Travel & Tourism Development Index

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India has improved its ranking in the recently released Travel & Tourism Development Index as compared to the previous report.

About Travel & Tourism Development Index:

  • It is the second edition of an index that evolved from the series, a flagship index of the World Economic Forum that has been in production since 2007.
  • It is created in collaboration with the University of Surrey and with input from leading Travel & Tourism (T&T) stakeholder organizations, thought leaders and data partners.
  • It measures the set of factors and policies that enable the sustainable and resilient development of T&T.
  • India is ranked 39th, the highest in South Asia and among other lower-middle-income economies.
  • India's new ranking is a notable improvement from its 54th position in the 2021 index.
    • On an overall index score of 7, where 1 is the worst, and 7 the best, India scored 4.25. India’s significant leap in the rankings underscores its growing competitiveness in the global tourism landscape.
  • The biennial index analyzed the travel and tourism sectors of 119 countries, evaluating them on a range of factors and policies that foster tourism development. 

Q1: What is sustainable tourism?

It is a tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities.

Source: India ranks 39th on the World Economic Forum’s Travel & Tourism Development