Beautiful and majestic New Zealand. Famous for Hobbits, sheep (ha ha), epic snow and now voted the NUMBER ONE friendliest place for tourists in the world. Equal with Iceland ( but who wants to go there. It’s too cold, brrrr.)
This year’s “Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report” ranked 140 countries based on attractiveness and competitiveness in the tourism and travel industries.
One of the rankings looked at how welcome tourists were in each country on a scale of one to seven, categorised as “Attitude of population toward foreign visitors”.
In the overall Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index – which is “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” – Europe dominated the top five positions with Switzerland, Germany and Austria in the respective top three.
Switzerland has held the top spot since the index began five years ago. All until now. Congratulations New Zealand, you’re legends and all so friendly!
Kiwi’s. Friendly buggers aren’t they?
1. New Zealand 6.8
2. Iceland 6.8
3. Morocco 6.7
4. Macedonia, FYR 6.7
5. Austria 6.7
6. Senegal 6.7
7. Portugal 6.6
8. Bosnia and Herzegovina 6.6
9. Ireland 6.6
10. Burkina Faso 6.6
Thinking of heading to New Zealand. Well why not? It’s full of amazing things to see and do. With beautiful rolling hills, high snowy peaks and all the way down to its amazing sandy shores, New Zealand pretty much has it all covered. Especially the FRIENDLY part.
Shotover Jet. A river cruise it’s not!
The Luge in Rotorua, North Island
Check out Peterpans in Queenstown, South Island. Or give them a call on +64 3 4427224 to book tours and accommodation or just get some friendly kiwi advice.
From the Peterpans team.