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Global Tourism Index 2024

Global Tourism Index 2024:

India moved up to the 39th spot on the World Economic Forum’s Travel & Tourism Development Index (TTDI) 2024, as the number of tourists around the world returned to levels seen before the pandemic. First on the list was the United States. The next five countries in order were Spain, Japan, France, and Australia.

  • According to the current WEF report, India is now the best lower-middle-income economy in South Asia and the 54th-best economy in the world in 2021. It’s important to keep in mind, though, that changes to the index’s parameters have made it harder to directly compare it to past years
  • The index, developed in collaboration with the University of Surrey, highlights India’s strengths in several key areas:
    • Price Competitiveness: India is ranked 18th, making it highly affordable for travelers.
    • Air Transport Infrastructure: Positioned at 26th, indicating robust air transportation facilities.
    • Ground/Port Infrastructure: Ranked 25th, showcasing strong ground and port transportation systems.
    • Natural Resources: India holds a strong 6th position, emphasizing its rich natural attractions.
    • Cultural Resources: Ranked 9th, highlighting India’s vast cultural heritage.
    • Non-Leisure Resources: Also ranked 9th, underlining its diverse attractions