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The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is the forum for business leaders in the Travel & Tourism industry. With Chief Executives of some one hundred of the world's leading Travel & Tourism companies as its Members, WTTC has a unique mandate and overview on all matters related to Travel & Tourism. For over 20 years, WTTC has spearheaded global analysis of the economic impact of Travel & Tourism. This research, based on Tourism Satellite Accounting (TSA) methodology, has established the contribution of the sector to GDP, income and employment in 184 countries, measured in absolute size, share of the economy and growth. Travel & Tourism is a truly global economic activity – one which takes place in destinations across the world, from leading capital cities and smaller towns and villages in rural and coastal areas, to some of the remotest points on the planet. It is one of the world’s largest industries, or economic sectors, contributing trillions of dollars annually to the global economy, creating jobs and wealth, generating exports, boosting taxes and stimulating capital investment.
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