Singapore was the best performing Asia Pacific nation at 10th overall in the Travel and Tourism Competitive Index. The report gave high marks to the island nation for safety and security as well as infrastructure. One area of concern was its price competitiveness, which "has eroded as seen in increasing hotel prices and taxation."
The United States was the highest-ranked country in the Americas and 6th overall in the competitive index. It received high marks for business environment and "has excellent air transport infrastructure, high quality tourism infrastructure, as well as a strong focus on customer satisfaction." Areas for improvement were ground transport and the perception of safety and security.
Venezuela, Russia, Kuwait and Latvia rounded out the top five unfriendliest countries for tourists. Russia (third most unwelcoming) ranked 63rd overall for tourism competitiveness, blighted in the report with low marks for ground transport infrastructure and other items. The report stated, "safety and security are also of serious concern, with a high level of crime and violence and a lack of trust in the police to provide protection from crime."
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