Quick Facts 2012

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World Tourism

World Tourism

Total Tourism Receipts ($B)
As a percent of world GDP

Tourism Value-Added ($B)
As a percent of world GDP

Tourism Employment (000 of jobs)
As a percent of world employment

Tourism Foreign Earnings ($B)
As a percent of world exports

Consumer Spending on Tourism($B)
As a percent of total personal spending

US $4,323
6.0%

US $6,801
9.4%

261,152
8.8%

US $1,237
5.3%

US $3,086
4.2%

 

Ontario's Tourism

ontario's_tourism

Total Tourism Receipts ($B)
As a percent of provincial GDP

Tourism Value Added ($B)
As a percent of provincial GDP

Tourism Employment (000 of jobs)
As a percent of provincial employment

Tourism Labour Income ($B)
As a percent of provincial labour income

Provincial Tourism Tax Revenues($B)
As a percent of provincial revenues

Municipal Tourism Tax Revenues ($B)

Federal Tourism Tax Revenues ($B)

Tourism's Foreign Earnings ($B)
As a percent of Ontario's total international exports
Rank of tourism as an Ontario export

Ontarians' Spending on Tourism($B)
As a percent of total personal spending

CAN $ 28.1
4.2 %

CAN $ 24.7
3.7 %

359
5.2%

CAN $ 15.8
4.1%

CAN$ 4.9
4.3%

CAN $  1.2

CAN $ 6.0

CAN$ 6.3
2.5%
9

CAN $ 32.7
8.2%

Sources of Ontario's tourism receipts:

Ontario
U.S.
Overseas
Canadian Provinces
69.3% 11.9% 10.4% 8.4%

Ontario's share of spending of:

Americans in Canada
Americans outside
the US
Overseas in Canada
World's international Travellers
Canadians in Canada1
Ontarians' Anywhere in the world
43.9% 2.4% 35.6% 0.5% 35.9% 42.2%

World's Top International Tourism

Destinations
Earners
Spenders
International
Arrivals (millions)
International
Receipts* ($B)
International
Expenditure ($B)
1. France 83.0 1. USA $ 136.1 1. USA $ 85.7
2. USA 66.7 2. Spain $ 54.2 2. Germany $ 79.7
3. China 57.7 3. China $ 49.4 3. China $ 66.1
16.Canada 16.3 20.Canada $ 13.4 7. Canada $ 33.6
37. Ontario 7.6 45. Ontario

$ 4.7

N/A Ontario $ 13.8

NOTES

*excludes international transport fares; ^These tax revenues resulting from the total  impact of tourism receipts in Ontario.
Sources: World Travel & Tourism Council; Tourism Economics;Statistics Canada’s Travel Survey of the Residents of Canada and International Travel Survey; Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport