The World Economic Forum is back with its travel competitiveness research, rebranded now as Travel & Tourism Development Index 2021, with a new focus on resiliency and sustainable future, as is to be expected in this post-pandemic ever-present climate emergency world. As to be expected,  high-income economies and countries in the Europe and Eurasia (Europe) and Asia-Pacific regions tend to lead the overall index in results.

Among the largest differentiators between index leaders and laggards are: the distribution and promotion of natural, cultural and non-leisure assets and activities; the availability of quality transport and tourist service infrastructure; the degree of international openness; and favorable factors such as (increasingly important) tech readiness and health and hygiene, the report lays out in detail.

Some more interesting charts of findings from the report:

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