According to the Global Tourism Development Capability Index Report 2021 of the World Economic Forum (WEF), Vietnam’s tourism has 6 pillar indexes that are ranked in the top group in the world.
The WEF’s 2021 report assesses and ranks 117 economies on the basis of measuring 17 pillar indexes with 112 sub-indices, classified into 5 groups, including operating environment, policies and facilitation for tourism, infrastructure, the driving force behind tourism demand and the sustainability of tourism.
In general, the WEF report ranks Vietnam’s tourism at 52/117 of the world economy, up 8 places compared to 2019. This is the third-highest increase in the world, after Indonesia (up 12 places) and Saudi Arabia (up 10 places).
Of the 17 pillar indexes, Vietnam’s tourism has 6 indexes ranked among the top in the world (ranked 1-35), including price competitiveness (ranked 15), natural resources (ranked 24), cultural resources (ranked 25), aviation infrastructure (ranked 27), non-recreational resources (ranked 29), safety and security (ranked 33).
This is a breakthrough progress of the tourism industry compared to the 2019 assessment period when Vietnam has only 3 indicators classified into this group: price competitiveness, natural resources and cultural resources.
In addition, Vietnam also has 7 pillar indexes that are ranked in the upper-middle class of the world, including business environment, human and labor market, ground and port infrastructure, readiness level on information and communication technology, socio-economic resilience, pressure and impact of tourism demand, degree of international openness.
Thus, out of 17 pillar indexes, Vietnam has 13 indexes that are classified from the middle to the top group in the world.
In which, the indexes that increased the most rank such as the business environment increased 30 places; human resources and labor market increased by 27 levels, price competitiveness increased by 20 levels, safety and security increased by 16 levels, ground infrastructure and ports increased by 15 steps.
These are the main driving forces that helped Vietnam increase 8 places compared to 2019, ranked in the 3 countries with the best improvement in the world.
However, in addition to the ranking indicators, Vietnam’s tourism still has a few declining indicators such as the readiness of information and communication technology, tourism service infrastructure, priority for tourism and environmental sustainability.
Also in the WEF Report, the 4 lowest-ranked indicators of Vietnam’s tourism include health and hygiene, tourism service infrastructure, priority for the tourism industry, environmental sustainability.
@ Zing News