Travel industry now supports nearly 10% of world's jobs | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

The travel industry employed one in 11 people in the world's working population in 2015, supporting more than 284 million jobs that contributed more than $7.2 trillion to global GDP. That number of jobs is more than Brazil's entire population, and travel's GDP contribution accounts for nearly 10% of the world's GDP. Some 7.2 million new jobs were generated by travel and tourism in 2015, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council's 2016 global economic impact report which analysed economic data on the contribution of the travel industry on a global level and for 184 countries in 24 regions. Travel and tourism directly generated over 107 million jobs in 2015 and that's forest to grow nearly 2% in 2016 to 109.8 million. By 2026, travel will directly account for 135.8 million jobs with an annual increase of 2.1% during the next decade. Find out more.