Georgia Ranked 71st by Tourism Competitiveness Index

The World Economic Forum has ranked Georgia 71st on its Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index for 2016.

Spain placed highest on the list, while France and Germany were second and third. Of the ranked countries, volatile African nation Chad finished last.

Georgia’s ranking placed it one behind Israel, but ahead of Namibia.

The index consists of 15 different types of criteria used to measure the tourism industry and culture of the 141 participating countries.

The study evaluates the economic, infrastructural and cultural opportunities in each destination and ranks them accordingly.

Georgia scored highest on security measures, but fell well below the average when it came to cultural resources and amenities for business tourism.

Ana Akhalaia

28 April 2016 21:38