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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New Zealand

Tourism plays a significant role in the New Zealand economy, directly contributing NZD 7.3 billion, or 3.7% of GDP, and indirectly contributing an additional NZD 9.8 billion, or 5.0%. Tourism is also a major export earner, second only to dairy. In the year ended March 2013, international tourism expenditure increased 2.2%, to NZD 9.8 billion, and contributed 15.2% to New Zealand’s total exports of goods and services. Domestic tourism expenditure increased 2.4%, to NZD 14.2 billion. Tourism directly employs 5.7% of the workforce and generates NZD 1.3 billion in goods and services tax (GST) revenue.

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