Income and Expenditure Accounts Technical Series
Government revenue attributable to tourism, 2011
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This study has presented updated estimates of government revenue attributable to tourism as well as estimates of the portions due to domestic tourism and tourism exports covering the years 2000 to 2011. These estimates show the importance of tourism exports (as well as domestic tourism) in terms of their contribution to government revenue. Not surprisingly, given the decline in tourism exports over the last few years, the export contribution to government revenue has also declined. The study finds, however, that international visitors continue to contribute more (per dollar of spending) than residents.