TOURISM - Turkey’s tourism ranks 46 out of 140 countries: "Turkey’s travel and tourism sector ranked 46 among 140 industrialized and emerging economies, climbing four positions from 2011, according to The Travel and Tourism (T&T) Competitiveness Report 2013 released by the World Economic Forum (WEF).
The biannual report includes an analysis of the rankings of the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI), which aims to measure factors and policies such as policy rules and regulations, environmental sustainability, tourism infrastructure, natural resources and cultural resources, among others. The Index grades countries between 0 and 6 points. Turkey’s general assessment this year was 4.4 points, a 0.7-point increase from 2011. While Turkey ranks 46 among 140 countries, it also ranks 28 out of 42 European countries. “The country’s main strength continues to lie in its rich cultural resources (19th), with 20 World Heritage cultural sites, several international fairs and exhibitions, and strong creative industries. Turkey gains significantly in a number of areas and has seen a significant increase in tourist arrivals over the last two years,” according to the report."
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