Sidi Ifni, Morocco- According to the 2013's World Economic Forum report, Morocco ranks the world’s third friendliest country for tourists.
Sidi Ifni, Morocco- According to the 2013’s World Economic Forum report, Morocco ranks the world’s third friendliest country for tourists.
In addition to being the world’s third friendliest country, Morocco ranks 71st worldwide and 9th at the North African and Middle East level in terms of travel and tourism competitiveness.
The list of the friendliest countries is topped by Iceland and New Zealand.
In addition to Iceland, New Zealand and Morocco, the top ten list includes, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Austria, Senegal, Portugal, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ireland and Burkina Faso.
The ‘Attitude of population toward foreign visitors’ is, among other things, a criterion whereby 140 countries were ranked this year.
In the new Travel and Tourism Competitive Index, “Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013″ classifies the 140 countries into ” welcome” and “unwelcome”, depending on the country’s attractivness.
South Korea and China, despite their large number of visitors, were ranked among the least welcoming areas.
Thanks to its solid tourism infrastructure, including other facilities, Europe headed the world as the friendliest region in the world.
Bolivia ranked the world’s least friendly country for tourists. In addition to Bolivia, the list of unfriendliest countries, includes Venezuela, the Russian Federation, Kuwait, Latvia, Iran, Pakistan, Slovak Republic, Bulgaria, Mongolia.
The report stresses that the tourism and travel sector must be developed, especially because of the role it plays in decreasing unemployment rates.
Published biannually, the report uses data collected from international agencies and organizations, such as World Bank and UNESCO.
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