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The Travel & Tourism industry in China is substantially bigger than automotive manufacturing and supports almost as many jobs as the mining sector. This is according to new research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) sponsored by American Express, released during a speech by WTTC’s President & CEO, David Scowsill, at the ‘International Tourism Industry Expo’ in Guaangdong, China.
Travel & Tourism’s total contribution to GDP in China was around 9% of total GDP. This compares to 8% for automotive manufacturing, 7% for education and 5% for communications services.