OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2012
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OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2012

The report provides comparative knowledge, both policy and data, through thematic chapters and country-specific policy and statistical profiles. The report highlights key tourism policy developments, focuses on issues that rank high on the policy agenda in the field of tourism and provides a broad overview and interpretation of tourism trends in the OECD area and beyond.

Tourism Trends and Policies is becoming an international reference and benchmark on how effectively countries are supporting competitiveness, innovation and growth in tourism, and shed light on policies and practices associated with this. It is published on a two-year basis. The 2012 edition has been undertaken in co-operation with the European Commission.

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The total contribution of travel and tourism to GDP, including its wider economic impact, is expected to rise on average by 4% a year from EUR 35.3 billion (15.8% of GDP) in 2011 to EUR 52.2 billion (18.5%) by 2021. The total contribution of the tourism sector to employment, including jobs indirectly supported by the industry, is expected to rise by 2.1% a year from 768 000 jobs (18.4% of total employment) in 2011 to 944 000 jobs (21.7%) by 2021, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). Investment in the sector in 2011 was estimated at EUR 6 billion, 14.3% of total investment. This should rise by 3.2% a year to reach EUR 8.1 billion (or 14.6% of total investment) by 2021.

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