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India drops 8 slots on tourism index

Published: 6th Jun, 2022


India ranked at the 54th place in a global travel and tourism development index, down from 46th in 2019.


About Travel and Tourism Development Index:

  • It is published by World Economic Forum (WEF).
  • The Travel and Tourism Development Index assesses 117 economies, identifying key factors in enabling the sustainable and resilient growth of travel and tourism economies.
  • It is based on 5 sub-indexes, 17 pillars and 112 individual indicators, distributed among the different pillars.
  • The five Sub indexes:
    • Enabling Environment
    • Travel and Tourism Policy and Enabling Conditions
    • Infrastructure
    • Travel and Tourism Demand Drivers
    • Travel and Tourism Sustainability
  • The World Economic Forum's biennial travel and tourism study also showed a recovering sector following pandemic lows, though the recovery has been uneven and challenges remain.
  • Japan, the United States, Spain, France and Germany are at the top of the list.
  • India, with a score of 4.2, ranks 54th, eight lower than in 2019.
    • India is the top scorer in South Asia.

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