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The News Minute | November 20, 2014 | 3.50 pm IST Hotels in three Indian cities - Amritsar in Punjab, Jaisalmer in Rajasthan and Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala - rank in the top 100 list for highest quality service and giving best value for money, a survey by a leading global hotel search engine said Wednesday. "Our recent survey found that hotels in small cities provide highest quality service and offer accommodation at economic rates," the travel meta search portal Trivago said in a report titled 'Best Value City Index 2015'. Amritsar has been ranked sixth in the list with a score of 96.52 percent on the basis of the service its hotels provided to their guests, while desert city Jaisalmer was listed 12th with 96.37 percent score and the southern state's (Kerala) capital Thiruvananthapuram bagged the 15th slot with 96.19 percent score. With a long coastline and popular beaches such as Kovalam and Sanghumukham, Thiruvananthapuram is a favourite destination for domestic as well as overseas tourists. The ranking is based on the hotel price index for overnight accommodation in a standard double room on the search website. The survey was conducted in cities across the world spanning Asia, Europe and the Americas. With the highest score of 97.37 percent, Mostar in Bosnia topped the list, followed by Novi Sad in Serbia with 97.18 percent score for best hotel service and value for money. Similarly, Lijiang in China was ranked third with 96.99 percent score, Plovdin in Bulgaria fourth (96.96 percent) and Szeged in Hungary fifth (96.53 percent). "The index gives an overview of the best-valued destinations worldwide, reflecting the Trivago hotel price index," the report added. IANS
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