The 25 best countries for tourists in 2019, ranked

Australia was ranked among the top 10 best countries for tourists in 2019.

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Australia was ranked among the top 10 best countries for tourists in 2019.
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The World Economic Forum has ranked the best countries for tourists in 2019.

In its Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2019, the organization analyzed data from international organizations and conducted a survey of executives, looking at five main factors in 140 countries:

  1. Business environment
  2. Safety and security
  3. Health and hygiene
  4. Human resources and labor market
  5. ICT (information and communications technology) readiness

The WEF also looked at a country’s prioritization of tourism, international openness, tourist infrastructure, cultural and natural resources, and price competitiveness.

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Each country was given an overall score between 1 and 7; because the top score was shared by four countries equally, there is no No. 1 entry in the ranking below.

Most of the countries that made the top 25 are in Europe, but Japan, the US, Australia, and Canada all made the top 10 too.

Here are the top 25 countries for tourists in 2019, ranked.


T25. Greece

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Score: 4.5

  • Travel tips for Greece:

T25. Belgium

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Score: 4.5

Travel tips for Belgium:


T23. Luxembourg

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Adolphe Bridge in Luxembourg City.
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Score: 4.6

Travel tips for Luxembourg:


T23. Sweden

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Score: 4.6

Travel tips for Sweden:


T23. Denmark

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Score: 4.6

Travel tips for Denmark:


T23. Norway

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Score: 4.6

Travel tips for Norway:


T19. Mexico

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Score: 4.7

Travel tips for Mexico:


T19. New Zealand

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Score: 4.7

  • Travel tips for New Zealand:

T17. Singapore

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Score: 4.8

Travel tips for Singapore:


T17. South Korea

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Score: 4.8

Travel tips for South Korea:


T17. Netherlands

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Score: 4.8

Travel tips for the Netherlands:


T17. Hong Kong

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Score: 4.8

Travel tips for Hong Kong:


T13. China

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Score: 4.9

Travel tips for China:


T13. Portugal

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Score: 4.9

Travel tips for Portugal:


T11. Austria

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Score: 5.0

Travel tips for Austria:


T11. Switzerland

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Score: 5.0

Travel tips for Switzerland:


T9. Canada

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Score: 5.1

Travel tips for Canada:


T9. Italy

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Score: 5.1

Travel tips for Italy:


T9. Australia

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Score: 4.8

Travel tips for Australia:


6. United Kingdom

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Score: 5.2

Travel tips for the United Kingdom:


5. United States

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Score: 5.3

Travel tips for the United States:


T4. Japan

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Score: 5.4

Travel tips for Japan:


T4. Germany

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Score: 5.4

Travel tips for Germany: