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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United Kingdom

Tourism is a major part of the United Kingdom economy. In 2011, tourism directly contributed a gross value added (GVA) of over GBP 50 billion to the UK economy (4%). Further economic analysis by Deloitte suggests that if indirect economic effects are also included, GVA could be as high as GBP 115 billion (9%). Tourism also makes a substantial contribution to employment in the UK, with 2.7 million employees working in tourism-associated industries in 2011, or 9% of all employee jobs, with a further 0.5 million self‑employed. An estimated 1.7 million of this employment is directly related to tourism.

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