The friendliness of a destination can make all the difference to your vacation. The World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index is out, and the results make for an interesting read. Let’s take a look at the top spots across the globe when it comes to facilities for tourists.
Spain jumps to the top of the pile with around 60.6 million tourists descending on the country every year. Tourists are attracted to the many cultural destinations, entertainment venues, and business travel resources in the country’s major destinations, including Barcelona and Madrid.
This European hotspot has the highest number of annual tourists, with more than 84 million people heading for France each year. They are drawn in by the cultural and natural locations that can be explored in the capital, Paris, and across the country.
Germany is another destination in continental Europe that made the top three. The country has a wide choice of vacation rentals on offer in major cities, such as Berlin, Frankfurt, and Hamburg.
The U.S. comes in at fourth place due to the host of cultural and natural resources it offers tourists as well as the efficient regional air network. A record-setting 74 million visitors entered the country from around the globe in 2014, heading for areas including Boston, New York, and Washington.
The four countries that make up the UK offer plenty for international tourists to enjoy. There are city break destinations such as London, Liverpool, Edinburgh, and Manchester, as well as the opportunity to sample the country’s rural delights.