The highest ratio of tourism to total domestic supply was recorded in Switzerland (7.7%), followed by Spain (5.7%) and Iceland (5.0%), demonstrating the importance of tourism in these countries.
The report includes tourism satellite account (TSA) indicators provided by 17 EU Member States, three EFTA States – Iceland, Norway and Switzerland – and two EU candidate countries.
In the 12 countries where data on employment created by tourism were available, tourism provided over ten million jobs. The highest figure was recorded in the United Kingdom (3.2 million jobs in 2009), followed by Germany (2.9 million) and Spain (2.6 million).
For more detailed information, see Tourism Satellite Accounts (TSAs) in Europe
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