Bolivia needs to improve!! – The Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013

It is a real shame where we fall under The Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013, from the World Economic Forum:

The Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013

For the full report, please click WEF_TT_Competitiveness_Report_2013

2013-03-14 08.45.00 amUnder the theme “Reducing Barriers to Economic Growth and Job Creation”, The Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013 assesses 140 economies worldwide based on the extent to which they are putting in place the factors and policies to make it attractive to develop the travel and tourism sector. Read the full news release for more information.The 2013 Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) reveals that Switzerland, Germany and Austria lead the world in terms of travel and tourism competitiveness, with Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Canada, Sweden and Singapore completing the top 10. Access the full rankings and data platform.The report explores how, on one hand, the travel and tourism industry has the potential to boost economic resilience and job creation but, on the other, a number of factors continue to hinder its development. Browse the report in an interactive reader.

[the following chart describes the components that were assessed]
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[the report however, does not say much about Bolivia, we do not have that input, however, the following chart summarizes where we fall in the 140 countries reported… and who is around us…]
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Now, please find below, excerpts from a report made by Frances Cha from CNN:
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(CNN) — When traveling, some countries just don’t like you. Or at least, it can certainly feel that way.

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A new report, put out earlier this month by the World Economic Forum, has ranked which countries roll out the welcome mat to travelers and which give the cold shoulder.

The “Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013” ranked 140 countries according to attractiveness and competitiveness in the travel and tourism industries.


Among the extensive analyses, one of the most interesting rankings was how welcome tourists are in each country, under the category “Attitude of population toward foreign visitors.”

And the world’s most unfriendly country, according to the data?

Bolivia took the dubious honor, scoring a 4.1 out of seven on a scale of “very unwelcome” (0) to “very welcome” (7).

Venezuela and the Russian Federation were next.

SO… the anarchy that prevails in our beloved country as a result of current central government’s public policies, and the way the so-called “social movements” anarchically engage in blockades, strikes, violent take overs justify this position. It is as if all those individuals do not regard how important is for us to show the world how rich culturally, environmentally and folklorically we are!!

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