Published on : Sunday, September 15, 2019
In the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) Report 2019 published by the World Economic Forum (WEF), India has emerged as the best performer among the top in global tourism, going up from the 40th to the 34th position. Hence, India became the only lower-middle-income country among the top 35 countries on the list.
The report says that India remains South Asia’s most competitive travel and tourism economy. India have improved in aspects like air (33rd), ground and port infrastructure (28th), international openness (51st), natural resources (14th) and cultural resources (8th).
The report also found that India has also greatly improved in areas like business environment (39th), overall travel and tourism policy (69th), infrastructure (55th) and ICT Development Index readiness (105th).
The report identified price competitiveness (13th) as an area where India can improve considerably. It also added that India needs to improve vastly in enabling environment (98th), tourist service infrastructure (109th) and environmental sustainability (128th).