GDP: Direct Contribution
The direct contribution of Travel &Tourism to GDP is expected to be US$1,850.0bn (2.8% of total GDP) in 2011, rising by 4.2% pa to US$2,860.5bn (2.9%) 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 4.2% pa from US$5,991.9bn (9.1% of GDP) in 2011 to US$9,226.9bn (9.6%) by 2021.
Employment: Direct Contribution
Travel & Tourism is expected to support directly 99,048,000 jobs (3.4% of total employment) in 2011, rising by 2.0% pa to 120,427,000 jobs (3.6%) 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 2.3% pa from 258,592,000 jobs (8.8% of total employment) in 2011 to 323,826,000 jobs (9.7%) by 2021.
Travel & Tourism visitor exports are expected to generate US$1,162.7bn (5.8% of total exports) in 2011, growing by 6.6% pa (in nominal terms) to US$1,789.2bn (4.7%) in 2021.
Travel & Tourism investment is estimated at US$652.4bn or 4.5% of total investment in 2011. It should rise by 5.4% pa to reach US$1,487.9bn (or 4.6%) of total investment in 2021.
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