Tourism in OECD Countries 2008

Trends and Policies

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Tourism in OECD Countries 2008 is the first edition of a biennial publication which analyses best practice in OECD and selected non member economies. It surveys a number of initiatives taken by governments and businesses in the tourism field. The report opens with an overview of the key issues and challenges in tourism policy. The second chapter reviews two important aspects of tourism policy in more detail: the impact of global value chains on small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in tourism; and the role of services trade liberalisation in tourism development. The third chapter presents detailed profiles on organisation, budgets, policies, programmes and statistics in tourism for 32 countries.

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Tourism accounts for 2.8% of Danish GDP and 3.6% of total employment. The total tourism consumption in Denmark was DKK 64 billion in 2005. In 2004, there were 9 936 Danish enterprises/firms in the tourism sector, employing almost 29 000 full time employees. More than 50% of these enterprises/firms had no employees (Table 3.23). In 2006, there were 22.14 million domestic bed nights and 22.25 million foreign bed nights registered in Denmark, almost exactly a 50/50 split. Recent trends are summarised in Table 3.21. The recent fall in bed nights is largely due to a reduction in the key German market.

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