Tourism has become the king of leisure activities. According to the WTO, it already represents 10% of world , makes 7% of world trade and generates 30% of exports of services.
In terms of job creation, their participation is decisive: it is estimated that 1 out of 11 jobs – direct and indirect – that are created around the world comes from tourism.
France stays top of world tourism league, despite fall in 2016. The number of foreign tourists to France fell from by about two million last year but it remained the world’s most popular destination with 82.5 million people visitin.
Spain, Italy and other Mediterranean countries have benefited given the complicated conditions of countries such as France, Tunisia or Egypt, beating historical records of visitors.