Monday, 6 May 2013

Most and least friendly nations for tourists

You know when you are welcomed in a country - and when you are not.

The World Economic Forum (WEF) released a report in March, revealing the friendliest countries that love to roll out the welcome mat to travellers and those that tend to give the cold shoulder.

The "Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013" ranked 140 countries according to attractiveness and competitiveness in the travel and tourism industries

ATTITUDE OF POPULATION TOWARD FOREIGN VISITORS
(1 = very unwelcome; 7 = very welcome)


Friendliest nations:


10. Burkina Faso - 6.6


9. Ireland - 6.6


8. Bosnia and Herzegovina - 6.6


7. Portugal - 6.6


6. Senegal - 6.7


5. Austria - 6.7

Most and least friendly nations for tourists
4. Macedonia, FYR - 6.7


3. Morocco - 6.7


2. New Zealand - 6.8


1. Iceland - 6.8

Least friendly nations:


10. Mongolia - 5.5


9. Bulgaria - 5.5


8. Slovak Republic - 5.5


7. Pakistan - 5.3


6. Iran - 5.2


5. Latvia - 5.2


4. Kuwait - 5.2


3. Russian Federation - 5.0


2. Venezuela - 4.5


1. Bolivia - 4.1

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