Tourism & Sport
Tourism and COVID-19
WTTC Economic Impact Reports:
Following a loss of almost US$4.9 trillion in 2020 (-50.4% decline), Travel & Tourism's contribution to GDP increased by US$1 trillion (+21.7% rise) in 2021.
In 2019, the Travel & Tourism sector contributed 10.3% to global GDP; a share which decreased to 5.3% in 2020 due to ongoing restrictions to mobility. 2021 saw the share increasing to 6.1%.
In 2020, 62 million jobs were lost, representing a drop of 18.6%, leaving just 271 million employed across the sector globally, compared to 333 million in 2019. 18.2 million jobs were recovered in 2021, representing an increase of 6.7% year-on-year.
2020 Worst year on record for tourism
Unprecedented Impact from COVID-19
2021 International Tourist Arrivals
International Tourist Arrivals by Month (2019-2021)
The Growth of the Tourism Industry (pre-COVID)
Tourism through History
The History of Tourism
The Changing Face of Tourism
(The Economist 2min)
Where do people travel and why? Tourism Arrivals, Tourism Receipts, and Reasons for Travel
TourismTeacher - 6min
25 Greatest Natural Wonders
Touropia - 35min
30 Greatest Cultural Wonders
Touropia - 42min
Who travels and why?
OECD Household Disposable Income
High-Yield Tourism Market Segments
How the industry views tourism consumers
Ontario's Southwest 7:37
The Economic Impact of Tourism
International sporting events
International sporting events like the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup are huge for tourism. Purists are all about the game however, like any big event, there is a lot of geography to unpack outside of the day-to-day matches. The Digital Atlas Project has combed the many media outlets to curate an ever-growing list of articles about the FIFA World Cup in Qatar (2022) that take you beyond the hype of the game itself. Open the list to the right to learn more.
FIFA WORLD CUP COVERAGE
VISIT QATAR: An immersive tour of the FIFA World Cup 2022 host nation Al Jazeera
Mapped: The 32 Teams Playing in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Visual Capitalist 19.11.22
How Qatar’s riches touch millions of UK Lives BBC News 24.11.22
The World Cup In Qatar Is a Climate Catastrophe Scientific American 23.11.22
MoneyWatch: Economics of the World Cup as Qatar looks to boost tourism CBS News (VID: 5min) 22.11.22
Why is Qatar 2022 controversial? BBC Sport 18.11.22
The Qatar World Cup is about to shatter colonial myths Al Jazeera 18.11.22
'Sportswashing' highlights long list of concerns heading into Qatar World Cup CBC Sport 16.11.22
Qatar World Cup the most expensive of all time DW 16.11.22
How has Qatar treated foreign workers? BBC News 9.11.22
Exclusive: Thousands of workers evicted in Qatar's capital ahead of World Cup Reuters 28.10.22
Hosting the FIFA World Cup brings benefits. But not as many as politicians claim The Conversation 22.09.22
The cost of Hosting the Olympics
(2022 BBC - 3:19)
Why hosting the Olympics isn't worth it anymore
(Business Insider - 5min)
2016 Olympics - What Rio doesn't want the world to see
(Vox - 9min)
Why are the 2022 Winter Olympics so controversial?
(PBS Newshour - 6:14)
The costly Problem of Leftover Stadiums
(NBC News - 3:16)
How the Olympics became so expensive to host cities
(CNBC - 18min)
The Reality of Brazil's Olympic tourism
(CGTN - 2min)
"Slum Tourism" in Rio's Favelas
(France24 - 1:40)
(The Atlantic 5min)
Is Tourism killing Venice?
(BBC News 3min)
Crowded Out: The Story of Overtourism
Tourism and the Heritage Curse
(Al Jazeera 25min)
Can Tourism Ruin Cities?
How ‘trashy’ tourism threatens world-famous destinations
(Global News 3min)
Tourism Dependency: Tourism and the Resource Curse
Tourism and Climate Change
The Glasgow Declaration on Tourism and Climate Change
Sustainable Tourism and Community-based Tourism
Why sustainable tourism?
The Tourism Foundation - 4min
Sustaining Tourism - 2min
The Brutally Honest Sustainable Tourism Video
ReThinking Tourism - 5:43
What is sustainable tourism? Why sustainable tourism management is so important
TourismTeacher - 9:15
What is Responsible Tourism?
TourismTeacher - 13min
Visit places you won’t find on Google and have a positive impact on local communities.
Article - Intrepid