Kyrgyzstan has improved its position in the global tourism competitiveness index, the World Economic Forum, which makes the rating, reported.
According to it, Kyrgyzstan improved its position by 1 point, taking 115th place. In 2015, the republic had the 116th place.
The rating is published every two years, starting from 2007. In 2017, it included 136 countries, which were evaluated on 14 positions associated with the reception of tourists. It includes historical and cultural heritage, development of economy, transport, hotel sector, communications, medicine, favorable state policy for the tourism industry and much more.
As for the post-Soviet countries, Estonia has the best position (37th), then goes Russia. Latvia (54 place) is the third, the fourth — Lithuania (56 place), the fifth — Georgia (70 place). They are followed by Azerbaijan (71st place), Kazakhstan (81st place), Ukraine (88th place), Tajikistan (107th place). Kyrgyzstan closes the top ten.
The first places in the rating of 2017 were taken by Spain, France, Germany, Japan, Great Britain, Australia, Italy, Canada and Switzerland.