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Pakistan Listed Among Least Competitive Global Tourism Destinations

Pakistan has been ranked 121 out of a total of 140 countries on the Travel and Tourism Competitive Index 2019 released by the World Economic Forum on Thursday.

According to the report, Pakistan is one of the least competitive travel and tourism destinations in South Asia.

The report shows that the country was in dire need of improving its tourism infrastructure, international openness, safety and security, health and hygiene, and other indicators to improve their ranking in the World Economic Forum index.

Further, the report mentioned that Pakistan had shown improvement in human resources and labour market associated with the tourism industry, and recognised the country as one of the most improved countries in this connection.

In addition, the report states that Pakistan was also showing positive signs in relation to price competitiveness.

Meanwhile, Japan was listed as the most competitive tourist economy in Asia, while China was recognised as the largest tourist economy in the Asia-Pacific region. Japan occupied the fourth rank globally, while China was ranked 13th on the list.

Recently, a report published by the Economist Intelligence Unit ranked Karachi as one of the least liveable cities in the world. The metropolis was ranked 136th out of a total of 140 cities across the world.

Meanwhile, the cities of Harare, Tripoli, Dhaka, Lagos and Damascus were also termed as the least liveable cities in the world.

On the other hand, Austrian capital Vienna retained its top ranking as the world’s most liveable city, a spot it has retained since the past seven years.

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