by Sheela Philomena on  April 5, 2013 at 12:39 PM Lifestyle News
 Iceland: World's Friendliest Country
Iceland has been voted as the most welcoming holiday destination in the world, find poll results.

Despite its cold weather, visitors to Iceland will not receive a chilly reception - the country was named the world's friendliest, followed by New Zealand and Morocco.

In the list of 140 countries ranked by the World Economic Forum, Australia was beaten by countries such as Yemen, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Australia came 27th on a list ranking countries' friendliness towards overseas visitors.

The least friendly countries were, in descending order, Latvia, Kuwait, Russia, Venezuela and Bolivia coming in last.

The countries were rated by the WEF on a score of one to seven, measuring the extent to which a country and society were open to tourism and foreign visitors.

Top-ranked Iceland scored 6.8, while Australia scored 6.5 and bottom-of-the-list Bolivia 4.1.


1. Iceland

2. New Zealand

3. Morocco

4. Macedonia

5. Austria

6. Senegal

7. Portugal

8. Bosnia and Herzegovina

9. Ireland

10. Burkina Faso

Source: ANI

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