Tourism as an economic factor in NRW
DIW Econ has for the second time comprehensively examined the importance of the tourism industry in North Rhine-Westphalia based on internationally comparable calculation standards in cooperation with the Institute for Management and Tourism (IMT) at the West Coast University of Applied Sciences and dwif-Consulting.
The central results confirm the growing importance of the tourism industry for NRW. Compared to the study published in 2013, tourism consumption in 2017 showed a nominal growth of 11.6 per cent.
The key findings confirm the growing importance of the tourism industry for NRW. In 2017, tourism demand of 45.9 billion euros led to direct gross value added of 18.1 billion euros and indirect gross value added of 11.3 billion euros. As an employment-intensive industry, the importance of tourism is particularly evident in the labour market: 467,800 people are directly linked to the tourism industry, and another 649,900 people are indirectly related to the tourism industry. This represents 5 per cent of all persons employed in NRW.
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