Việt Nam downgraded in the global travel and tourism development index

May 26, 2024 - 06:33
Compared to statistics from two years ago, Việt Nam ranked 52nd with an average score of 4.1, a decrease of 0.2 per cent.

HÀ NỘI  The development capacity index for Việt Nam's tourism industry ranked 59th out of 119 countries this year with an average score of 3.96 out of seven, a drop compared to 2022, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s latest report of Travel & Tourism Development Index (TTDI) 2024.

Spanish tourists visit book street in District 1, HCM City.  VNA/VNS Photo Hồng Đạt

Compared to statistics from two years ago, Việt Nam ranked 52nd with an average score of 4.1, a decrease of 0.2 per cent.

The best index of the Vietnamese tourism industry this year is the competitive price with 5.68 points, ranked 16th. In terms of the safety and security index, Việt Nam reached 6.19, ranked 23rd.

Việt Nam is also highly rated in tourism and travel resources. It ranks 26th in the natural resources, 28th in the cultural resources, and 38th in non-leisure resources.

However, Việt Nam's lowest score among the five index dimensions of TTDI this year is infrastructure and services with only 2.2 points, ranking 80th.

The lowest ranking index is the socio-economic impact of the travel and tourism sector, coming in at 115th place with 2.95 points, near the bottom of the rankings. This index assesses the industry's social and economic effects, including its contribution to the economy, ability to create stable employment, and gender equality in the workforce.

Singapore, which is ranked 13th, has the highest ranking in ASEAN.

Thailand ranks 47th, Malaysia at 35th, and Indonesia at 22nd among the countries listed ahead of Việt Nam.

At 69th place, Philippines placed lower than Việt Nam, followed by Cambodia at 86th, and Laos at 91st.

Indonesia has jumped the most, moving up 14 places to 22nd from 36th.

In 2007, the WEF created its first report on the TTDI. This report has evolved into an important instrument in the global tourist sector over the last 15 years.

The TTDI 2024 reflects the travel and tourism sector's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing and future challenges affecting the enabling conditions for its growth.

The index is comprised of five dimensions, 17 pillars and 102 individual indicators, distributed among the different pillars.

The five main dimensions in the travel and tourism sector are enabling environment, policy and enabling conditions, infrastructure and services, resources and sustainability.  VNS