The main objective of the WTTC/Oxford Economics economic impact research is to provide, on an annual basis - consistent, reliable, timely and comparable data and forecasts to assess Travel & Tourism’s contribution to national economic activity.
This includes the number of jobs and GDP created by the Travel & Tourism sector, both directly and in total, and measured as a percentage contribution of total economy employment and GDP.
An increasing number of countries are compiling elements/full Tourism Satellite Accounts (TSA) which can provide more detailed statistics than this research. The WTTC/Oxford Economics research is designed to complement country TSA exercises.
For more information, please view our Methodology Report.