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OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2010

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The tourism sector, a vital driver of job-creation and growth, is under pressure. Facing an increasingly competitive landscape, tourism in many OECD countries has started to lag, in both growth rate and productivity. This book defines the major trends and challenges facing tourism in the next decade – from globalisation to environmental issues. To address these challenges, the book then provides specific policy guidance and recommendations for making tourism more competitive and environmentally sustainable. Tourism data from 42 countries are presented and analysed including all OECD countries, and fast-growing tourism centres such as Brazil, Chile, China and India.

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South Africa

In 2008, almost 9.6 million foreign nationals visited South Africa, an increase of 5.5% on 2007 and well above the global increase in international arrivals of 1.1% for that year. Thus tourism in South Africa has shown itself to be relatively resilient to the global economic crisis in that year.

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