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Countries With The Most Number Of Public Holidays

Every business man needs to know public holidays of each country to successfully plan his meetings and tours across the world.  So while planning your next meeting in another country to make the most of it, you must know the number of days publicly announced as holidays. This figure is equally important for all people who are moving to other country as workers since this will give them the whole picture of working mindset and labor policies.

Travel search site Wego which reveals the countries around the world with the most public holidays but it is quite difficult to figure out the exact number of public holidays since it change every year and sometime its depend on cultural or religious events while occasionally leave the final decisions to local governments however the overall world map shows that the event of Christmas involve most holidays worldwide than any other event that why people wait for whole year for this event to come.



According to report, workers in India enjoy the most public holidays so if you intend to enjoy more leisure time, then we advise you to move to India. It topped the ranking with 21 public holidays. Interestingly you can enjoy much more than 21 days in some states of India.

In the Asia/Pacific countries, Philippines and china follow with 18 and 17 holidays respectively.

Australia and New Zealand  far behind with just 10 national holidays.

In Europe Sweden and Lithuania are most generous countries in this regard which offering the most at 15 holidays, followed by 14 in Slovakia, 13 in Austria, Belgium and Norway, and 12 in Finland and Russia while Spain and UK are not giving much public holidays to its workers and just eight days are allowed to enjoy.


Mexico is the least generous country in this  regard which only offers  least public holidays of seven days each year.
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Top 10 Cleanest Countries in the World

With the passage of time, world is getting advanced but at the cost of immense pollution due to carbon emission from industries and automobiles. In today’s world, Improved science gives us a better understanding of the linkage between pollution and human health, and to deal with . Keeping whole country clean is no small challenge especially when we talk about major metropolitan cities it seems impossible. Nations that maintain a balance between population and sanitation and do hard work are most likely to be called cleanest and most efficient countries. Today, world is confronting big challenge of the greenhouse effects, and it has polluted environment to such an extent that survival of human life is in danger, that inducing a need for all countries are come together and working collaboratively to overcome a range of environmental threats, from declining fishing stocks to global warming. Scientists have highly recommended that environmental laws be regulated to save environment. Europe has done that, while other countries have been stuck  and completed failed to take significant measures to minimize this rapidly growing issue. Protecting forests and maintaining rich biodiversity are mostly listed in top ten cleanest nations since both lures for ecotourists but it doesn’t mean that these are also top most beautiful countries in the world. Economies are also handicapped if there is lack of cleanest environment; suffer from scant and poor-quality manpower or being affected by depleted fishing stocks and weakened agriculture sector.

Yale University’s Center for Environmental Law and Policy introduced the EPI index to reveal the top ten cleanest countries in the world, and give helpful guide to concerned authorities to improve their own environments and the health of their citizens. This is the broad evaluation of ecosystem, health of fisheries, the quantity of greenhouse gases and the diversity of its plants and animals in the country. According to this index, the cleanness of developed countries is better than rest of the world because of low population and vast open spaces, beautiful forests and comparatively much better fresh air. Most European countries are amongst the list of top ten environmental performers since Europe has the infrastructure to efficiently treat waste water and supply cleanest drinking water to its citizens and, decreasing the possibility that Europeans will be affected from waterborne disease. We found beauty everywhere in these countries, having quality of fresh air, perfect outdoor spaces, and the cleanest cities that why Europe always ranks in top ten in EPI’s environmental health index, which calculates the consequences of pollution on human wellbeing. To further shed some more light on this prominent issue, the following is the top 10 cleanest countries in the world.

Rank Country Environmental Performance Index 2014
1. Switzerland 87.67
2. Luxembourg 83.29
3. Australia 82.40
4. Singapore 81.78
5. Czech Republic 81.47
6. Germany 80.47
7. Spain 79.79
8. Austria 78.32
9. Sweden 78.09
10. Norway 78.04

Switzerland is the world’s cleanest country with an overall EPI score of 87.67 out of 100. It is home to the cleanest water and air in the world. The dense forests, ample wildlife and safe and clean water are some key factors to be ranked at top of EPI ranking. Switzerland has many famous majestic landscapes, making it a tourist dreamland.

Source : Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy

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Top Ten Most Cheapest Cities to Live in the World

If you come to know what your dollar can do in cheapest cities of the world, you may plan to live a luxurious life there with your handsome money. The Economist Intelligence Unit, analyses world economies, has published its Worldwide Cost of Living Index 2014 Report. This index is used for ranking top ten least expensive cities in the world. The index is based on the cost of living in New York City, which is fixed at a base of 100 and all other cities are ranked based on the prices of basic commodities such as food, drink, clothing, housing and transport. This index is an important tool to determine cost of living allowances for expatriate employees. According to their research, most Asian countries dominate as the cheapest cities where you can get good meal and beautiful dress by just spending one dollar. Interestingly, such countries are also home to some of the most expensive cities in the world. Majority of world’s cheapest places to live are widely known for high income inequality, large population and political instability.

World’s 10 least expensive cities to live in 2014

Considering the Cost of Living Index 2014 we found that most cheapest places of the world are metropolitan cities having large population and inequality of living standard. Based on Economists Intelligence unit report, list of top 10 countries having the cheapest cost of living in the world is as follows;

1. Mumbai

India’s city of dreams landed up at the bottom of the worldwide cost of living index 2014 report and ranked as world’s most affordable city. India’s most populated place is the hub of commercial and cultural activities has best value for money spent. All basic necessities of life are available at most affordable prices.

