Slovenia Improves Its Position in the Prestigious Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2019

Slovenia has immediately risen five positions in the new biennial global ranking of Travel and Tourism Competitiveness, ranking 36th among 140 countries according to a survey conducted by the World Economic Forum (WEF). As the Minister of Economy Zdravko Počivalšek has emphasised in this regard, Slovenia is on the right track in tourism.

In the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2019, Slovenia has scored an average of 4.3 out of 7 points based on evaluation of 14 competitiveness elements in four key categories – favourable environment, tourism policy and favourable conditions, infrastructure, and natural and cultural resources. Slovenia has shown the best results in the environmental sustainability, taking 8th place, and in the field of safety and security – 15th place. The country ranks 20th in terms of road and sea transport infrastructure, 26th in natural resources, and 27th in tourism infrastructure.

Spain, France and Germany remain at the top of the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Ranking. They are followed by Japan, USA, UK, Australia, Italy, Canada, and Switzerland.

It should be added that two years ago, Slovenia took 41st place among 136 countries, which is two points lower than in the 2015 survey, gaining an average of 4.18 points.