As Ghana is gaining the world’s attention, especially the African diasporan community as it marks the Year of Return, it has been ranked the 17th best country to visit in Africa.
It falls behind countries such as Rwanda, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Egypt.
In the 2019 Travel & Tourism Competitive Report by the World Economic Forum, the Swiss-based organization that annually gathers the global elite to discuss major issues, Mauritius was ranked as the best country in to visit in Africa though it was ranked 54th in the world.
In the world stage, Ghana was the 115th best country to visit.
Meanwhile, Spain, France and Germany were the top three countries to visit this year.
With major travel draws such as Barcelona and its La Sagrada Família basilica, Madrid and its famous Prado art museum and the Costa del Sol with warm, inviting beaches, it’s easy to see why Spain is the global favourite.
To create the biennial table, the WEF looked at four areas of tourism: natural and cultural resources, infrastructure, national travel and tourism policy, and the “enabling environment” (from safety and hygiene to the labour market). It measured 90 indicators against 14 “pillars” within those areas, meaning all 140 countries were rated for things like cultural resources, air transport infrastructure, and price competitiveness.
The pillars were then aggregated to form the overall rankings.
Here are the TOP 20 Best African countries to visit with their corresponding ranking in the world.
South Africa 61
Cape Verde 88
The Gambia 111
Cote d’Ivoire 119
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