Taiwan climbs WEF travel and tourism rankings

Taiwan Today
Date: April 11, 2017

Taiwan moved up two places to rank 30th among 136 economies surveyed in the latest

Taiwan is rated 30th in the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017 recently released by the World Economic Forum. (Courtesy of Tourism Bureau)

Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report released April 6 by Switzerland-based World Economic Forum.

With a score of 4.5 out of 7, up 0.1 points from the previous survey, the nation finished seventh in the Asia-Pacific region, trailing Japan at No. 4, Hong Kong at No. 11, Singapore at No. 13, mainland China at No. 15, South Korea at No. 19 and Malaysia at No. 26. Spain, France and Germany topped the global list in that order for the second time.

Among the 14 pillars the survey used to gauge a country’s travel and tourism competitiveness, Taiwan fared the best in ground and port infrastructure at No. 16, human resources and labor market at No. 19, cultural resources and business travel at No. 26, business environment at No. 27, and safety and security at No. 28.

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