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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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Luxembourg

In 2006, there were approximately 2.6 million overnight stays by visitors to Luxembourg. A report by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) for 2006 estimated the direct and indirect economic importance of the tourism industry at 2.9% of GDP (EUR 0.8 billion) and employment in tourism at 7 000 employees, or 3.9% of the total employed labour force. In 2006, there were 284 accommodation establishments. Table 3.62 summarises the volume of tourism in Luxembourg in terms of arrivals and total overnight stays. While arrivals increased by 3.3% between 2002 and 2006, there was a decline of 4.1% in total overnight stays in the same period. The main markets for Luxembourg are the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France.

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