Germany tops as Europe’s travel & tourism economy: WTTC report

Germany has topped the charts, ahead of United Kingdom, France, Italy and Spain as Europe’s largest Travel & Tourism economy, according to a new research report published by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

The report reveals that Germany’s tourism sector contributed Euro 348.1 billion to the country’s economy in 2017. The travel sector grew by 1.7% in 2017

Gloria Guevara, President & CEO, WTTC, stated, “Travel & tourism creates jobs, drives economic growth and helps build better societies. This is particularly the case in Germany, the largest travel economy in Europe and the third in the world.”

According to the report released, the tourism sector supported 6.1 million jobs in 2017, and is expected to witness 6.5 million jobs by 2028, 15% of all will be from Germany.