The economic significance of tourism in Slovenia, Europe, and the world

Slovenia

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has published reports on the economic significance of tourism in individual countries including Slovenia in 2016 and the prognoses for 2017. In 2017 in Slovenia, the total contribution of tourism to the gross domestic product (hereinafter: GDP) should, according to the prognoses in the report, increase by 4.3% compared to 2016 when the total contribution accounted 12.6% of the total GDP. According to WTTC estimates, the total number of people employed by the tourism industry in 2017 will increase by 2.8%, which accounts for 108,000 jobs.

Income due to the export of travel in 2016 amounted to €2.480.1 million, while the expected growth in 2017 is 5.3%. Read more in the report published here.

Europe

In 2017, the total contribution of tourism to the gross domestic product (hereinafter: GDP) of Europe should, according to the prognoses in the report, increase by 2.6% compared to 2016 when the total contribution accounted for 9.9% of the total GDP.

According to WTTC estimates, the total number of employees in tourism in Europe in 2017 will increase by 1.7%, which accounts for 36,645,500 jobs.

Income due to the export of travel in 2016 amounted to €447.3 billion, while the expected growth in 2017 is 5.3%. Read more in the report published here.

World

In 2017, the total contribution of tourism to the global gross domestic product (hereinafter: GDP) should, according to the prognoses in the report, increase by 3.6% compared to 2016 when the total contribution accounted for 10.2% of the total GDP.

According to WTTC estimates, the total number of employees in tourism on a global scale in 2017 will increase by 1.9%, which accounts for 297,896,000 jobs.

Income due to the export of travel in 2016 amounted to USD 1,401.5 billion, while the expected growth in 2017 is 4.5%. Read more in the report published here.

Tourism satellite account

Tourism satellite accounts are an internationally recognised tool for measuring tourism activity and the contribution of tourism to the economy of a particular country. Contrary to the usual statistical data on tourism, which tends to focus on tourist flows, satellite accounts enable an estimate of the monetary value of tourism for the economy.

The Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia (SURS) published the results of new calculations regarding the economic significance of tourism for 2012 and 2014. These calculations were made using the Tourism Satellite Accounts method.

Find the economic calculations for 2012 and 2014 here.

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Official statistical data

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