Kuwait among least welcoming countries of world

World Economic Forum report lists the least friendly countries towards tourists
\nOf 140 countries ranked the Gulf state ranked 137 faring worse than all nations except Russia, Venezuela and Bolivia, according to the report
By Massoud A. Derhally
Mon 18 Mar 2013 05:09 PM

Kuwait is among the world's least friendly countries towards tourists, according to a global travel and tourism competitiveness survey by the World Economic Forum.

Of 140 countries ranked the Gulf state ranked 137 faring worse than all nations except Russia, Venezuela and Bolivia, according to the report.

From the Middle East and North Africa region, Morocco had the best attitude towards foreign visitors coming in at 3rd place behind New Zealand and Iceland.

The UAE was ranked as the 15th place, followed by Yemen (18), Bahrain (20), Lebanon (22), Oman (35), Jordan (52), Egypt in (61), Algeria (94), Qatar (109) and Saudi Arabia (128).

Tourism competitiveness of countries is determined by laws and regulations, environment protection, safety, healthcare, air, land and marine transport infrastructure, tourism infrastructure, price competitiveness, nature and cultural resources, as well as other aspects.

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