India ranked among the top 10 countries for the cross-country travel index by vacation homes aggregator Holidu. Leaving behind 118 great countries like Germany, France, Japan, Turkey, and Spain, which are already tourism magnets; India bagged the 10th position.
The index is compiled by taking account of various factors like Unesco World Heritage sites, number of attractions, natural assets, land size, rainforests, vertebrate species, landscape variation along with the number of ‘Best Cities’ in the top 100 rankings.
There are various other reasons that India grabbed this high spot is its 40 UNESCO sites, 1900 animal species, and a minimum of two cities- Mumbai and Delhi which became more popular than the traditional common tourist spots. Quality of roads, fuel charges, and average weekly rentals required for travel which is expected to be nearly Rs. 13,000 per week are also some of the factors that were considered.
According to FAITH, the policy federation of all the national associations representing the complete travel, tourism, and hospitality sector of the country presented this travel index to the tourism minister. It stated that this rank is considered crucial in determining the post-COVID-19 positioning of India and travel marketing campaigns.