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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Canada welcomed 25.3 million international travellers in 2012, up 1.0% year on year. Of these, 16.3 million were overnight travellers (tourists), an increase of 2.0% over 2011. Tourism activities generated 609 500 jobs in 2012 (up 1.5% over 2011). Tourism industries accounted for 1.7 million jobs in Canada (about 9% of all jobs). Tourism contributed CAD 32.0 billion to Canada’s GDP (a 3.8% increase over 2011), representing approximately 2% of Canada’s total GDP.

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