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Switzerland,best Country For Tourism In The World!  
User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Posted (7 years 5 months 12 hours ago) and read 3234 times:

The World Economic Forum has launched the first-ever Travel and Tourism Index covering 124 countries around the world.

In many countries, travel and tourism is a critical sector impacting national prosperity and economic growth. A cross-country analysis of the drivers of competitiveness in travel and tourism will provide useful comparative information for making business decisions and provide additional value to governments wishing to improve their travel and tourism environments.

“The index is not a ‘beauty contest’, or a statement about the attractiveness of a country. On the contrary, the index measures the factors that make it attractive to develop the travel and tourism industry of individual countries,” said Jennifer Blanke, Senior Economist of the World Economic Forum.


Switzerland was well ranked thanks to its great transport, hotel infrastructure, safety, amongst many other criteria!
Its good too see them well renaked.
Not some surprises,
Spain, the country with most tourists is only 15th and Italy only 33rd !
As for Costa rica I'm happy to see they are amongst the top ranked in Latin america!

http://www.weforum.org/en/initiative...ort/CompetitivenessIndex/index.htm

http://forummaps.maplecroft.com/loadmap?template=min&issueID=350

[Edited 2007-03-01 20:07:55]


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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 9 hours ago) and read 3197 times:

Quoting RootsAir (Thread starter):
Spain, the country with most tourists is only 15th and Italy only 33rd !

I thought that France was the most visited country. Must have old information, but I love both Spain and Switzerland for different reasons.


User currently offlineArrow From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 2676 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 8 hours ago) and read 3187 times:
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I love Switzerland; was there for a few days last summer. It's number one on my list.


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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21522 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 8 hours ago) and read 3183 times:

Quoting RootsAir (Thread starter):
Switzerland was well ranked thanks to its great transport, hotel infrastructure, safety, amongst many other criteria!

Such as these criteria?

http://www.bigfoto.com/europe/switzerland/swiss-alps-snow-9u.jpg





I love going to Switzerland - too bad that on one of my last two trips I was miserable due to pollen allergies. But I very much enjoyed the week I spent there last summer, and I'm looking forward to when I can go back.

-Mir



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User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5850 posts, RR: 40
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 7 hours ago) and read 3176 times:

lovely place but it's to bloody expensive!


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User currently offlineDC10extender From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 617 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 7 hours ago) and read 3165 times:

Well, at least they won at something.


Did you ever read on your birth certificate that life is fair? Thats cause its not there.
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 7 hours ago) and read 3152 times:

Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 4):
bloody expensive



User currently offlineKiwiinOz From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 2165 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 6 hours ago) and read 3150 times:

I like Switzerland. Have visted twice. Pleasant.....not overly exciting though.....

I would say that it looks a like like a list complied by a bunch of economists, which is I guess correct!


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 6 hours ago) and read 3146 times:

Switzerland is one of my favorite countries in the world. I regularly visit it every 1-2 years.

My last visit was in August for two weeks and I had a fantastic time. I would love to go again this summer, but unfortunately I may not be able to.  Sad



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User currently offlineSandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3428 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 6 hours ago) and read 3145 times:

Quoting DC10extender (Reply 5):
Well, at least they won at something.

What is that supposed to mean?


User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 5 hours ago) and read 3138 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 6):

Social housing in Geneva. So what?  Confused



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User currently offlineDC10extender From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 617 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 1 hour ago) and read 3116 times:

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 9):
What is that supposed to mean?

Well, Switzerland isn't noted for much except banks, chocolate, and cuckoo clocks. And neutrality. Big grin  duck 



Did you ever read on your birth certificate that life is fair? Thats cause its not there.
User currently offlineBizjetslover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3101 times:

Quoting DC10extender (Reply 11):
and cuckoo clocks.

Not even for that, see:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuckoo_clocks

Mike


User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3098 times:

Quoting Bizjetslover (Reply 12):
Quoting DC10extender (Reply 11):
and cuckoo clocks.

Not even for that, see:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuckoo_clocks

"The first cuckoo clocks

In 1629, many decades before clockmaking was established in the Black Forest, (...)"


 grumpy  Another dark part of our history..



I support the right to arm bears
User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3681 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3093 times:

Quoting AirCop (Reply 1):
Quoting RootsAir (Thread starter):
Spain, the country with most tourists is only 15th and Italy only 33rd !

I thought that France was the most visited country. Must have old information, but I love both Spain and Switzerland for different reasons.

No, your information is correct.
It's still France in 2006 with 78 millions tourists.

The only problem with Switzerland is the lack of sea. Nobody noticed ??  Smile


User currently offlineAlphafloor From Chile, joined Jun 2004, 1277 posts, RR: 40
Reply 15, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3093 times:

Quoting DC10extender (Reply 11):
Well, Switzerland isn't noted for much except banks, chocolate, and cuckoo clocks. And neutrality.