2. Karachi

The Largest and most populous metropolitan area had been ranked the 2nd cheapest city in the world for living. It has lowest inflation rate than rest of the country and single bread earner can easily meet the end needs of whole family. One can get a cup of tea in 15 cents and good quality meal in 40 cents that seems like a dream.

3. New Delhi

New Delhi, the Capital of India , got 43 score and ranked at 129 in the list of worldwide cost-of-living index . The largest and populous city is the 2nd wealthiest place of India and is listed in top 10 least expensive cities of the world.

4. Damascus

The historical city has jumped from 11th place to 4th place in the list of cheapest cities in the world. A negative impact on its currency due to current conflict within the country affected its ranking.

5. Kathmandu

The capital of Nepal, number one tourist destination of Asia, has been ranked fifth on the list of least expensive cities to live in, with score of 44 in EIU’s WCOL report.

6. Algiers

The capital of Algeria landed at 6th position in the list of world’s cheapest cities by scoring 53. It has lowest cost of living than rest of country.

7. Bucharest

The hub of industrial centre has got 7th place in the list of top ten most cheapest cities in the world. The most prosperous area of Romania is most affordable place to visit.

8. Panama City

The Capital of panama is the hub for international banking and commerce. The political and administrative center is very popular in the world of tourism. It has scored 58 on the EIU’s Index, based on which list of cheapest cities in the world is prepared.

9. Jeddah

The second-largest city of Saudi Arabia,is the principal gateway to holiest place in Islam. It got 9th place in top ten list of most affordable cities in the world.

10. Riyadh

Riyadh is the capital and largest city of the Saudi Arabia. In the EIU’s survey, it scored 57 and ranked as 10th cheapest city to live in.
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Top 10 Most Visited Countries in the World


In the current era, growth of tourism industry is very vital for economy of any country of the world. Most countries are paying special attention to perverse their most visited tourist destination in order to attract international visitor.If any country is most visited, it can easily earn foreign reserves which is very important for maintaining favorable balance of payment. Development in transportation technology has made touristic activities more quick , consequently, craze of traveling around the world is increasing rapidly. Now people see at tourism as good way for spending leisure time and purpose of traveling are becoming more diverse such as exploring natural structures, architecture work, cultures, business, education and religion. Theme parks, Museums, historic places and water streams are most visited places in the world. Most visited spot are considered asset of the nation which raise employment level of adjoining areas and has direct impact on living standard of masses. According the World Tourism Organisation report, here we have list of world’s top 10 most visited countries based on the number of international tourist arrivals for every country.

International Tourist Arrivals (Million)
Rank Country 2012 2013
1. France 83.0
2. United States 66.7 69.8
3. Spain 57.5 60.7
4. China 57.7 55.7
5. Italy 46.4 47.7
6. Turkey 35.7 37.8
7. Germany 30.4 31.5
8. United Kingdom 29.3 31.2
9. Russian Federation 25.7 28.4
10. Thailand 22.4 26.5

 

 

Which country is most visited by tourists ?
France continues to top the ranking of popular destination in the world for tourism. The country is the European travel dream which was visited by 83 million people in 2012 but they didn’t spend as much time and money in France as in parts of world. Majority of them are from European countries, stayed for a few days or a week. Disneyland, The Louvre, The Eiffel Tower, The Georges Pompidou centre and museum of art, Château de Versailles, Orsay museum are top most visited places. Famous wine, historic cities, rich culture, beautiful coastal area, night-life, beaches, fashion shows and countryside attracts tourist from neighboring countries. It has 37 places which are in UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

 

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Top Ten Countries Earning Most from Tourism


A temporary escape from daily grind for entertainment is the good idea for spending leisure time. Craze of traveling around the world for exploring history, cultures, nature and architectural works is increasing day by day. Tourism has now become a major source of refreshment which brings foreign exchange earning into destination countries, provides employment to the citizens and promotes social interaction throughout the world. It has effects on the living standard, educational, social, cultural and economic sectors of a most visited countries. Improvements in technology has made it much quicker and easier than before as a results 30% of the world’s trade of services is accounted for it. It is considered an effective tool for earning foreign reserves for which many countries are trying to foster tourism to achieve favorable balance of payment. According to the World Tourism Organization report, top 10 countries earning most from tourism in the world for the year 2013 are listed below.

Top Ten Countries Earning Most from Tourists/Tourism

Rank Country International Tourism Receipts
(Billion Dollars)
1. United States 139.6
2. Spain 60.4
3. France 56.1
4. China 51.7
5. Italy 43.9
6. Thailand 42.1
7. Germany 41.2
8. United Kingdom 40.6
9. Australia 30.9
10. Turkey 27.9

 

 

United states has largest tourism industry in the world with international tourist receipts of 139.6 billion dollar and over 167.9 million international visitors. Times Square, Central Park, Golden Gate Bridge are most visited destination of US. In 2013, New York City is the biggest earners on tourism worldwide. It is earning most from amusement parks, museums, historical buildings and landmarks.

 

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