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Croatia Jumps 2 Places in World Tourism Rankings

Hvar1Croatia is amongst the most tourist-friendly destinations in the world after jumping two places in the World Economic Forum’s Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report out this week…

Croatia has been ranked 33rd out of 141 countries in the report, up two places from the last ranking in 2013. The index, which grades such things as cultural resources, business travel, air transport infrastructure, business environment and health & safety, was topped by Spain.

“Tourism is one of the most competitive sectors of the Croatian economy, which has been confirmed by the World Economic Forum report, and that is good news. Being ranked a high 33rd out of 141 countries justifies further investment and development of tourism as a key strategic sector of the Croatian economy,” said Ivica Mudrinić, President of Croatia’s National Competitiveness Council.

“The diversity in the top 30 shows that a country does not have to be wealthy to have a flourishing tourism sector,” said Roberto Crotti, Economist at the World Economic Forum. “But many countries should still do more to tackle travel and tourism challenges, including visa policies, better promotion of cultural heritage, environmental protection and ICT readiness. This in turn would drive economic growth and the creation of jobs.”

World’s Most Tourist-Friendly Destinations
1. Spain
2. France
3. Germany
4. USA
5. UK
6. Switzerland
7. Australia
8. Italy
9. Japan
10. Canada


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