Japan tops global tourism rankings despite tourist ban

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Aviation infrastructure, culture and natural resources are the areas in which Japan scored high in the index.

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Aviation infrastructure, culture and natural resources are the areas in which Japan scored high in the index.

Japan has taken the top spot in the World Economic Forum’s latest travel and tourism rankings for the first time.

In the 2021 Travel and Tourism Development Index, Japan scored high for its transport infrastructure and cultural richness, despite the fact that foreign tourists were banned until recently from entering the country. due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The survey ranked 117 countries and regions, with the United States taking second place, followed by Spain, France and Germany.

Japan has scored highly for its transportation infrastructure and cultural richness, despite foreign tourists being banned during the pandemic.

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Japan has scored highly for its transportation infrastructure and cultural richness, despite foreign tourists being banned during the pandemic.

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Aviation infrastructure, culture and natural resources are areas where Japan has performed very well, but the report notes that there is room for improvement in terms of price competitiveness and environmental sustainability.

Japan was ranked fourth in the 2019 index but would have earned second place under the 2021 judging criteria.

According to the WEF, Asia has an excellent balance of cultural and natural tourism resources, but environmental sustainability issues threaten Asian countries’ positions in the index.

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