WTTC forecasts a 38% increase in tourism in North America

This year the landmarks of the city employment North Amarica could 38 percent increase its contribution to the gross domestic product (Start) by region, above world average, World Travel and Tourism Council predicted (WTTC, for its acronym in English).

He emphasized that vaccination deployments, along with easing travel restrictions, are helping the sector’s recovery.

WTTC data also reveals that North America could see an increase at least the following year 26.4 percent, which will raise the contribution of GDP to the economy Canada And United State to pre-pandemic levels of nearly $2.2 trillion, or 8.8 percent of the total economy.

He noted that with international travel almost completely deadlocked last year, his contribution It fell to 1.25 trillion dollars.

one dimension More than seven million travel and tourism jobs lost Last year, employment could increase more than 25 percent by the end of the year.

And if the positive trend continues for 2022, jobs in this sector may rise higher and increase by 16.7 percent, that is, nearly 27 million people work in this sector.

Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic cost seven million jobs in the travel and tourism sector in North America, but thanks to increased international and domestic spending, jobs and GDP will increase.

Julia Simpson, President and CEO of WTTC


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