India Jumps Six Places To Thirty-Fourth Position On WEF’s Travel And Tourism Competitiveness Index 2019World Economic Forum (WEF Website)

India has registered an impressive jump in the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index to claim the thirty-fourth position in its 2019 edition. This marks a jump of six ranks after an earlier best ranking of 40 in 2017, reports Asian News International (ANI).

It should be noted that in 2013, India was ranked 65, which in 2015 improved to 52. Thereafter in 2017, the ranking surged 12 place to 40. Thus, has been registering a secular rise in its performance on the index.

"India, which accounts for the majority of South Asia's travel and tourism (T&T) GDP, remains the subregion's most competitive T&T economy, moving up six places to rank thirty-fourth globally," the report published by World Economic Forum (WEF) says.

The report also revealed that over 1.5 crore international tourists arrived in India, making a 3.6 per cent share of the total travel and tourism industry.

"From a subregional perspective, the nation has better air (33 rank) and ground and port infrastructure (28 rank), international openness (51 rank) and natural (14 rank) and cultural resources (ranked at 8) compared to global benchmarks, the country can also add price competitiveness (13 rank) to its roster of strengths," the report adds.

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