WTTC Cities Research

Cities Economic Impact Report

The World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Cities Economic Impact Report for 2022 quantifies the economic contribution of Travel & Tourism in 82 cities around the world.
These pages capture the extent of cities’ recovery from the crisis and outline the ways tourism in cities will grow over the next decade.

Key highlights include:

  • Ten cities out of the 82 analysed in the report are already projected to exceed 2019 levels of direct Travel & Tourism GDP contribution by 2022.
  • Between 2022 and 2032, the strongest annual average growth in direct Travel & Tourism GDP is expected to be concentrated in Asia-Pacific.
  • Many major cities remain iconic destinations that hold the key attractions for visitors.
  • Within the next 10 years, the sector is projected to increase its share of economic activity in 82 major cities. Including directly generating up to 8.0% of all jobs in these cities combined.

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