World Travel & Tourism Council

The Authority on World Travel & Tourism

Benchmarking Travel & Tourism

For over 20 years, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has spearheaded global analysis of the economic impact of Travel & Tourism. This research, based on Tourism Satellite Accounting (TSA) methodology, has established the contribution of the sector to GDP, income and employment in 184 countries, measured in absolute size, share of the economy and growth.

Expanding on our successful 2012 research that assessed the role Travel & Tourism plays in the world economy in comparison to other economic sectors, the 2013 benchmarking results, undertaken by Oxford Economics and sponsored by American Express and TUI AG look at the relative significance of the industry against an assortment of other sectors at the global level and for each world region. We have undertaken in-depth analysis of 25 individual countries.

The 2013 results show that:

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Tui Travel
Benchmarking Travel & Tourism Global Summary
Benchmarking Travel & Tourism Sector Executive Summary