The World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report, released earlier this week, which analyses the state of the tourism sector and travel in 136 countries.
The report ranks the safety of each of these countries based on measuring the extent to which a country exposes tourists and businesses to security risks mainly related to serious harm to people in terms of violence and terrorism.
According to the report, Pakistan ranks at fourth dangerous most country for tourists, alongside Nigeria, El Salvador, Yemen and Colombia.
The report states:
Religious conflict has plagued Pakistan for years, and violence against certain religious groups is still common throughout the country.
Pakistan’s government also greatly limits freedom of speech and forbids foreigners access to numerous places throughout the country.
The top 10 most dangerous countries for tourists:
- El Salvador
Although WEF is a reputable institute, the ranking does not depict a convincing image of Pakistan as the country has report 45% less terrorist activity in the past couple of years, according to a GTI report.
The steady improvement is there for everyone to see and now, it is up to the government and tourism departments to amend the false image of Pakistan floating on the international surface.