Travel and tourism added 7.2 million jobs worldwide in 2015

March 21, 2016 7:21 PM

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Growth in middle-class income in China and elsewhere has helped add 7.2 million jobs in the travel and tourism industries worldwide, contributing $7.2 trillion to the gross domestic product.

The glowing assessment of job growth in the travel and tourism industries came from an annual report by the World Travel and Tourism Council, a London-based nonprofit that researches the global effect of tourism.

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