A note from the office of the secretary of state for tourism says that “Portugal has achieved for the first time world leadership in terms of quality of tourism infrastructure, according to the 2019 Tourism Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum (WEF)”.
The study, which is carried out every two years, had, in 2017, placed Portugal in 14th place in terms of global competitiveness.
Portugal is now ranked in the highest position ever, having risen eight places since 2013 (20th place) and three places since 2015 (15th place) in the WEF report which provides an in-depth analysis of tourism across more than 130 world economies.
Portugal also rose five places in natural and cultural resources (from 20th to 15th place), in air transport (from 31st to 21st place), in the rapid adoption of technologies (from 41st to 38th) and even in the prioritisation of tourism (from 14th to 12th), which reflects the strong commitment that has been given to attracting international connections and expanding tourism throughout the territory and throughout the year, according to the press release.
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