Travel & Tourism – how it impacts the global economy and how our members help ensure you benefit
Below is a wonderful graphic from the World Travel and Tourism Council which highlights how 'Travel Pays' and shows how the money moves through the economy once a visitor travels and spends. We've added ourselves to the map. It first benefits those businesses directly involved in tourism and travel and then percolates down to positively impact the wider economy.
Of course, nothing happens in tourism and travel until a sale is made - as only spending begins 'the money journey'. This is where 'Visitor International' comes in. Our members provide visitors with information to encourage them to purchase YOUR tourism products and services - so that YOU are the first to benefit as the money travels. Happy days!
Tourism and Travel Forecast to Grow to 2026: Did you know that, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council, The Travel & Tourism sector is forecast to grow, in terms of GDP contribution, by 4% on average per year between now and 2026. It will then support 370 million jobs which will equate to 1 in 9 of all jobs in the world.