Phuket Gazette

THAILAND: Thailand has been ranked as one of the 20 most dangerous countries in the world for tourists to visit, with high rates of crime and violence and 'low reliability' of police assistance, according to a recent survey.

Of the 136 countries around the world covered by the World Economic Forum’s 'Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report', which was released last month, Thailand sits at 118th with a 4.0 score for safety and security for tourists.

The index indicates tourists' and businesses' exposure to security risks, taking into account serious harm such as violence and terrorism.

While a score of seven is considered the best for visitors, Finland is ranked No 1 with a score of 6.7, while Colombia, regarded...

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