Fiji, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Maldives top index of destinations best placed to revive pandemic-battered tourism.
Fiji, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Maldives are in the strongest position to revive their pandemic-battered tourism industries among Asia Pacific destinations, while Hong Kong has the worst prospects due to its restrictive border policies, a new report says.
Singapore, Australia, Bangladesh, New Zealand, Nepal and Cambodia also rank among the top 10 destinations best placed for a tourism recovery, according to the Travel-ready index 2022 released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
The EIU said the top performers in the index have all eased visa and entry restrictions since 2021 or earlier.
“A combination of broader and more effective vaccination coverage and greater reliance on tourism have lent themselves to less restrictive travel policies,” the EIU said in its report released on Wednesday.
After Hong Kong, Brunei,…