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Published on : Monday, April 17, 2017
As per Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017 which was issued recently by the World Economic Forum or WEF, United Arab Emirates has been graded first in terms of tourism safety in the Middle East and North Africa, MENA, region. As we know that the World Economic Forum is a well-known international non-profit organization situated in Davos, Switzerland. It has a committee built ‘to improve the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas’.
Various pressing issues that the world is facing right now are discussed by 500 and more renowned business and political leaders every year producing in-depth research and reports recognized all over the world.
To quote the report, ‘The United Arab Emirates, ranked 29th globally, continues to be the most travel and tourism competitive country in the MENA region by far. The country’s performance continues to improve, rising 1.4 percent in its score since 2015, continuing to offer an outstanding business environment’. Followed by Qatar in 47th position globally, Bahrain occupied 60th position along with Saudi Arabia 63rd, and the Sultanate of Oman 66th respectively in the report.
For business environment, UAE came fifth internationally with Qatar next and preceded only by the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Singapore and Hong Kong in first place.
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