This 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. The 2014 edition focuses on tourism and growth, and covers 48 countries.
Tourism Trends and Policies is an international reference and benchmark on how effectively countries are supporting competitiveness, innovation and growth in tourism, and sheds light on policies and practices associated with this. It is published every two years.
- 07 Mar 2014
Tourism trends and policy priorities
This chapter covers recent trends in tourism and associated developments in government policy. It is based on OECD member and partner countries’ responses to a policy and statistical survey. Recent trends in tourism are identified. The chapter outlines the economic importance of tourism and sets out the role of government in its promotion and development. The linkage between tourism performance and overall economic growth and the impact of the global economic crisis are considered. Tourism policy priorities, reforms and developments are analysed and country practices are highlighted.