How Tourism is Boosting the World Economy

According to a report released on Monday by the World Travel and Tourism Council, a London-based nonprofit that researches the global effect of tourism, the travel and tourism industry added 7.2 million jobs and contributed $7.2 trillion to the gross domestic product in 2015.

“Despite uncertainty in the global economy and specific challenges to travel and tourism last year, the sector grew by 3.1%, contributing a total of 9.8% to the global GDP,” David Scowsill, president and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council said in a statement.





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