India on Tuesday ranked 54 on the global Travel and Tourism Development Index losing its previous position of 46th in 2019 but was still able to secure the top rank in South Asia.
While Japan was at the top of the global Index other countries like the US, Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, the UK, Singapore, and Italy were in the top 10 respectively.
The biannual travel study led by World Economic Forum shows a recovery situation in countries after the pandemic ups and downs although the challenges to the recovery still going on.
The Travel Development is an assessment of 117 economies that identify key factors like sustainable and resilient growth in the travel industry and their policies.
“Covid-19 shutdowns have re-emphasized the important contribution travel & tourism makes to many economies around the world,” Lauren Uppink, Head of Aviation, Travel, and Tourism at the World Economic Forum, said.
“As the world emerges from the pandemic, economies must invest in building a strong and resilient environment to deliver the tourism experience and services for many decades to come,” Uppink added.
Although business and tourism travel had seen a surge thanks to the vaccination rates led by the government from all over the world, the number is still low as compared to pre-pandemic levels.