel, entertainment and local companies. Travelzoo Deal Experts review offers to find the best deals and confirm their true value. In Asia Pacific, Travelzoo is independently owned and operated by Travelzoo (Asia) Ltd. and Travelzoo Japan K.K. under a license agreement with Travelzoo Inc.

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Media Contact:
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Travelzoo, North America
(212) 484-4912
cmcconnell@travelzoo.com

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