10 Least Welcoming Countries in the World

A recent study by the World Economic Forum measured the openness of countries to foreign tourists and the tourism industry in general. Ranked from 1 to 140 (140 being the least welcoming), you might be surprised to learn that the United States appeared at a paltry #102 on the list.

1 of 10 10. Mongolia

Mongolia's reputation is still feeling the effects of its past communist government. The country's low rating stems mostly from the fact that its private tourism industry is a mere 20 years old. As the least densely populated nation on earth (only 3 people per square mile), it's no surprise the local population would be wary of a large influx of tourists.

(image via wandering_angel, CC)

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