16% of all Spaniards employed by tourist sector in 2015

29th March 2016, Comments 0 comments

Tourist sector employed 16.2% of all Spaniards in 2015.

TOURISM accounted for 16.2% of all Spanish jobs in 2015, a new study has shown.

A substantial 937,500 jobs in Spain were directly linked to tourism last year, 5.2% of the overall number, according to The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

When jobs indirectly linked to tourism are included, such as hotel suppliers or airport catering, the figure reaches 2.9 million.

The WTTC predicts the overall number will rise by 2.4% in 2016 to 2,970,500 jobs.

 

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