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OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2020

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Available from March 04, 2020

The 2020 edition analyses tourism performance and policy trends across 51 OECD countries and partner economies. It highlights the need for coherent and comprehensive approaches to tourism policy making, and the significance of the tourism economy, with data covering domestic, inbound and outbound tourism, enterprises and employment, and internal tourism consumption. Tourism policy priorities, reforms and developments are analysed and examples of country practices highlighted. Thematic chapters provide insights on preparing tourism businesses for the digital transformation, and rethinking tourism success to promote more sustainable and inclusive tourism development.

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Launch event: OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2020  

 4 March 2020, 15:00-17:00 |  ITB Berlin, CityCube, Level 3 / M4

The report will be launched on 4 March 2020 at ITB Berlin. The workshop will be an occasion for a lively and stimulating discussion focusing on the latest tourism trends and policy responses, including the digital transformation of tourism, and better managing tourism destinations for sustainable growth. Organised by the OECD, the event will bring together high-level policy makers and industry decision makers to discuss the tourism policy priorities. Please indicate your interest to participate at this link

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Side event: OECD at ITB Responsible Tourism Day
4 March 2020, 11:00-11:45 | ITB Berlin, CityCube, Hall 1

This panel will bring together tour operators from key source markets, rural and urban tourism destinations in Europe and Asia to discuss costs and benefits of tourism for destinations, implications of sustainable tourism growth and valuable insights into international best practice examples. 

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For more information about this report, please contact Monserrat Fonbonnat. Journalists are invited to contact

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