According to, Spain is in the lead on World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017. The survey took into consideration factors like the priority of tourism, international openness, price competitiveness, security, IT development, touristic infrastructure, cultural and natural resources, hygiene and environmental sustainability.

The index measures “the set of factors and policies that enable the sustainable development of the travel and tourism sector, which in turn, contributes to the development and competitiveness of a country”.

Top 10 countries:

  1. Spain
  2. France
  3. Germany
  4. Japan
  5. United Kingdom
  6. United States of America
  7. Australia
  8. Italy
  9. Canada
  10. Switzerland

Hungary finished in the 49th place out of the 136 countries, which means that it fell back by eight places compared to the last report in 2015. Hungary got the best scores for health and hygiene (9th place) and the worst scores for business environment (98th place).


Out of the countries that went through the change of regime, Croatia (32nd), Estonia (37th), Czech Republic (39th), Slovenia (41st), Russia (43rd), Bulgaria (45th) and Poland (46th) came before Hungary, while Latvia (54th), Lithuania (56th), Slovakia (59th) and Romania (68th) fell behind us.

However good or bad the result may seem, it’s a curiosity that Hungary came before countries like Mauritius (55th), Barbados (58th) and the Dominican Republic (76th) which are all known for their tourism.

Ce: bm


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