These Are The World’s 50 Most Tourism-Friendly Countries For 2017

Spain was rated the most tourism-friendly destination on Earth, followed by the France in second place and then Germany in third, according to the WEF’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017.

Japan took fourth place, followed closely by the United Kingdomg, US and Australia in fifth, sixth and seventh place respectively. Italy scored 8th, Canada soared to 9th and Switzerland rounded out the top ten. The United States was surpassed by Japan and the U.K. in this year’s rankings of most tourism-friendly nations.

The report also noted that India moved up 12 places and now ranks 40th among 136 countries globally – this is the largest leap made by any nation in the top 50.

With 84.5 million visitors, France topped the list of foreign tourist arrivals, followed by the US (77.5 million), Spain (68.2 million), China (56.9 million), and Italy (50.7 million).

Here are the top 50 most tourism-friendly nations in the world for 2017:

  1. Spain
  2. France
  3. Germany
  4. Japan
  5. United Kingdom
  6. United States
  7. Australia
  8. Italy
  9. Canada
  10. Switzerland
  11. Hong Kong
  12. Austria
  13. Singapore
  14. Portugal
  15. China
  16. New Zealand
  17. Netherlands
  18. Norway
  19. South Korea
  20. Sweden
  21. Belgium
  22. Mexico
  23. Ireland
  24. Greece
  25. Iceland
  26. Malaysia
  27. Brazil
  28. Luxembourg
  29. United Arab Emirates
  30. Taiwan
  31. Denmark
  32. Croatia
  33. Finland
  34. Thailand
  35. Panama
  36. Malta
  37. Estonia
  38. Costa Rica
  39. Czech Republic
  40. India
  41. Slovenia
  42. Indonesia
  43. Russia
  44. Turkey
  45. Bulgaria
  46. Poland
  47. Qatar
  48. Chile
  49. Hungary
  50. Argentina

Top Ten Countries with the Largest Travel and Tourism Industries:

The United States has a $488 billion travel and tourism industry — the largest in the world.

  1. United States – $488 billion
  2. China – $224 billion
  3. Germany  – $130.8 billion
  4. Japan – $106.7 billion
  5. United Kingdom – $103.7 billion
  6. France – $89.2 billion
  7. Mexico – $79.7 billion
  8. Italy – $76.3 billion
  9. Spain – $68.8 billion
  10. Brazil – $56.3 billion

Countries Most Reliant on Travel and Tourism Industries

Malta and Croatia’s economy ar most reliant on travel and tourism industry, with just 15% of their gross domestic product coming from visitors. Thailand and Jamaica come in third and fourth place, respectively.

  1. Malta – 15% of its GDP
  2. Croatia – 15% of its GDP
  3. Thailand – 9.3% of its GDP
  4. Jamaica – 8.9% of its GDP
  5. Iceland – 8.2% of its GDP
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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