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, international tourists in Latvia spent a total of LVL 383.6 million (EUR 545.8 million), an increase of 1.1% on 2011. Tourism is considered one of the country’s prime economic development opportunities, an important source of export revenue, and a key contributor to GDP. Moreover, tourism exports of LVL 408 million (EUR 580.5 million), accounted for 4.4% of total goods and services exports in 2012, up by 4.9% over 2011’s LVL 389 million (EUR 553.5 million).

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