Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017 reveals that Nigeria ranked 129 out of 136 economies across the world analysed in the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017 of World Economic Forum WEF. The country obtained 2.8 of the total of 7 obtainable. The country ranked 131 of the 141 economies analysed in 2015 by WEF.
Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index measures “the set of factors and policies that enable the sustainable development of the travel and tourism sector, which in turn, contributes to the development and competitiveness of a country”.
The Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index enables all stakeholders to work together to improve the industry’s competitiveness in their national economies.
The World Economic Forum has, for the past 11 years, engaged leaders in travel and tourism to carry out an in-depth analysis of the Travel and Tourism competitiveness of 136 economies across the world.
Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report reveals that Nigeria obtained 3.2/7 in Prioritisation of Travel & Tourism, this pillar measures the extent to which the government actively promotes and orchestrate the development of the T&T sector. The country obtained 1.9/7 in International Openness, theThis pillar measures how open a country is to people travel and services and 4.9/7 in the Price competitiveness, the pillar measures how costly it is to travel or invest in a country.
The country obtained 3.9/7 in Environmental sustainability, the pillar measures the extent to which environmental protection limited to those aspects that impact tourists directly.
The country obtained 2.o/7 in Air transport infrastructure, the pillar measures to what extent a country offers sufficient air connectivity for travellers’ access to and from countries, as well as movement within many countries and 2.1/7 of Ground and port infrastructure, the pillar measures the availability of efficient and accessible transportation to key business centres and tourist attractions.
In the Tourist service infrastructure, the pillar measures the availability and the quality of key tourism services such as quality accommodation and car rentals, the country obtained 2.7/7.
Other pillars used in the analysis are the Business environment, Safety and security, Health and hygiene, Human resources and labour market, ICT readiness, Natural resources and Cultural resources and business travel.