From How We Made It In Africa.
Morocco, Senegal and Burkina Faso are the African countries that ranked first, second and third-friendliest to tourists, according to the World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013.
The report ranked 140 countries according to the attractiveness and competitiveness of their travel and tourism industries, and this year 35 African countries were included.
How welcome tourists feel in each country was one of the indicators used to determine the rankings.
Under the category “Attitude of population toward foreign visitors,” 140 countries around the world were rated according to how friendly local people are towards tourists.
Three African countries made the top 10 list. In addition, the majority of the African countries made the top half of the global rankings in this category.
Tourist-friendly countries ranked third through 13th in Africa include: Mali, Rwanda, Mauritius, Seychelles, Zambia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, South Africa, Gambia and Ghana.
Out of 140 countries, Kenya ranked 51st, Cameroon 54th, Cote d’Ivoire 58th and Egypt 61st.
Read more at How We Made It In Africa.