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South Africa slips in World Economic Forum Tourism Competitiveness Index

The Asian Tourism Century is Arriving as Japan, China, South Korea and India Boost Region’s Tourism-Friendliness while South Africa drops five places.

  • Asia has most improved its tourism-friendliness of all regions, the 2017 World Economic Forum’s global Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index reveals today
  • Japan (fourth, up five places), China (15th, up two) and India (40th, up 12) are Asia’s exponents in the global index led by Spain, France and Germany; the United States (sixth, down two places) and Switzerland (10th, down four) fall back
  • The travel and tourism sector in many countries around the world remains a bright spot in economic and job growth, but technological and sustainability challenges are growing
  • Download the full report, highlights, summary, profiles and rankings here

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SA drops five places in tourism competitiveness

South Africa dropped five places in 2010 – from 61 to 66 – in the Travel and Tourism Competitive Index released by the World Economic Forum at the Global Tourism Forum 2011.

Tourism competitiveness is an important economic indicator. It is a major element in economic stimulation packages. Tourism is among the largest employers in most countries and also a fast-lane vehicle into the workforce for young people and women. Encouraging travel boosts consumer and business confidence, it strengthens two-way trade and promotes export income.

In this year’s report findings, Switzerland, Germany and France have the most attractive environments for developing the travel and tourism industry. Austria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Spain and Singapore complete the top 10.

Are Fedhasa, SATSA and all the other tourism organisations taking this seriously and demanding BIG improvements?

For the full report: http://www.weforum.org/issues/travel-and-tourism-competitiveness/

Who’s ahead of South Africa?

  1. Switzerland
  2. Germany
  3. France
  4. Austria
  5. Sweden
  6. United States
  7. United Kingdom
  8. Spain
  9. Canada
  10. Singapore
  11. Iceland
  12. Hong Kong
  13. Australia
  14. Netherlands
  15. Luxembourg
  16. Denmark
  17. Finland
  18. Portugal
  19. New Zealand
  20. Norway
  21. Ireland
  22. Japan
  23. Belgium
  24. Cyprus
  25. Estonia
  26. Malta
  27. Italy
  28. Barbados
  29. Greece
  30. United Arab Emirates
  31. Czech Republic
  32. Korea, Rep.
  33. Slovenia
  34. Croatia
  35. Malaysia
  36. Montenegro
  37. Taiwan, China
  38. Hungary
  39. China
  40. Bahrain
  41. Thailand
  42. Qatar
  43. Mexico
  44. Costa Rica
  45. Puerto Rico
  46. Israel
  47. Tunisia
  48. Bulgaria
  49. Poland
  50. Turkey
  51. Latvia
  52. Brazil
  53. Mauritius
  54. Slovak Republic
  55. Lithuania
  56. Panama
  57. Chile
  58. Uruguay
  59. Russian Federation
  60. Argentina
  61. Oman
  62. Saudi Arabia
  63. Romania
  64. Jordan
  65. Jamaica
  66. South Africa
  67. Brunei
  68. India
  69. Peru
  70. Lebanon