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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According to TSA calculations, the direct added value effects of tourism in 2000 were about EUR 57.5 billion, 3.2% of GDP. Up to 2.8 million jobs in Germany depend directly or indirectly on tourism. There are some 52 900 accommodation facilities with more than 2.5 million beds. Tourism in Germany employs some 776 000 people, of which 64% are female. The sector (hotels and restaurants only) employs some 2.12% of the national labour force (Table 3.35)

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