Hotels.com: Taxis from Berlin international in the fast lane of London/Berlin, 30 June 2009 there is no second chance for a first impression and this is mostly positive for Berlin travelers, because the capital’s taxi drivers are very popular with German and foreign tourists. This has resulted in a recent survey among European travellers of the hotel booking portal Hotels.com. Berlin replaces the German leader in Cologne last year, thereby asserts itself at the same time in the top of the world after London and New York. Friendly, clean and ortskundig Berlin taxi driver put emphasis on friendliness and helpfulness in dealing with passengers”, so Bernd Dorendahl, Chairman of the Berlin taxi Guild. That has paid off apparently, as confirmed by the International Hotels.com survey. “It has determined that the Berliners own Berliner Schnauze” both German and foreign tourists is very popular. For Hotels.com customers in Germany the Berlin taxi drivers were even friendliest worldwide, even before the Thai tuk tuk drivers in Bangkok and the polite British black cab drivers in London.
Also in terms of cleanliness and local knowledge, the German travellers in a Berlin taxi feel most comfortable. During the trip, German taxi customers in Frankfurt am Main higher rated only the security, Bangkok is priced instead for them clearly ahead. Parisian taxi drivers have popular parked their charm among Germans, not cosmopolitans are taxis in Paris. In particular, the lack of experience of the French encounters the tourists in the Seine metropolis. The availability of the surging rapidly through the town car leaves to be desired. Has the traveler but get one of the scarce taxis, the ride is at own risk, as in any other city, the Germans in the taxi feel less secure. Unfortunately Parisian taxis can not score points also with a low price, what could be also due to that the chauffeur from ignorance revolves like a few extra laps around the Louvre, before he uses a standard city plan.
London, New York and Berlin are world leaders In the international comparison Berlin taxi drivers can defend their place on the podium in the overall standings. They had to leave second place to the driver of the yellow cabs in New York this year, although is secure them the bronze medal of the world’s best taxis. Continue to be at the top the London riders world characterized with tourists through the known politeness, good handling, excellent local knowledge and as friendly. New York City scores especially with above-average availability, impressive local knowledge, the price and the cleanliness. Madrid and Copenhagen complete the top five of the taxi cities worldwide. About Hotels.com as part of the Expedia group, which is active in all major markets with a professional team, includes the portfolio by Hotels.com more than 100,000 quality hotels worldwide. A customer finds the same booking for a hotel with another provider, paid in advance at cheaper Hotels.com refunded the difference in price terms. Hotels.com has one of the largest independent hotel teams in the industry, and supplies its customers with the best possible conditions, as well as user reviews. “In February 2009, Hotels.com won the Gold Award in the category best hotel booking site” of Web user magazine. Travelers can book online on deutsch.hotels.com or via the telephone hotline 0180-500 93 42 in the German-speaking call center.