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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International tourism in Iceland is one of the major contributors to the economy, accounting for 3.9% of GDP in 2001, 4.7% in 2002 and 5.1% in 2003, and reaching 6.3% in 2006. The sector also accounted for 12.6% of export earnings in 2006, up from 12.3% in 2005 (Table 3.46). International tourist receipts were EUR 500 million in 2006. Growth has been erratic since 2001, with arrivals increasing by 21% in the five years to 2005 and international tourism receipts by 43%.

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