Portugal rises to 12th place in Tourism Competitiveness ranking
For the first time, Portugal rose to 12th place in the World Economic Forum's Tourism Competitiveness ranking.
In the Tourism Infrastructure component, which assesses the quality of tourism supply, Portugal ranks first, ahead of countries such as Austria, the United States or Spain.
The World Economic Forum's 2019 Tourism Competitiveness Report, which looks at tourism in 140 world economies and was released on 4th September, puts Portugal in the highest position ever, after rising to 14th place in 2017, as the State Secretary of Tourism reminds us in a press release.
In addition to the 1st place in the Tourism Infrastructure component, Portugal rose five places from 20th to 15th in Natural and Cultural Resources. In the Air Transport componente, it went from 31st to 21nd place, in readiness of IT adoption it rose from 41st to 38th position and in Prioritisation of Tourism it went from 14th to 12th place. The report individually assesses 14 components and their scores result in the ranking, which this year ranks Portugal as the 12th most attractive country worldwide to invest in tourism.
"These results fill us with pride and show that the ten year strategy we have built for tourism is paying off. We have reached the highest position ever in this ranking and were considered the country with the best tourist infrastructure in the world. Portugal is increasingly becoming an international reference in tourism, and this report is a key factor in attracting investment. It is essential to continue working to make tourism increasingly an engine of development and territorial and social cohesion”, says Ana Mendes Godinho, Secretary of State for Tourism.
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