By some measures tourism is the world’s largest industry, accounting for 11% of global GDP and a similar proportion of world employment. Find out more from the charts and statistics below.
The chart represents each person’s annual share of the Earth’s resources, if they were divided up fairly among the entire population. The World Wide Fund for Nature estimates that a two-week trip to Cyprus takes up half of our annual “earthshare”.
The developing world has experienced a surge in tourism in recent years – but most of the top 10 earners are still in the West.