The World Economic Forum (WEF) has ranked 136 of the world’s countries by travel and tourism competitiveness, based on everything from business environment to safety as part of its Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017.

Europe and North America did particularly well, with eight destinations ranked in the top 10. Spain took the top spot with an overall score of 5.43, followed by France (5.32) and Germany (5.28).

With six countries in the top 20 and numerous winners across business environment, ICT readiness and international openness, Asia-Pacific also scores highly.

So just what are the five most competitive countries for travel and tourism in Asia-Pacific?

Asia-Pacific’s most competitive countries for travel and tourism

CountryRanking in AsiaGlobal ranking
Australia17
Hong Kong211
Singapore313
China415
New Zealand516


Asia-Pacific’s safest countries

CountryRanking in AsiaGlobal ranking
Hong Kong15
Singapore26
New Zealand313
Australia422
Bhutan525


Asia-Pacific’s most dangerous countries

CountryRanking in AsiaGlobal ranking
Pakistan14
The Philippines211
Bangladesh314
Thailand419
India523


Asia-Pacific’s most ICT ready countries

CountryRanking in AsiaGlobal ranking
Hong Kong11
South Korea28
Japan310
Singapore414
New Zealand517


Asia-Pacific’s top countries for business environment

CountryRanking in AsiaGlobal ranking
Hong Kong11
Singapore22
New Zealand38
Malaysia417
Japan520


Asia-Pacific’s most internationally open countries

CountryRanking in AsiaGlobal ranking
Singapore11
Australia22
New Zealand35
Japan410
South Korea514


Asia-Pacific’s top countries for price competitiveness

CountryRanking in AsiaGlobal ranking
Malaysia13
Indonesia25
Bhutan36
Kazakhstan48
India510


Asia-Pacific’s top countries for cultural resources and business travel

CountryRanking in AsiaGlobal ranking
China11
Japan24
India39
Australia411
South Korea512

A full list of the results can be found here.

weforum.org