World Economic Forum (WEF) on 8 December 2014 released the 2013 Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index. The theme of the 2013 Index is Reducing Barriers to Economic Growth and Job Creation.
Out of 140 economies assessed in the 2013 Index, Switzerland topped the list in terms of travel and tourism competitiveness. It is followed by Germany and Austria at second and third place respectively.
The other countries in the top ten are: the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Canada, Sweden and Singapore.
India has been placed at 65th position in the 2013 Index and is positioned at 11th place in the Asia-Pacific region.
African countries namely Nigeria, Chad, Mauritania, Lesotho, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Burundi and Haiti are positioned last in the index.
About the 2013 Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index
The Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013 assesses 140 economies worldwide based on the extent to which they are putting in place the factors and policies to make it attractive to develop the travel and tourism sector.
The report explores how, on one hand, the travel and tourism industry has the potential to boost economic resilience and job creation but, on the other, a number of factors continue to hinder its development.
When: 8 December 2014