These 10 Countries Are the Most Popular Among Tourists: Know India's Ranking
These 10 Countries Are the Most Popular Among Tourists: Know India's Ranking

The World Economic Forum (WEF) recently released the Travel and Tourism Development Index (TTDI), highlighting the top 10 countries for travel and tourism. The United States ranks first, with Switzerland, known as the "Heaven on Earth," placing 10th. The TTDI evaluates countries based on factors and policies that promote sustainable development in the travel and tourism sector, contributing to overall national development. The 2024 index includes 119 countries, indicating that the top 10 attract the most tourists globally.

Top 10 Countries in the TTDI Index:
United States (Score: 5.24)
Spain (Score: 5.18)
Japan (Score: 5.09)
France (Score: 5.07)
Australia (Score: 5.00)
Germany (Score: 5.00)
United Kingdom (Score: 4.96)
China (Score: 4.94)
Italy (Score: 4.90)
Switzerland (Score: 4.81)

India's Ranking:
India ranks 39th in the TTDI. The WEF highlights India's natural resources (6th), cultural resources (9th), and non-leisure resources (9th) as significant contributors to its tourism industry.

Tourism significantly impacts the global economy, with millions traveling to various destinations annually. According to the World Economic Outlook Report, the tourism industry grew by 2.9% in 2024, following a 3% increase in 2023.

Tourist Attractions in the Top Five Countries:
United States:

Famous for landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, Grand Canyon, Glacier National Park, and Yellowstone National Park, the U.S. also boasts vibrant cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. In 2023, the U.S. welcomed 80 million foreign tourists, contributing $1.8 trillion to the GDP.

Known for its unique architecture, Spain offers beautiful cities like Barcelona and Granada, stunning coastlines, and colorful festivals. In 2023, Spain attracted 70 million tourists, generating $150 billion in revenue.

A blend of tradition and modern innovation, Japan is beloved by tourists for Kyoto's temples and Tokyo's bustling streets. In 2023, Japan received 30 million foreign tourists, benefiting the economy by $300 billion.

Home to the iconic Eiffel Tower, France is a favorite among tourists. The Provence region's villages are considered some of the most beautiful globally. Annually, France attracts 80 million tourists, yielding $200 billion in tourism revenue.

Renowned for its natural beauty and diverse wildlife, Australia sees a high influx of tourists yearly. Cities like Sydney and Melbourne offer unique experiences. In 2023, Australia welcomed 8 million tourists, contributing $60 billion to the economy.

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