The 2017 ranking on tourism competitiveness, published on 6th April by the World Economic Forum (WEF), ranks Gabon 119th on a global scale and 20th on the African plan of 34 countries studied.
According to the World Economic Forum (WEF) ranking of 6 April, Gabon ranks 119th in the world and 20th on the African scale, behind Ethiopia 117th and Algeria 118th, out of 34 African countries studied .
In Africa, South Africa (53rd in the world) is in first place, while Mauritius (55th in the world) is second only to Morocco (65th), Egypt (74th ), Kenya (80th), Namibia (82nd), Cape Verde (83rd), Botswana (85th) and Tunisia (87th). Tanzania (91st worldwide) closes the African Top 10. On the planet, Spain ranks at the top of the ranking followed by France and Germany.
WEF, a non-profit foundation based in Geneva, Switzerland, is based on 16 criteria: safety, health and hygiene, openness to foreign countries, valorisation of natural resources, Sustainable tourism, cultural resources, tourism marketing, price levels, skilled human resources, road and airport infrastructure and tourism services.