OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2014

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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.

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In 2012/13 (fiscal year Australia’s fiscal year starts on 1 July and ends on 30 June.), tourism generated AUD 38.8 billion in gross value added (GVA), an increase of 3.8% on the previous 12-month period. Direct tourism GDP increased by 3.7% to AUD 42.3 billion, with growth stronger compared with Australian GDP growth of 2.4%. Tourism’s share of GDP rose slightly by 0.1 percentage points to 2.8%. The industry directly employed 543 600 people in 2012/13, or some 4.7% of total employment in Australia.

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