Bahrain gets global tourism ranking
Manama, March 9, 2013
Bahrain has been ranked third in the Arab world, after the UAE and Qatar, in a global report assessing travel and tourism competitiveness.
The report for 2013 by the World Economic Forum on reducing barriers to economic growth and job creation, 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, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
Although Bahrain slipped down 15 positions in the global rankings to 55, the report cited transport infrastructure, human resources and price competitiveness as its strong points, it stated.
Switzerland, Germany and Austria lead the index.-TradeArabia News Service
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