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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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Spain

Tourism is one of the mainstays of the Spanish economy and an outstanding driver of social development. It accounts for almost 11% of Spain’s GDP and 11.8% of employment. Thanks to modest growth year on year, tourism continues to contribute substantially to offsetting the country’s trade deficit. With 57.7 million foreign visitors (+2.7% over 2011) and EUR 43.3 billion in international tourism receipts (+1.2%), Spain consolidated its position in 2012 as the fourth largest destination worldwide in terms of arrivals, and the second largest in terms of receipts.

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