Countries With The Best & Worst Attitude Towards Tourism

From: Campaya
Published: Mon Jan 23 2012

Included in The Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2011* is an interesting category called Affinity for Travel & Tourism which looks at a number of factors including the attitude of the population towards foreign visitors and how open to tourism the country is.

As such it is relatively easy to pick out the Top 5 countries with the best and the worst attitudes towards tourism.

Top 5 Countries that like their tourists

1 Lebanon

2 Barbados

3 Albania

4 Mauritius

5 Cape Verde

Lebanon is interesting and impressive at the same time, entering the bi-annual report for the first time, and being ranked 9th overall. With five World Heritage sites it is the positive attitude to foreign travelers and an appreciation of the value of the countries attributes for tourism which has contributed so much to the country's economic activity, proving once again that Asia remains a popular holiday destination.

Bottom 5 Countries that don't like their tourists

1 Paraguay

2 Russian Federation

3 Pakistan

4 Venezuela

5 Angola

Little surprise that Angola ranked 138 out of 139 overall and is 'officially' the country with the worst attitude towards tourists, although Africa still remains popular with many self catering holiday makers, and I am reliably informed welcomes them with open arms!

* The Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2011 is published by the World Economic Forum within the framework of the Centre for Global Competitiveness and Performance and the Industry Partnership Programme for Aviation, Travel & Tourism.
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