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Economic Impact of Travel & Tourism 2014 Annual Update: Summary

by WTTC & Oxford Economics

The 2014 annual report from WTTC, and produced with Oxford Economics, shows that 2013 was another successful year for the Travel & Tourism sector off the back of an improving economy. Travel & Tourism’s total contribution to global GDP grew by 3.0% in 2013, faster than overall economic growth for the third consecutive year and outperforming other global sectors such as manufacturing, retail and distribution, public services and financial and business services.  View the report HERE.

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The Tax Burden on US Travel & Tourism

by WTTC and Oxford Economics

WTTC has researched the proportion of taxation paid by the industry in the USA, compared to other sectors and the findings show that the US travel industry is taxed at a higher rate than other sectors. For more on this study, click HERE.

 


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Air Route Development & Destinations: Working Together

by Christopher Kam / Hawaii VCB

Attracting commercial air service to destination airports has never been tougher. However, Christopher Kam shared some telling statistics at the 2013 TTRA Annual Conference. The slides of his presentation are HERE.

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Speculation on the Future of Destination Marketing Organizations

by Anna Pollock of DestiCorp UK

A fascinating (while chilling) analysis of the future of Destination Marketing Organizations from Anna Pollock of DestiCorp UK. Click HERE to download the pdf.  

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A Review and Analysis of the Role of CVBs in Destination Product Development

by Jim Epperson / Southern Indiana Clark-Floyd Counties CTB

In this White Paper by Jim Epperson (Southern Indiana Clark-Floyd Counties CTB), the traditional role of convention and visitor bureaus as simply sales and marketing organizations is contrasted with the growing participation in destination product development activities. Click HERE to download the paper. 

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