1. Tourism creates a great number of jobs in Europe
The tourism industry plays an extremely important role in Europe. It contributes almost 550 billion euros to the EU’s gross domestic product and provides 11.4 million people with employment. If you also count the indirect and induced jobs, tourism actually provides 26.6 million jobs. According to forecasts that figure will continue to rise, and tourism could create 4.2 million new jobs by 2027 if the political framework is right. It is a solid and crisis-resistant sector with major corporations such as TUI as well as many SMEs and family-run businesses.