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.




In 2018, the sector contributed 8.0% of GVA, and grew twice as fast as the overall economy (8.0% compared with 3.9%). According to the Tourism Satellite Account, tourism employed 9.0% of the working population in 2017, 413 000 people, growing by 8.7% over the previous year, again much higher than the broader economy (3.4%). Travel exports accounted for 51.1% of total service exports in 2018.



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