06 Nov '17, 1pm

The most welcoming cities in the world, from Singapore to Stockholm

A new list ranks Singapore as the most welcoming city in the world. Compiled by holiday website Travelbird , the rankings were determined by scoring the world’s 500 biggest cities for tourism on a range of factors, from how welcoming the port of entry is to the happiness of residents , from safety and security to the city’s openness to host tourists and general English language proficiency. Travelbird combined this with data garnered from polling more than 15,000 travel journalists on their experiences, before weighting all of these factors against a formula that measures overtourism in each destination to compile a list of the top 100 most welcoming cities. The latter was important because, according to Travelbird, “If a city is over its tourism carrying capacity, then issues such as overcrowding, lengthy queues and rising living costs occur, which all negatively impact l...

Full article: http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/most-...

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