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Tourism Trends & Statistics

2000 Tourism Trends and Statistics

Tourism is the world’s fastest growing industry with no signs of slowing down in the 21 Century. International tourism is the world ‘s largest export earner and an important factor in the balance of payment of many countries. On the employment front, tourism is an important Job creator providing employment to an estimated 100million people worldwide. The vast majority of tourism jobs are in smaller or medium sized, family owned enterprises. Job creation in tourism is growing 1.5 times faster than any other industrial sector.