Global Tourism: Market Research Report

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Global Tourism Market Research Report | Nov 2015

The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Tourism global market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at an international level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Forecast
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Global Tourism industry has experienced steady growth over the five years to 2015. International tourist arrivals continue to grow, as global per capita income increases and consumer sentiment improves. In the coming years, the industry is expected to continue growing, as the global economy continues to strengthen. Despite some distressed areas due to conflicts or regional economic problems, a number of factors, such as growing per capita disposable income and improving consumer sentiment, point towards strong tourism growth... read more

Industry Locations

The key factors affecting the regional distribution of the Global Tourism industry include a country or region's share of global population. This is important in terms of the actual volume of people available to travel. The region's share of global GDP is also important in terms of the population's available discretionary income and the region's share of global economic activity.

The relative geographic location of a country and the ease of travel to other countries is a major factor affecting tourism levels, particularly for the United Kingdom and Western and Eastern Europe. Travel by automobile, as well as by train or air, is available to many short haul tourist destinations for short or longer breaks... read more


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What is the Global Tourism Industry?

This report catalogues the short-term movement of international tourists across national borders for any purpose, including leisure, business, conference or seminar and visiting friends and relatives. In most cases the data represents travel across borders, with at least one night's stay in a foreign country. However, in some countries same-day trips across international borders are still counted as international trips.

Industry Products
Traveler accommodationsAir transportation Travel arrangement and reservationsFood and beverage establishmentsOther transport, including car rentalGasolineRecreation and entertainmentOther retail activities
Industry Activities
Traveler accommodation servicesAirline operationProviding hospitality services to international touristsAutomotive rentalTravel agent and tour arrangement services

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