The development capacity index of Vietnam’s tourism industry in 2021 ranks 52nd, up 8 places compared to 2019, among the 3 highest increasing countries in the world.
The Center for Tourism Information (VNAT) quotes the latest report of the World Economic Forum (World Economic Forum) published on May 24, showing that the development capacity index of Vietnam’s tourism industry ranked 52nd in 2021, up 8 places compared to 2019, among the 3 highest increasing countries in the world.
In the past two years, in the face of severe damage to the tourism industry due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the WEF has completely changed its approach to the problem when moving from assessing and ranking the Competitiveness Index to Development capacity index. This is evident in the theme of the 2021 report: “Reconstruction for a more sustainable and resilient future”.
The tourism development capacity index set includes 112 indicators divided into 17 main groups, designed to focus more on assessing the role of the tourism industry in a broader socio-economic environment. Some new stat groups have been added compared to the past, such as Non-Recreational Resources; Socio-economic sustainability; The pressure and impact of tourism demand…
According to the latest report of the WEF, Vietnam is the country with the highest score increase in the world (+4.7%), in terms of ranking, an increase of 8 places compared to 2019 (ranking results in 2019 have also been calculated and adjusted according to the Development Capacity Index).
Thereby, WEF recognized achievements in disease control and prevention in Vietnam, flexible and safe adaptation, efforts to reopen and recover the tourism industry, as well as sustainability factors. serve as a fulcrum for Vietnam’s tourism to recover and develop.
Along with Vietnam, Indonesia (up 12 places) and Saudi Arabia (up 10 places) are the three countries with the highest increase in tourism development capacity index.
However, some famous destinations in Southeast Asia did not have good results, such as Thailand down 1 place, ranked 36th; Malaysia dropped 9 places, ranked 38th; the Philippines dropped 2 places, ranked 75th.
The report also highlights the particularly important role of digital technology in the reconstruction and recovery of sustainable tourism. More and more tourism services are accessible via digital platforms such as online travel agencies (OTAs), sharing economy, online booking, electronic payments, mobile devices… bringing visitors more convenience, more choices and less face-to-face contact, increasing the seamless visitor experience.
Besides, health care, working conditions, socio-economic conditions, social protection… are also issues that need attention.
Since 2007, the World Economic Forum has produced the first report on the Global Tourism Competitiveness Index. Over the past 15 years, this report has been considered the leading “metric” of reputation in the world tourism industry.