The Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) 2019

Question: Consider the following statement regarding The Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) 2019:
(1) India’s ranking improved six places from 40th to 34th
(2) Spain has topped in this index
From the above, correct statements is/are:

(a) Only1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) None of the above
Answer: (c)
Related facts:
  • The Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) for the year 2019 released by the World Economic Forum (WEF).
  • The report is produced by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and measures the factors and policies that make a country a viable place to invest within the Travel and Tourism sector.
  • India has moved up six places to rank 34th in the Travel Tourism Competitiveness Index from 40th place in 2017.
  • The index topped by Spain followed by France and Germany in the second and third places.
  • Apart from India, Japan and China have been ranked 4th and 13th place respectively.
  • Around 140 countries were ranked based on four sub-indexes.
  • Together, these four sub-indexes include a total of 14 pillars, which are used to score a country’s overall travel and tourism competitiveness.
  • The rankings are given on the basis of Infrastructure; Travel and Tourism policy enabling conditions; Natural and cultural sources and Enabling environment.
  • India needs to improve in the enabling environment, tourist service infrastructure and environmental sustainability as it ranks 98th, 109th and 128th respectively.


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