OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2016

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Tourism Trends and Policies, published biennially, analyses tourism performance and major policy trends, initiatives and reforms across 50 OECD countries and partner economies, providing up-to-date tourism data and analysis. The report is an international reference and benchmark on how effectively countries are supporting competitiveness, innovation and growth in tourism.

Tourism has successfully weathered the effects of the global economic crisis, and active tourism policies have played an essential role in supporting a competitive and sustainable tourism economy. The 2016 edition captures these ongoing trends - presenting standardised data covering domestic, inbound and outbound tourism, enterprises and employment, and internal tourism consumption - and reports on how seamless transport can enhance the tourism experience, as well as the opportunities, challenges and implications of the sharing economy for tourism.

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In 2014, Norway’s GDP stood at USD 499.7 billion. In 2011, the Norwegian tourism industry employed almost 150 000 people, and tourism represented 3.2% of total GDP. Annual wealth creation attributable to tourism was NOK 70 billion in 2013. Wealth creation in the tourism industry increased by 24% between 2010 and 2013, and doubled in the preceding ten-year period. However, despite the relatively high absolute growth in the Norwegian tourism industry, the share of total value creation has decreased from 6% in 2001 to 5% in 2013.

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