Visualizing the Countries Most Reliant on Tourism

Without a steady influx of tourism revenue, many countries could face severe economic damage.

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Visualizing the Countries Most Reliant on Tourism

Visualizing the Countries Most Reliant on Tourism

As the global travel and tourism industry stalls, the spillover effects to global employment are wide-reaching. A total of 330 million jobs are supported by this industry around the world, and it contributes 10%, or $8.9 trillion to global GDP each year.

This infographic uses data from the World Travel & Tourism Council, and it highlights the countries that depend the most on the travel and tourism industry according to employment—quantifying the scale that the industry contributes to the health of the global economy.


First published: May 22, 2020 (link)

Source files included: .ai, .eps, .pdf

Data source: WTTC, WEF, Reuters, CNN, Al Jazeera, BBC

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