The tourists have fled from North Africa, thanks to NATO.
The travel industry is extremely important to the USA and UK.
Travel and Tourism Contributes Nearly USD2 Trillion To America GDP
New research, by Oxford Economics, shows that the travel and tourism industry's total contribution to GDP in the Americas was US$1.9 trillion in 2011.
This is 8.6 percent of total GDP.
This compares to 6 percent for 'automotive and mining' and 7 percent for 'chemicals'.
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The travel and tourism industry has 15 million direct employees in the Americas.
This compares with 10 million in financial services, 2.5 million in mining, 2.5 million in chemicals manufacturing, and 4 million in vehicle manufacturing.
In the UK, travel rivals financial services in importance, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council C
1. Is nearly five times the size of the vehicle manufacturing industry.
2. Provides almost as many jobs as the financial sector.
3. Contributes around £101 billion per year, or 6.7% of total GDP.
This compares to 2.3% for vehicle manufacturing, 1.9% for mining and 4.1% for chemicals.
Travel and tourism’s contribution to GDP is growing faster than most other sectors in the UK.
However, the tourism industry is being hit by:
1. High taxes including Air Passenger Duty.
2. Lack of investment in roads, railways...
3. Scares about terrorism.
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International tourist arrivals