Tourism Quick Facts

Tourism is a social, cultural and economic phenomenon which entails the movement of people to countries or places outside their usual environment for personal or business/professional purposes. These people are called visitors (which may be either tourists or excursionists; residents or nonresidents) and tourism has to do with their activities, some of which involve tourism expenditure (UNWTO, 2014).

Ontario ($CAN)

Global ($US)

Total Tourism Receipts

Share of Provincial GDP

Tourism Employment

Share of Provincial Employment

Tourism Labour Income

Share of Provincial Labour Income

Provincial Tourism Tax Revenues

Share of Provincial Tax Revenue

Ontarians’ Tourism Spend

Share of Total Personal Spending

$29.8B

4.1%

372,000 Jobs

5.3%

$17.5B

4.5%

$5.1B

4.3%

$34.1B

7.8%

Total Tourism Receipts

Share of World GDP

Tourism Employment

Share of World Employment

Tourism Foreign Earnings

Share of World Exports

Consumer Spending on Tourism

Share of Total Personal Spending

$4.6T

6.4%

276M Jobs

9.4%

$1.2T

5.8%

$3.5T

7.9%


UNWTO, 2015
UNWTO, 2015