Vietnam has jumped five steps to claim the 75th seat of 141 countries in the 2014–2015 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) rankings, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF) report.

The biennial report is based on four criteria: tourism environment (Vietnam received 4.6/7 points), policies (3.7/7 points), infrastructure (2.9/7 points) and culture and natural resources (3.2/7 points).

The country’s tourism sector ranked 22 nd in price and 132nd in sustainable tourism development.

Although the rankings are relatively low, Vietnam has continuously moved up in the TTCI rankings; the country ranked 89th in 2009 and 80th in 2013.

The TTCI aims to address factors and policies to encourage development in the tourism sector in different countries around the world.

The top ten countries in the WEF’s TTCI rankings are Spain, France, Germany, the US, the UK, Switzerland, Australia, Italy, Japan and Canada.-VNA