WEF: Peru climbs to the 49th place in the Touristic Competitiveness World Ranking 2019 Perú
The 2019 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report has ranked Peru as one of the top five Latin American countries globally ranked, coming in after Mexico (19), Brazil (32), Costa Rica (41), and Panama (47).
Peru climbed up two positions, coming in at 49th in the 2019 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness World Ranking, published every two years by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in order to measure the combination of factors and policies that permit for the sustainable development of the tourism sector.
The Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2019 has ranked Peru as one of the top five Latin American countries on a global level, coming in behind Mexico (19), Brazil (32), Costa Rica (41), and Panama (47). In addition, it shows the continual advancement of Peru’s tourism sector in respect to the country’s previous positions in the last three reports: 51st in 2017, 58th in 2015, and 73rd in 2013.
In the region, Peru ranks ahead of Argentina (50), Chile (52), Colombia (55), Ecuador (70), Dominican Republic (73), Uruguay (74), Bolivia (90), Nicaragua (91), Honduras (94), Guatemala (99), El Salvador (108), Paraguay (109), and Venezuela (117).
In Peru’s specific case, the report awards the country a general score of 4.2 out of 7. The top ranking country is Spain, which was awarded a 5.4, and the last on the list is Yemen, with a score of 2.4.
The report also highlights Peru’s progress in the “infrastructure of touristic services” and “price competitiveness” categories, in which the country ranks 31st and 82nd respectively. In the latter category, Peru has climbed 45 spots in the two years since the last ranking.
In addition, the report shows that Peru is in 16th place in natural and cultural resource development. Some other notable strengths are in the “international openness” category (8th place with a score of 4.5); natural resources (13th place / 4.7 score); cultural resources and business travel (27th place / 3.1 score); and environmental sustainability (47th place / 4.4 score).
Among the areas needing improvement are “touristic safety” (118th place / 4.7 score); ground and port infrastructure (107th place / 2.5 score); the business environment (100th place / 4.1 score); and health and hygiene (93rd place / 4.9 score).