Kazakhstan occupies back seat in world tourism development rating
Kazakhstan rated 93rd among 139 countries in the World Economic Forum's 'Travel and Tourism: Competitiveness -2011' rating, Novosti-Kazakhstan reported.
Russia was a leader a mong the CIS countries ranking 59 in the rating. It was f ollowed by Georgia (73), Azerbaijan (83), Ukraine (85), Armenia (90), Kazakhstan (93), Moldova (99), Kyrgyzstan ( 107), and Tajikistan (118).
"T op 10" included Switzerland, Germany, France, Austria, Sweden, United States, Britain, Spain, Canada and Singapore.
The rating was made by comparing several conditions in a country, including legislation , sustainability and environmental protection , healthcare and maintenance of hygiene standards , travel and tourism priorities , infrastructure, aviation and land transport, prices , natural , human and cultural resources.
The report notes that after a difficult period of global economic crisis, tourism industry is slowly recovering. 2010 recorded 5.6% growth in this sphere.