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Austria is the second most attractive holiday destination in the whole world

austria tourismAustria was elected by a ranking of the World Economy Forum (WEF) in Davos, to the second most attractive holiday destination in the world.

Austria takes the second place behind Switzerland and ahead of Germany. According to the WEF, those three countries count to the economical most attractive destinations for the tourism industry.

Besides the top three, following countries are located among the ten best travel and holiday destinations in the world: Iceland, USA, Hongkong, Canada, Singapur, Luxembourg, and Great Britain.

124 countries were valued. The study has the official name “Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2007”. The ranking was made in consideration of the rating following factors: status of the tourism industry, ecological policy, security, hygienics, air connection, transport system, prices, human resources, as well as cultural artifacts and the treasures of nature.

Austria has among Germany and Denmark (11th place) worldwide the strictest environmental regulations. The study also tells Austria is among the four safest countries in the world. Austria also received top ratings in cultural artifacts, ecological policy, and infrastructure.

The only bad points for Austria: high prices for fuel and public transports, as well as the restricted possibility for foreigners to work in the Austrian tourism industry.

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