GDP: Direct Contribution
The direct contribution of Travel &Tourism to GDP is expected to be USD76.5bn (4.0% of total GDP) in 2011, rising by 5.3% pa to USD129.1bn (3.7%) in 2021 (in constant 2011 prices).
GDP: Total Contribution
The total contribution of Travel &Tourism to GDP, including its wider economic impacts, is forecast to rise by 5.3% pa from USD171.0bn (9.0% of GDP) in 2011 to USD289.1bn (8.4%) by 2021.
Employment: Total Contribution
The total contribution of Travel & Tourism to employment, including jobs indirectly supported by the industry, is forecast to rise by 2.7% pa from 18,173,000 jobs (7.0% of total employment) in 2011 to 23,801,000 jobs (7.2%) by 2021.
Travel & Tourism visitor exports are expected to generate USD53.4bn (8.2% of total exports) in 2011, growing by 8.3%pa (in nominal terms) to USD92.5bn (8.9%) in 2021.
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