OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2020

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The 2020 edition analyses tourism performance and policy trends across 51 OECD countries and partner economies. It highlights the need for coherent and comprehensive approaches to tourism policy making, and the significance of the tourism economy, with data covering domestic, inbound and outbound tourism, enterprises and employment, and internal tourism consumption. Tourism policy priorities, reforms and developments are analysed and examples of country practices highlighted. Thematic chapters provide insights on preparing tourism businesses for the digital transformation, and rethinking tourism success to promote more sustainable and inclusive tourism development.




Tourism is a growth sector for Chile. In 2018, the direct contribution of tourism was estimated to make up 3.3% of GDP, or CLP 6.4 trillion, and 4.4% of employment. When the indirect contribution is included, it is estimated that tourism accounts for 10.1% of GDP and 9.9% of total employment. In the five years to 2018, tourism-related employment grew by 26.3%, well ahead of overall employment growth, which grew at 7.7%. Tourism generated exports to the value of around CLP 2.4 trillion, which makes tourism the most important service export for the country. Travel exports represented  28.8% of total service exports in 2018.



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