India climbs to 34th rank on World Tourism Index, in the 2019 Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report, India recorded a major improvement, jumping from 40th in 2017 to 34th in 2019. The latest report was released by the World Economic Forum (WEF), which stated that India recorded the largest percentage enhancement to its general rating, thus assisting it to become the only low-middle-income nation in the top 35.
According to the study, Thailand, Brazil and India, not belonging to high-income economies, but ranked among the top 35 in the list, stand out in this list due to their mixture of wealthy natural and cultural assets and powerful cost competitiveness.
The study also stated that India climbs to 34th rank in addition to natural and cultural resources and cost competitiveness, India also recorded improvement in the company setting and sustainability of the environment. However, since the last study,
on which the other 140 nations ranked by the WEF, India slipped in its ranking on four of the 14 wide variables.
WEF Travel and Tourism’s top 35 economies account for around 84 per cent of worldwide travel and tourism GDP, and almost 70 per cent of all international tourist arrivals. Of the 35 nations on the list, six are from high-income economies, twenty from Europe, ten from Asia-Pacific, four from America and one from the Middle East and North Africa.