Taiwan tourism got a boost from the latest survey report released by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The survey shows Taiwan’s global travel and tourism competitiveness shooting to 43 in 2009, a big improvement over last year’s ranking of 52. The WEF-drawn Global Competitiveness Rankings are based on the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) and covers 133 economies around the world.
Among Taiwan's major competitors was China, which moved up in the 2009 rankings to 47 from 62 in 2008, and South Korea, which remained in the 31 spot. According to the WEF report, the top ten were Switzerland, Austria, Germany, France, Canada, Spain, Sweden, the U.S., Australia and Singapore.