The country has more than 3,000 miles of coastline and 48 UNESCO World Heritage sites.
So now, Spain has been declared the best country in the world to be visited in 2019.
In 2019 Travel Tourism Competitive Report by the World Economic Forum; the Swiss-based organization that gathers annually the global elites to discuss the major issues of the world, Spain for the third time slid in above France.
With the major sites that draw people towards Spain like, The Alhambra and Generalife Gardens, Granada with its artistic highlight of Spain’s Islamic period, The Great Mosque of Cordoba (Mezquita) and Seville Cathedral and Alcazar with their fine architecture, San Lorenzo de El Escorial with its royalty, Plaza Mayor, Madrid, Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, Valencia, La Rambla, Barcelona, and Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia and Gaudi Sites.
It is very easy to analyze why Spain is the favorite in the world.
Germany was nominated in Third place leaving the United States, Italy and Japan behind. And it may surprise some people too.
But the destinations are ranked by “travel readiness” at the WEF calls a “tipping point” for the travel industry.
The strong criteria of the 90s included safety, infrastructure and travel initiatives. Accommodation, value of money, and culture were also taken into consideration before deducing any results.
Japan and the United States also came in the top five with Yemen on the 140th.
The top ten countries have remained there from last year’s ranking with no change except the UK which slid from fifth place to the sixth.
For the creation of the biennial table, the WEF looked at four areas of tourism: infrastructure, natural and cultural resources, tourism policy and national travels and the “enabling environment” too.
It measured 90 indicators against 40 “pillars” with those areas, which means all the 140 countries were rated for things like price, competitiveness, cultural resources and air transport infrastructures.
Then the pillars were assembled to form the overall rankings.
Vienna, the city of Austria was named the “most livable city of the world” and was ranked 11 overall this month.
It did also top the board for “hygiene and health”.
Finland, Oman, and Iceland were judged as the safest countries.
Nigeria, El Salvador, and Oman were judged as the least safe countries.
The US came top in only one pillar: that of the “human resources and labor market”.
Mexico was ranked top for natural resources and Canada for air transport infrastructure.
According to the World Economic Forum, the top 10 countries t visit in 2019 are: