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Travel & Tourism

Economic Impact
Argentina
2011
%

Growth
Exports
GDP

Jobs
Investment
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Gabriele Burgio Deepak Ohri
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THE WORLD TRAVEL & TOURISM COUNCIL (WTTC), WHICH
IS THE BUSINESS LEADERS’ FORUM FOR TRAVEL & TOURISM,
HAS SPENT MORE THAN 20 YEARS DEVELOPING ITS ECONOMIC
IMPACT RESEARCH FOR THE BENEFIT OF PRIVATE AND PUBLIC
SECTOR DECISION-MAKERS. THIS COMPREHENSIVE RESEARCH
USES THE FRAMEWORK OF TOURISM SATELLITE ACCOUNTS.

Since full Tourism Satellite Accounts (TSAs) take considerable time and resources to develop,
WTTC produces its economic impact research annually for 181 countries to provide, on a
consistent basis, reliable and comparable information to assess Travel & Tourism’s current and
likely future contribution to economic activity and employment. Timeliness is one of the main
strengths of our research – so it can inform and help drive urgent policy and investment decisions
to support ongoing economic recovery and renewed job creation.

WTTC, in conjunction with its research partner Oxford Economics, has this year significantly enhanced its research
in order to make it of even greater value to Travel & Tourism decision-makers. We have refined our methodology
for estimating the direct economic contribution of Travel & Tourism to be fully consistent with the UN Statistics
Division-approved 2008 Tourism Satellite Account: Recommended Methodological Framework (TSA:RMF 2008).
While this has led to some changes in WTTC’s estimates of the size of the Travel & Tourism industry from those
in previous years’ reports, these changes mean that our findings are also consistent with the increasing number
of detailed TSAs being published by national statistical offices – and therefore even more useful in facilitating
benchmarking and comparisons of the economic contribution of Travel & Tourism across countries.
Our latest research confirms the recovery in Travel & Tourism in 2010, with the industry’s direct contribution
to global GDP increasing by 3.3%, to US$1,770 billion. During 2011, this recovery is forecast to strengthen
further– by 4.5% to US$1,850 billion, creating an additional 3 million direct industry jobs. Taking into account
its wider economic impacts, Travel & Tourism’s total economic contribution this year is expected to account for
US$5,987 billion, 9.1% of global GDP and 258 million jobs.
While economic growth going forward faces many challenges – as both governments and the private sector in
many developed economies seek to reduce their debts, and as the prices of oil and other commodities rise - the
Travel & Tourism industry is still expected to be one of the world’s fastest growing sectors. Emerging economies,
in particular, are expected to be increasingly important engines of such growth, boosting both international travel
and also generating increasingly vibrant domestic tourism sectors.
We are delighted that Travel & Tourism’s role as a key pillar of economic growth is being increasingly recognised
by governments in all regions of the world. This research clearly demonstrates the potential of Travel & Tourism
to drive global economic recovery and generate employment, helping to ensure sustainable development and the
alleviation of poverty by spreading the benefits more equitably across populations.

David Scowsill Geoffrey J W Kent


President & CEO Chairman, World Travel & Tourism Council and
World Travel & Tourism Council Chairman & CEO, Abercrombie & Kent
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CONTENTS
THE ECONOMIC IMPACT of TRAVEL & TOURISM

2011 Key Facts 3

Defining the Economic Contribution of Travel & Tourism 4

Travel & Tourism’s Contribution to GDP 5

Travel & Tourism’s Contribution to Employment 6

Visitor Exports 7

Different Components of Travel & Tourism 8

Country Rankings 2011 (Absolute Contribution) 9

Country Rankings 2011 (Relative Contribution) 10

Country Rankings 2011-2021 (10-year Real Growth per annum) 11

Summary Tables (Estimates and Forecasts) 12

Summary Tables (Economic Contribution of Travel & Tourism) 13-14

Glossary 15

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ARGENTINA

2011 KEY FACTS

Average real growth pa


2011-21
GDP: Direct Contribution
The direct contribution of Travel &Tourism to GDP is expected to be ARS63.2bn (4.0% of total 5.0%
GDP) in 2011, rising by 5.0% pa to ARS103.0bn (4.7%) in 2021 (in constant 2011 prices).

GDP: Total Contribution


The total contribution of Travel &Tourism to GDP, including its wider economic impacts, is forecast 4.9%
to rise by 4.9% pa from ARS174.7bn (11.0% of GDP) in 2011 to ARS282.3bn (13.0%) by 2021.

Employment: Direct Contribution


Travel & Tourism is expected to support directly 669,000 jobs (3.8% of total employment) in 2011, 3.5%
rising by 3.5% pa to 941,000 jobs (4.6%) by 2021.
Employment: Total Contribution
The total contribution of Travel & Tourism to employment, including jobs indirectly supported by 3.2%
the industry, is forecast to rise by 3.2% pa from 1,829,000 jobs (10.3% of total employment) in 2011
to 2,518,000 jobs (12.4%) by 2021.
Visitor Exports
Travel & Tourism visitor exports are expected to generate ARS25.1bn (7.1% of total exports) in 9.3%
2011, growing by 14.0% pa (in nominal terms) to ARS61.1bn (9.7%) in 2021.
Investment
Travel & Tourism investment is estimated at ARS25.0bn or 7.0% of total investment in 2011. It 5.8%
should rise by 5.8% pa to reach ARS44.1bn (or 8.4%) of total investment in 2021.

World ranking (out of 181 countries):


Relative importance of Travel & Tourism's total contribution to GDP
23 73 78
ABSOLUTE RELATIVE GROWTH
size contribution to national economy forecast

Breakdown of Travel & Tourism's Total Contribution to GDP and


Total Contribution of Travel & Tourism to GDP
Employment 2011
2011 ARSbn GDP (2011 ARSbn)
300
38

250
73
200

63 669 734 426


150
Employment ('000)

100

50

0
2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2021
Direct Indirect Induced
= Total contribution of Travel
& Tourism
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DEFINING THE ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTION OF
TRAVEL & TOURISM
Travel & Tourism is an important economic activity in most countries around the world. As well as its direct economic impact,
the industry has significant indirect and induced impacts. The UN Statistics Division-approved Tourism Satellite
Accounting methodology (TSA:RMF 2008) quantifies only the direct contribution of Travel & Tourism. But WTTC
recognises that Travel & Tourism's total contribution is much greater, and aims to capture its indirect and induced impacts
through its annual research.

Direct Contribution
The direct contribution of Travel & Tourism to GDP reflects the ‘internal’ spending on Travel & Tourism (total spending
within a particular country on Travel & Tourism by residents and non-residents for business and leisure purposes) as well as
government 'individual' spending - spending by government on Travel & Tourism services directly linked to visitors, such as
cultural (eg museums) or recreational (eg national parks).
The direct contribution of Travel & Tourism to GDP is calculated to be consistent with the output, as expressed in National
Accounting, of tourism-characteristic sectors such as hotels, airlines, airports, travel agents and leisure and recreation services
that deal directly with tourists.
The direct contribution of Travel & Tourism to GDP is calculated from total internal spending by ‘netting out’ the purchases
made by the different tourism sectors. This measure is consistent with the definition of Tourism GDP, specified in the 2008
Tourism Satellite Account: Recommended Methodological Framework (TSA: RMF 2008).
Total Contribution
The total contribution of Travel & Tourism includes its ‘wider impacts’ (ie the indirect and induced impacts) on the economy.
The ‘indirect’ contribution includes the GDP and jobs supported by:
• Travel & Tourism investment spending – an important aspect of both current and future activity that includes investment
activity such as the purchase of new aircraft and construction of new hotels;
• Government 'collective' spending, which helps Travel & Tourism activity in many different ways as it is made on behalf of
the ‘community at large’ – eg tourism marketing and promotion, aviation, administration, security services, resort area
security services, resort area sanitation services, etc;
• Domestic purchases of goods and services by the sectors dealing directly with tourists - including, for example, purchases of
food and cleaning services by hotels, of fuel and catering services by airlines, and IT services by travel agents.

The ‘induced’ contribution measures the GDP and jobs supported by the spending of those who are directly or indirectly
employed by the Travel & Tourism industry.

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO CHANGES IN METHODOLOGY BETWEEN 2010 AND 2011, IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO
COMPARE FIGURES PUBLISHED BY WTTC IN 2011 WITH THE SERIES PUBLISHED IN PREVIOUS YEARS

4
TRAVEL & TOURISM'S CONTRIBUTION TO GDP1
The direct contribution of Travel & Tourism to GDP is expected to be ARS63.2bn in 2011 (4.0% of
GDP). This primarily reflects the economic activity generated by industries such as hotels, travel agents,
airlines and other passenger transportation services (excluding commuter services). But it also includes, for
example, the activities of the restaurant and leisure industries directly supported by tourists.
The direct contribution of Travel & Tourism to GDP is expected to grow by 5.0% per annum (pa) to
ARS103.0bn (4.7% of GDP) by 2021.

Argentina: Direct Contribution of Travel & Tourism to GDP

Constant 2011 ARSbn % of whole economy GDP


120 5.0

4.5
100
4.0

3.5
80
3.0

60 2.5

2.0
40
1.5

1.0
20
0.5

0 0.0
2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2021 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2021

The total contribution of Travel & Tourism to GDP (including wider effects from investment, the supply
chain and induced income impacts, see page 2) is expected to be ARS174.7bn in 2011 (11.0% of GDP). It is
forecast to rise by 4.9% pa from ARS282.3bn by 2021 (13.0% of GDP).

Argentina: Total Contribution of Travel & Tourism to GDP

Constant 2011 ARSbn % of whole economy GDP


300 14.0

12.0
250

10.0
200

8.0
150
6.0

100
4.0

50 2.0

0 0.0
2011 2021 2011 2021

Direct Indirect Induced Direct Indirect Induced

1
All values are in constant 2011 prices & exchange rates

5
TRAVEL & TOURISM'S CONTRIBUTION TO
EMPLOYMENT
Travel & Tourism is expected to generate 669,000 jobs directly in 2011 (3.8% of total employment). This
includes employment by hotels, travel agents, airlines and other passenger transportation services
(excluding commuter services). It also includes, for example, the activities of the restaurant and leisure
industries directly supported by tourists.
By 2021, Travel & Tourism will account for 941,000 jobs directly, an increase of 272,000 (40.6%) over the
next ten years.

Argentina: Direct Contribution of Travel & Tourism to Employment

'000 % of whole economy employment


1,000 5.0
900 4.5
800 4.0

700 3.5

600 3.0

500 2.5

400 2.0

300 1.5

200 1.0

100 0.5

0.0
0
2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2021
2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2021

The total contribution of Travel & Tourism to employment (including wider effects from investment, the
supply chain and induced income impacts, see page 2) is expected to be 1,829,000 jobs in 2011 (10.3% of total
employment). By 2021, Travel & Tourism is forecast to support 2,518,000 jobs (12.4% of total employment),
an increase of 3.2% pa over the period.

Argentina: Total Contribution of Travel & Tourism to Employment

'000 % of whole economy employment


3,000 14.0

12.0
2,500

10.0
2,000

8.0
1,500
6.0

1,000
4.0

500 2.0

0 0.0
2011 2021 2011 2021

Direct Indirect Induced Direct Indirect Induced

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VISITOR EXPORTS1
Visitor exports are a key component of the direct contribution of Travel & Tourism. Argentina is expected to
attract 5,528,000 international tourist (overnight visitor) arrivals in 2011, generating ARS25.1bn in visitor
exports (foreign visitor spending, including spending on transportation).
By 2021, international tourist arrivals are forecast to total 10,301,000, an increase of 6.4% pa generating
expenditure of ARS61.1bn.

Argentina: Visitor Exports and International Tourist Arrivals

Constant 2011 ARSbn mn Foreign visitor exports as % of total exports

70 12 12.0

60 10 10.0

50
8 8.0
40
6 6.0
30
4 4.0
20
2.0
10 2

0.0
0 0
2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2021
2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2021

Foreign visitor exports (LHS) Foreign tourist arrivals (RHS)

INVESTMENT
Travel & Tourism is expected to attract capital investment of ARS25.0bn, rising by 5.8% pa to ARS44.1bn.

This means that Travel & Tourism’s share of total national investment will rise from 7.0% in 2011 to 8.4% in
2021.
Argentina: Capital Investment in Travel & Tourism

Constant 2011 ARSbn Travel & Tourism capital investment as % of whole


economy capital investment
50 9.0

45 8.0

40 7.0
35
6.0
30
5.0
25
4.0
20
3.0
15

10 2.0

5 1.0

0 0.0
2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2021 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2021

1
All values are in constant 2011 prices & exchange rates

7
DIFFERENT COMPONENTS OF TRAVEL & TOURISM1

Argentina: Travel & Tourism's Direct Contribution to GDP -


Business vs Leisure, 2011
Leisure travel spending (inbound and domestic) is
expected to generate 69.6% of direct Travel &
Tourism GDP in 2011 compared with 30.4% for
business travel spending.

Leisure travel spending is expected to total


ARS79.3bn in 2011, rising to ARS134.3bn in
2021.
Business travel spending is expected to total
ARS34.6bn in 2011, rising to ARS51.9bn in
2021.

Leisure spending 69.6% Business spending 30.4%

Argentina: Travel & Tourism's Direct Contribution to GDP -


Domestic vs Foreign, 2011
Domestic travel spending is expected to generate
78.0% of direct Travel & Tourism GDP in 2011
compared with 22.0% for visitor exports. (ie
foreign visitor spending or international tourism
receipts).

Domestic travel spending is expected to total


ARS88.8bn in 2011, rising to ARS125.2bn in
2021.
Visitor exports are expected to total ARS25.1bn
in 2011, rising to ARS61.1bn in 2021.

Foreign visitor spending 22.0% Domestic spending 78.0%

Argentina: Breakdown of Travel & Tourism's Total


Contribution to GDP, 2011

The Travel & Tourism industry contributes to


a
GDP and employment in many ways as detailed
on page 2.

b The total contribution of Travel & Tourism


Direct 36.2%
to GDP is nearly three times greater than its
Indirect 42.1%
c
direct contribution.
Induced 21.8%

Indirect is the sum of:


a) Supply chain: 27.3%
b) Investment: 11.9%
c) Government collective: 2.9%

1
All values are in constant 2011 prices & exchange rates

8
COUNTRY RANKINGS, 2011
WTTC League Table Extract: Absolute Contribution

Travel & Tourism's Direct Contribution to GDP Travel & Tourism's Total Contribution to GDP
2011 2011
(US$bn) (US$bn)
6 Brazil 68.02 6 Brazil 187.26
7 Mexico 65.17 11 Mexico 136.46
25 Argentina 15.75 World Average 47.43
World Average 15.68 23 Argentina 43.57
35 Venezuela 9.27 34 Venezuela 24.47
41 Chile 6.79 40 Chile 18.67
42 Peru 6.55 45 Peru 15.94
71 Cuba 2.01 64 Cuba 7.86
73 Costa Rica 1.84 74 Costa Rica 4.67
83 Guatemala 1.33 85 Guatemala 3.49
86 Ecuador 1.21 87 Ecuador 3.32

Travel & Tourism's Direct Travel & Tourism's Total


Contribution to Employment 2011 Contribution to Employment 2011
('000) ('000)
4 Mexico 3253.7 5 Brazil 8153.6
6 Brazil 2825.9 6 Mexico 6630.1
World Average 795.6 World Average 2002.3
22 Argentina 668.8 24 Argentina 1829.0
33 Peru 411.1 33 Peru 1143.2
34 Venezuela 402.2 35 Venezuela 1036.9
55 Chile 209.0 50 Chile 559.3
66 Cuba 135.6 52 Cuba 526.4
68 Guatemala 133.1 68 Guatemala 354.6
77 Costa Rica 97.8 76 Ecuador 263.7
78 Ecuador 96.0 80 Costa Rica 247.1

Travel & Tourism Investment Visitor Exports


2011 2011
(US$bn) (US$bn)
5 Brazil 24.90 19 Mexico 16.19
11 Mexico 14.08 42 Brazil 6.58
22 Argentina 6.23 World Average 6.44
32 Chile 3.88 43 Argentina 6.25
World Average 3.60 58 Chile 3.06
41 Venezuela 2.23 59 Peru 2.98
43 Peru 2.07 64 Cuba 2.66
62 Cuba 0.95 71 Costa Rica 2.12
73 Ecuador 0.60 95 Guatemala 1.00
85 Guatemala 0.43 101 Venezuela 0.84
92 Costa Rica 0.32 102 Ecuador 0.76

The tables on pages 9-11 provide provide brief extracts from the full WTTC Country League Table Rankings,
highlighting comparisons with competing destinations as well as with the world average. The competing destinations
selected are those that offer a similar tourism product and compete for tourists from the same set of origin markets.
These tend to be, but are not exclusively, geographical neighbours.

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COUNTRY RANKINGS, 2011
WTTC League Table Extract: Relative Contribution

Travel & Tourism's Direct Contribution to GDP Travel & Tourism's Total Contribution to GDP
2011 2011
% share % share
38 Mexico 6.19 World Average 13.87
World Average 5.12 58 Mexico 12.96
55 Costa Rica 5.06 60 Costa Rica 12.81
69 Peru 4.26 73 Argentina 11.04
71 Argentina 3.99 75 Cuba 10.63
75 Venezuela 3.86 76 Peru 10.36
89 Brazil 3.31 79 Venezuela 10.18
98 Guatemala 3.07 85 Brazil 9.11
99 Chile 3.07 93 Chile 8.44
109 Cuba 2.72 99 Guatemala 8.04
144 Ecuador 1.92 144 Ecuador 5.25

Travel & Tourism's Direct Travel & Tourism's Total


Contribution to Employment 2011 Contribution to Employment 2011
% share % share
30 Mexico 7.3 45 Mexico 14.8
World Average 5.2 World Average 13.6
58 Costa Rica 4.7 61 Costa Rica 11.9
73 Argentina 3.8 72 Argentina 10.3
82 Venezuela 3.4 78 Cuba 9.8
89 Peru 3.1 84 Peru 8.8
96 Chile 3.0 85 Venezuela 8.7
103 Brazil 2.9 90 Brazil 8.3
110 Guatemala 2.7 95 Chile 8.0
120 Cuba 2.5 105 Guatemala 7.2
151 Ecuador 1.7 154 Ecuador 4.7

Travel & Tourism Investment Visitor Exports


Contribution to Capital Investment 2011 Contribution to Exports 2011
% share % share
25 Cuba 14.54 52 Cuba 18.53
World Average 8.27 64 Costa Rica 14.38
62 Chile 7.77 91 Guatemala 9.22
70 Argentina 7.02 101 Peru 7.13
75 Guatemala 6.59 104 Argentina 7.02
77 Mexico 6.46 World Average 5.75
83 Brazil 5.83 115 Mexico 5.35
86 Venezuela 5.65 134 Ecuador 3.53
87 Peru 5.63 135 Chile 3.51
117 Costa Rica 4.30 149 Brazil 2.89
129 Ecuador 3.75 168 Venezuela 1.13

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COUNTRY RANKINGS, 2011 - 2021
WTTC League Table Extract: 10-year Real Growth per annum

Travel & Tourism's Direct Contribution to GDP Travel & Tourism's Total Contribution to GDP
2011 - 2021 2011 - 2021
(10-year real growth % pa) (10-year real growth % pa)
51 Peru 5.6 56 Peru 5.4
78 Argentina 5.0 62 Cuba 5.3
80 Cuba 5.0 78 Argentina 4.9
82 Costa Rica 4.9 81 Ecuador 4.9
84 Ecuador 4.9 89 Costa Rica 4.7
87 Brazil 4.8 97 Brazil 4.5
95 Mexico 4.6 101 Chile 4.4
99 Chile 4.6 111 Mexico 4.3
World Average 4.4 World Average 4.1
142 Guatemala 3.5 136 Guatemala 3.4
154 Venezuela 3.0 140 Venezuela 3.3

Travel & Tourism's Direct Travel & Tourism's Total


Contribution to Employment 2011 - 2021 Contribution to Employment 2011 - 2021
(10-year real growth % pa) (10-year real growth % pa)
29 Guatemala 3.7 29 Guatemala 3.7
34 Peru 3.6 39 Peru 3.3
36 Costa Rica 3.6 42 Costa Rica 3.3
38 Argentina 3.5 43 Ecuador 3.3
44 Ecuador 3.4 45 Argentina 3.2
86 Venezuela 2.4 69 Venezuela 2.6
90 Brazil 2.3 World Average 2.2
World Average 1.9 99 Cuba 2.0
117 Cuba 1.9 108 Brazil 1.8
123 Chile 1.7 131 Chile 1.4
143 Mexico 1.3 140 Mexico 1.1

Travel & Tourism Investment Visitor Exports


2011 - 2021 2011 - 2021
(10-year real growth % pa) (10-year real growth % pa)
29 Brazil 6.5 1 Brazil 11.9
36 Venezuela 6.3 3 Argentina 9.3
41 Chile 6.1 11 Peru 7.7
49 Argentina 5.8 36 Venezuela 6.3
54 Mexico 5.7 49 Chile 6.0
63 Costa Rica 5.5 51 Ecuador 5.9
World Average 5.4 54 Mexico 5.8
68 Peru 5.3 69 Cuba 5.5
75 Cuba 5.0 82 Costa Rica 5.0
82 Ecuador 4.9 World Average 4.3
148 Guatemala 2.9 157 Guatemala 2.5

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SUMMARY TABLES
ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS
2011 2021
1 2
ARGENTINA ARSbn % of total Growth ARSbn 1 % of total Growth3
Direct contribution to GDP 63.2 4.0 6.0 103.0 4.7 5.0
Total contribution to GDP 174.7 11.0 6.0 282.3 13.0 4.9
4
Direct contribution to employment 669 3.8 4.2 941 4.6 3.5
4
Total contribution to employment 1,829 10.3 4.1 2,518 12.4 3.2
Visitor exports 25.1 7.1 16.2 61.1 9.7 9.3
Domestic spending 88.0 5.6 3.3 124.2 5.7 3.5
Leisure spending 79.3 5.0 6.9 134.3 6.2 5.4
Business spending 34.6 2.2 3.8 51.9 2.4 4.2
Capital investment 25.0 7.0 6.2 44.1 8.4 5.8
1 2 3 4
2011 constant prices & exchange rates; 2011 real growth adjusted for inflation (%); 2011-2021 annualised real growth adjusted for inflation (%); '000 jobs

2011 2021
1
AMERICAS US$bn % of total Growth2 US$bn 1
% of total Growth3
Direct contribution to GDP 629.3 2.9 5.5 923.9 3.1 3.9
Total contribution to GDP 1,947.9 8.8 3.6 2,762.4 9.2 3.5
4
Direct contribution to employment 15,811 3.8 3.1 19,239 4.0 2.0
4
Total contribution to employment 40,738 9.8 2.8 49,149 10.2 1.9
Visitor exports 267.6 7.3 5.9 412.7 5.5 4.3
Domestic spending 1,027.2 4.7 4.6 1,496.2 5.0 3.8
Leisure spending 1,010.4 4.6 3.9 1,499.5 5.0 4.0
Business spending 306.9 1.4 7.8 440.4 1.5 3.6
Capital investment 207.7 5.4 3.1 340.2 5.9 5.0
1 2 3 4
2011 constant prices & exchange rates; 2011 real growth adjusted for inflation (%); 2011-2021 annualised real growth adjusted for inflation (%); '000 jobs

2011 2021
1
Growth2
1
WORLDWIDE US$bn % of total US$bn % of total Growth3
Direct contribution to GDP 1,850 2.8 4.5 2,861 2.9 4.2
Total contribution to GDP 5,991.9 9.1 3.9 9,226.9 9.6 4.2
4
Direct contribution to employment 99,048 3.4 3.0 120,427 3.6 2.0
4
Total contribution to employment 258,592 8.8 3.2 323,826 9.7 2.3
Visitor exports 1,163 5.7 5.5 1,789 4.7 4.3
Domestic spending 2,637 4.0 3.8 4,128 4.3 4.3
Leisure spending 2,963 4.5 3.8 4,604 4.7 4.3
Business spending 899 1.4 6.1 1,402 1.5 4.3
Capital investment 651 4.5 4.6 1,124 4.6 5.4
1 2 3 4
2011 constant prices & exchange rates; 2011 real growth adjusted for inflation (%); 2011-2021 annualised real growth adjusted for inflation (%); '000 jobs

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THE ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTION OF
TRAVEL & TOURISM

ARGENTINA
(ARSbn, nominal prices) 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011E 2021F
1. Visitor exports 9.3 11.9 15.4 16.7 16.6 19.8 25.1 92.5

2. Domestic expenditure 35.4 42.4 51.4 60.4 66.4 78.2 88.0 188.2

3. Internal tourism consumption 45.0 54.6 67.2 77.4 83.6 98.6 113.8 282.3
(= 1 + 2 + government individual spending)

4. Purchases by tourism providers, -20.0 -24.2 -30.0 -34.7 -37.0 -43.9 -50.7 -126.2
including imported goods (supply chain)
5. Direct contribution of Travel & Tourism to GDP
(= 3 + 4) 25.0 30.3 37.2 42.7 46.5 54.7 63.2 156.1

Other final impacts (indirect & induced)


6. Domestic supply chain 19.1 23.1 28.4 32.6 35.5 41.7 48.2 119.1

7. Capital investment 6.7 10.6 14.8 18.9 18.4 21.6 25.0 66.8

8. Government collective spending 1.3 1.7 2.2 2.9 3.7 4.5 5.1 10.4

9. Imported goods from indirect -1.1 -1.6 -2.2 -3.3 -2.9 -4.2 -4.8 -13.8
spending

10. Induced 14.0 17.7 21.9 25.5 28.7 32.8 38.0 89.3

11. Total contribution of Travel & 65.0 81.8 102.4 119.3 129.9 151.1 174.7 427.9
Tourism to GDP
(= 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10)

Employment impacts ('000)


12. Direct contribution of Travel & 677.5 696.9 711.2 653.3 645.6 641.9 668.8 940.6
Tourism to employment

13. Total contribution of Travel & 1,771.4 1,881.0 1,948.4 1,808.9 1,790.8 1,756.6 1,829.0 2,518.2
Tourism to employment

Other indicators
14. Expenditure on outbound travel 10.3 12.3 15.7 18.7 21.4 24.6 28.7 85.8

15. International tourist (overnight 3,823 4,173 4,562 4,665 4,170 5,088 5,528 10,301
visitor) arrivals ('000)

*Concepts shown in this table align with the standard table totals as described in the 2008 Tourism Satellite Account: Recommended
Methodological Framework (TSA: RMF 2008) developed by the United Nations Statistical Division (UNSD), the Statistical Office
of the European Communities (EUROSTAT), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the World
Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Historical data for concepts has been benchmarked to match reported TSA data where available.

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THE ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTION OF
TRAVEL & TOURISM

ARGENTINA
1 2
GROWTH (%) 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011E 2021F
1. Visitor exports 10.2 12.6 13.5 -9.4 -9.3 5.9 16.2 9.3

2. Domestic expenditure 27.9 5.4 6.3 -1.5 0.0 4.7 3.3 3.5

3. Internal tourism consumption 23.7 6.9 7.9 -3.3 -1.9 5.0 5.9 5.0
(= 1 + 2 + government individual spending)

4. Purchases by tourism providers, 23.7 6.7 8.2 -2.9 -3.4 5.1 5.8 5.0
including imported goods (supply chain)
5. Travel & Tourism's direct contribution to GDP
(= 3 + 4) 23.7 6.9 7.6 -3.7 -1.0 4.5 6.0 5.0

Other final impacts (indirect & induced)


6. Domestic supply chain 23.7 6.9 7.6 -3.7 -1.0 4.6 6.0 5.0

7. Capital investment 37.0 38.9 22.7 7.0 -11.5 4.5 6.2 5.8

8. Government collective spending 17.4 13.6 13.7 11.3 14.3 8.4 2.9 3.1

9. Imported goods from indirect -32.3 23.4 21.1 28.2 -21.0 29.6 3.5 6.7
spending

10. Induced 26.6 10.8 8.8 -2.5 2.4 1.8 6.3 4.5

11. Total contribution of Travel & 27.3 10.9 9.7 -2.2 -1.0 3.5 6.0 4.9
Tourism to GDP
(= 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10)

Employment impacts
12. Direct contribution of Travel & 17.4 2.9 2.1 -8.1 -1.2 -0.6 4.2 3.5
Tourism to employment

