Introduction to the Travel Industry, Business and Industry Trends Analysis

¹ Video Tip For our brief video introduction to the Travel industry, see www.plunkettresearch.com/video/travel .   The global travel industry is comprised of a wide variety of businesses, from hotels and inns to casino resorts, trains, buses, airplanes, cruise ships, tour operators and travel bookers, both online and physical.  The United Nations, estimates that more than 1.3 billion tourists traveled the world during 2017.  World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) found that the global travel and tourism industry supported 118.5 million jobs on a direct basis in 2017.  The industry generated $2.6 trillion in direct global contribution to GDP (gross…

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