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Panama: 10 Latin American destinations by TTCI

Posted on 2017-04-21

The World Economic Forum (WEF) World Tourism Competitiveness Index (WEF) 2017 revealed the list of countries best positioned in the tourism sector worldwide. According to the EMF report with 41 million international arrivals in 2015 and an average growth of 5%, the travel and tourism industry has incredible potential to help generate growth, create jobs and enable development, especially in Latin Americ.

According to the world ranking, Spain continues to lead the sector, followed by France, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom, being these 5 countries more attractive for tourism worldwide.
In Latin America, Mexico and Brazil take the lead, followed by Panama, Costa Rica, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Barbados and Colombia, completing the Top 10 of the region.

Central America

According to the report of the rest of the Central American countries, the posts fell in relation to Panama and Costa Rica. For example, Guatemala fell six places, while El Salvador fell 14 places. According to the report, both countries have deficiencies in security and infrastructure issues, as well as in political factors, sustainability and human resources.

Honduras was placed in box 90 in the world ranking, followed by Nicaragua in position 92 and El Salvador in the last position (105).

This index is made each year, based on sources from public sources and international institutions working with the travel and tourism sector, and experts and evaluates 136 nations. The report examines factors such as ease of doing business in a country, specific travel and tourism policies, infrastructure and natural and cultural resources.


Source: Revista Summa

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