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Travel and tourism: capital investment worldwide 2019, by country

Investors in the United States invested the most capital into the travel and tourism industry of any country, reaching 209 billion U.S. dollars in 2019. China came second in the ranking, with total capital investment accounting for 169.9 billion U.S. dollars. These two countries also held the highest direct contribution to GDP in 2019.

Capital investment in the travel and tourism industry in leading countries worldwide in 2019

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Release date

February 2020



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Supplementary notes

Includes capital investment spending by all industries directly involved in travel and tourism. This also constitutes investment spending by other industries on specific tourism assets such as new visitor accommodation and passenger transport equipment, as well as restaurants and leisure facilities for specific tourism use.
Figures show nominal prices.
Release date is date accessed.

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