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.

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Tourism plays a major role in the French economy. Traditional tourism sectors such as accommodation and food services, account for approximately 6% of GDP, but tourism also acts as an engine of growth for many other sectors. Total internal tourism consumption, which combines tourism-related spending by both French residents and non-residents, represents over 7% of GDP, with two-thirds of the total impact of tourism is accounted for by French residents. Direct tourism employment accounts for 1.4 million jobs, and over 2 million when considering indirect jobs. Tourism contributes positively to the balance of payments, with the tourism balance typically contributing between EUR 14 - 17 billion annually. Travel exports accounted for 22.2% of total service exports in 2018.

English Also available in: French


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