Vietnam flying high on improved tourism development index

Vietnam ranks 52nd among a total of 117 countries and territories in the recently-released Travel & Tourism Development Index (TTDI) 2021, jumping up eight places compared to the 2019 rankings.
Vietnam flying high on improved tourism development index
Some of the country's most famous tourism destinations. (Photo: Vntrip)

According to the report announced by the World Economic Forum (WEF) on May 24, Viet Nam experienced the greatest improvement in score, rising by 4.7% to leap from 60th to 52nd on the overall index.

Elsewhere, Indonesia had a 3.4% boost to climb from 44th to 32nd and Saudi Arabia went up by 2.3% from 43rd to 33rd to record the greatest improvements in the rankings.

The WEF report also shows Viet Nam’s improved rankings have resulted from its achievements in pandemic prevention, safe and flexible adaptation, as well as continuous efforts to develop safe tourism.

Japan holds the top spot in the rankings, followed by the United States, Spain, France, and Germany.

Covering a total of 117 economies, the TTDI measures an array of factors and policies that enable the sustainable and resilient development of the Travel and Tourism (T&T) sector, which in turn contributes to the development of a country.

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Viet Nam has announced a national tourism development action programme for 2021-2025, aiming to see the country rank among the top 50 by 2025. Digital technology will be applied to transform tourism into a spearhead economic sector.

The tourism industry will seek to develop a national database system and digitalise its resources, including establishing a digital information system at various tourist sites and service establishments.

The plan of action will also give priority to developing high-quality human resources, as well as a sustainable tourism labour market, while simultaneously providing post-pandemic support to related businesses.

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(Source: VOV)