According to the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013 a few Eastern European countries ranks among the friendliest and most unfriendly places in the world to visit. Apparently tiny Macedonia is a smiling and pleasant experience, while Russia and Latvia rank way down the list with countries like Bolivia.
Rating some 140 countries according to their relative “attractiveness”, the Travel and Tourism report shows the competitive ranking of the best and worst places to travel in the world. Where Baltic states are concerned it is interesting to note Latvia is 48th on the list, with Estonia is ranked 30th and Lithuania is in 49th position.
According to the criteria, tourism infrastructure and facilities, business travel appeal, sustainable development of natural resources and rich cultural resources are some of the key factors examined in determining a country’s overall and individual scores. Readers can explore the report themselves via the graphic below.