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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United Kingdom

Tourism is a major part of the United Kingdom economy. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) Tourism Satellite Account shows that in 2014 tourism directly contributed an estimated GBP 59.6 billion in gross value added (GVA), or around 4% of the total United Kingdom economy. Economic analysis by Deloitte in 2013 suggests that when indirect economic effects are included, GVA for 2014 could be as high as GBP 133.6 billion, or 9% of GDP.

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