Don't forget, Alinghi won the America's Cup !  Smile Not too bad for a small country with out sea, haha  Wink and Roger Federer is Swiss  Smile



Whatever
User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3083 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 3):
Such as these criteria?

actual statistics in Switzerland show that it also is THESE criteria :








http://www.idsia.ch/~juergen/san_salvatore.jpg


User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 17, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3082 times:

Quoting DC10extender (Reply 11):
cuckoo clocks

most cuckoo clocks are produced in Baden-Wuerttemberg which is in Germany, but most SALES of these clocks indeed take place in Switzerland, at a good margin, to gullible tourists from overseas !  laughing 


User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 18, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3075 times:

Quoting Sebolino (Reply 14):
The only problem with Switzerland is the lack of sea. Nobody noticed ??

true, but lots of lakes :









User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3062 times:

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 17):
most cuckoo clocks are produced in Baden-Wuerttemberg which is in Germany,

Not everything is made in China then  biggrin 

When I was a kid we used to go to Lucerne for the Easter break. I believe Keanu Reeves was there last month.

My brother caught his very first fish in Lake Lucerne. Since then he's won some respectable prizes as a coarse fisherman.



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User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9523 posts, RR: 42
Reply 20, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3056 times:

I'll be back there next month. Woohoo!

Quoting Sebolino (Reply 14):
The only problem with Switzerland is the lack of sea. Nobody noticed ??

But I have heard a rumour of a submarine in Lake Geneva (sorry, but that's what it's called in English).  biggrin 


User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 21, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3051 times:

Quoting David L (Reply 20):
a submarine in Lake Geneva (sorry, but that's what it's called in English)

that lake also in German is the Genfersee, but in French Lac de Geneve only means the last section of the Lac Leman. Just as there is no "Lake of Constance" in German language but the Bodensee. What you refer to is the small submarine of Mr Piccard which was in service off Lausanne during the National Exposition of 1964 (Expo64) and now is in the Traffic Museum in Lucerne .

[Edited 2007-03-02 13:09:40]

User currently offlineMarquis From Germany, joined Sep 2005, 274 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3035 times:

Congratulations to Switzerland. This country really deserves the award.

Anybody else noticed that 3 German-speaking countries and also neighbouring countries are among the top 3?



Riding the radials...
User currently offlineSandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3428 posts, RR: 50
Reply 23, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3021 times:

Quoting Alphafloor (Reply 15):

Actually, Switzerland does well in a lot of different sports which is quite remarkable for such a small country.


User currently offlineAlphafloor From Chile, joined Jun 2004, 1277 posts, RR: 40
Reply 24, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2999 times:

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 23):
Switzerland does well in a lot of different sports which is quite remarkable for such a small country

 yes  absolutely, and Switzerland don't even need sea to win the America's Cup  Wink



Whatever
25 Post contains images RootsAir : I think its already that! And the name Swissis a sign of quality itself. For example, SWISS made has always rhymed with excellence that's counting al
26 Post contains images DC10extender : Don't forget Swiss army knife. Oh wait, thats a oxymoron.
27 Alphafloor : Also known as "Petit Lac"
28 Post contains images ME AVN FAN : Why ??
29 Post contains images Alphafloor : I'm surprised nobody in this thread mentioned something about watches yet, cuckoo clocks taken aside, they are german stuff Which Swiss watches do you
30 Post contains images ME AVN FAN : watches like THIS one here last for decades. Received in 1966 and still going strong ! - - THIS here is the largest tower clock in Europe, St. Peter
31 Post contains images RobertNL070 : Or even ... 1950-ish and still going strong.
32 ME AVN FAN : is the idea that Switzerland has no army ? what a strange notion. Here some details - Military of Switzerland Military age 18-32 years of age obligat
33 BA : You seem to be critical of Switzerland for the fact that they are neutral and are a very peaceful nation. Please tell me why you consider this to be
34 Post contains images ME AVN FAN : if you combine this with the point that 3 out of 7 Federal Councillers (3 of the 5 men in the government !) are high-ranking defence-officers, then i
35 DC10extender : Ok, maybe I was making a bad attempt at humor. I just feel that neutrality during such times as WW2 wasn't the best thing. Then again, hindsight is 2
36 ME AVN FAN : Neutrality in case of the USA between 1937 and 7th/8th December 1941 was a freely chosen position, neutrality in case of Switzerland (and Turkey and
37 DC10extender : I guess we can't forget the Monroe Doctrine either now can we.
38 L-188 : Yeah, and mean too, they just over-ran Lichtenstein with only 170 troops. Mine's real. It wasn't until the Leatherman came out that a better knife wa
39 Post contains images David L : No, that one clearly isn't a rumour. I don't think the "real" rumour is supposed to be taken too seriously - I'm sorry I mentioned it now.
40 FlyONT : I love Switzerland! There is so much to do in my opinion, from shopping, hiking, or just relaxing along a lake. Wouldn't mind moving there but I don't
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