13. Total contribution of Travel & 20.4 6.2 3.6 -7.2 -1.0 -1.9 4.1 3.2
Tourism to employment

Other indicators
14. Expenditure on outbound travel 1.2 5.3 11.4 0.4 3.6 2.3 7.1 7.0

15. International tourist (overnight 10.6 9.2 9.3 2.3 -10.6 22.0 8.6 6.4
visitor) arrivals

1 2
2005-2011 real annual growth adjusted for inflation (%); 2011-2021 annualised real growth adjusted for inflation (%)

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GLOSSARY
Key Definitions
Travel & Tourism – relates to the activity of travellers Internal tourism consumption – total revenue
on trips outside their usual environment with a generated within a country by industries that deal
duration of less than one year. Economic activity directly with tourists including visitor exports, domestic
related to all aspects of such trips is measured within spending and government individual spending. This
the research. does not include spending abroad by residents. This is
consistent with total internal tourism expenditure in
Direct contribution to GDP – GDP generated by
table 4 of the TSA: RMF 2008.
industries that deal directly with tourists, including
hotels, travel agents, airlines and other passenger Business Travel & Tourism spending – spending
transport services, as well as the activities of restaurant on business travel within a country by residents and
and leisure industries that deal directly with tourists. It international visitors.
is equivalent to total internal Travel & Tourism spending
Leisure Travel & Tourism spending – spending
(see below) within a country less the purchases made
on leisure travel within a country by residents and
by those industries (including imports). In terms of
international visitors.
the UN’s Tourism Satellite Account methodology it is
consistent with total GDP calculated in table 6 of the
TSA: RMF 2008. Indirect and Induced Impacts
Direct contribution to employment – the number Indirect contribution – the contribution to GDP and
of direct jobs within the Travel & Tourism industry. This jobs of the following three factors:
is consistent with total employment calculated in table 7
• Capital investment – includes capital investment
of the TSA: RMF 2008.
spending by all sectors directly involved in the Travel
Total contribution to GDP – GDP generated directly & Tourism industry. This also constitutes investment
by the Travel & Tourism industry plus its indirect and spending by other industries on specific tourism assets
induced impacts (see below). such as new visitor accommodation and passenger
transport equipment, as well as restaurants and leisure
Total contribution to employment – the number
facilities for specific tourism use. This is consistent
of jobs generated directly in the Travel & Tourism
with total tourism gross fixed capital formation in
industry plus the indirect and induced contributions
table 8 of the TSA: RMF 2008.
(see below).
• Government collective spending – general government
spending in support of general tourism activity. This
Direct Spending Impacts can include national as well as regional and local
government spending. For example, it includes tourism
Visitor exports – spending within the country by
promotion, visitor information services, administrative
international tourists for both business and leisure trips,
services and other public services. This is consistent
including spending on transport. This is consistent with
with total collective tourism consumption in table 9 of
total inbound tourism expenditure in table 1 of the TSA:
TSA: RMF 2008.
RMF 2008.
• Supply-chain effects – purchases of domestic goods
Domestic Travel & Tourism spending – spending
and services directly by different sectors of the Travel &
within a country by that country’s residents for both
Tourism industry as inputs to their final tourism output.
business and leisure trips. Multi-use consumer durables
are not included since they are not purchased solely for Induced contribution – the broader contribution to
tourism purposes. This is consistent with total domestic GDP and employment of spending by those who are
tourism expenditure in table 2 of the TSA: RMF 2008. directly or indirectly employed by Travel & Tourism.
Outbound spending by residents abroad is not included
here, but is separately identified according to the TSA:
RMF 2008 (see below).
Other Indicators
Outbound expenditure – spending outside the
Government individual spending – government
country by residents on all trips abroad. This is fully
spending on individual non-market services for which
aligned with total outbound tourism expenditure in
beneficiaries can be separately identified. These social
table 3 of the TSA: RMF 2008.
transfers are directly comparable to consumer spending
and, in certain cases, may represent public provision of Foreign visitor arrivals – the number of arrivals
consumer services. For example, it includes provision of of foreign visitors, including same-day and overnight
services in national parks and museums. visitors (tourists) to the country. 15
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