The World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013 was published earlier this month. Iceland and New Zealand were considered most welcoming towards foreign tourists in a ranking of 140 countries.
The attractiveness and competitiveness of each country’s travel industry was ranked in different categories, including ‘Attitude of population toward foreign visitors’ where Iceland and New Zealand shared the top spot, cnn.com reports. Both countries scored 6.8 points on a scale of 1 (very unwelcome) to 7 (very welcome) and were followed by Morocco, which scored 6.7.
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