OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2016 identifies key tourism trends and policy priorities based on evidence provided by 50 OECD and partner countries. Specific topics covered include tourism trends and policy priorities, transport to enhance the visitor experience and policies for the tourism sharing economy. Statistical data can be accessed online through the tourism database on OECD.stat. The report is undertaken with the support of the European Commission.Read more
The rapid growth of the sharing economy provides an opportunity for governments to re-think how tourists experience their country and how citizens can benefit from participating in this new form of economic activity. However, it poses a challenge for established operators and raises broader questions of consumer protection, taxation and regulation. In this fast moving environment careful thought is needed to establish the right policy responses.Read more
The 14th Global Forum on Tourism Statistics will be held in Venice, Italy on 23-25 November 2016 and will focus on 5 themes: Innovation in sources and methods, Measuring the sharing economy, Tourism culture and creative industries, Dimensions of sustainable tourism and Economic dimension of tourism.Read more
About The Tourism Committee
The Tourism Committee, created in 1948, acts as the OECD forum for exchange, and for monitoring policies and structural changes affecting the development of domestic and international tourism. It actively promotes the sustainable economic growth of tourism.
OECD Tourism Trends and Policies
OECD Tourism Trends and Policies provides comparative knowledge, both policy and data, through thematic chapters and country-specific policy and statistical profiles. The report highlights key tourism policy developments, focuses on issues that rank high on the policy agenda in the field of tourism and provides a broad overview and interpretation of tourism trends in the OECD area and beyond. Tourism Trends and Policies is an international reference and benchmark on how effectively countries are supporting competitiveness, innovation and growth in tourism beginning in 2008, it is published every two years.
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OECD Tourism Papers Series
This series is designed to make available to a wider readership selected studies drawing on the work of the OECD Tourism Committee. OECD Tourism papers address issues such as trends and policies, innovation, sustainability, skills and statistics. The series complements OECD tourism publications, and aims to share knowledge, stimulate discussion and analysis, and obtain feedback from wider interested audiences on specific topics.
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