Wondering how on earth you got through graduate school only to land up back in junior high school fretting over your credentials for sitting in the back of the school bus? You, my friend, need a vacation! And to help you select a suitable destination, you’ll of course want to consult the 2009 World Economic Forum Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report. 133 countries are ranked, and the top 5 are…
Obviously, then, a top-tier vacation is a skiing vacation. And central Europe continues to dominate the après-ski world, with France leaping from 10th in 2008 to 4th in 2009. However, Canada has broken into the top 5 by knocking off that Pyrenees powerhouse, Spain, which gives New World vacationers a respectable option. (Those hell-bent on surfing will simply have to make do with the specialty rankings.)
Other notables: the US (#8), Italy (#28), Saudi Arabia (#71), Pakistan (#113), and Chad (#133). Afganistan and Iraq are unranked.