马尼拉 - 根据代表私营旅游业的全球机构的一项研究,旅游业是2018年菲律宾最大的部门,占全国国内生产总值的24.7%。

"Travel & Tourism’s contribution to employment during 2018 was 26.4 percent, ahead of both Retail and Construction, at 20.4 percent and 15.7 percent respectively, and only just behind Agriculture (31.1 percent)," the World 旅行 & Tourism Council (WTTC) said in a report dated September 5 and released on Saturday, citing its own "benchmark" research.

"该 report, sponsored by American Express, reveals that in the Philippines, of the sectors studied, 旅行 & Tourism is the largest sector in terms of GDP contribution, making up almost a quarter of country’s total GDP, ahead of Financial services (15.4 percent), Agriculture (14.8 percent) and Retail (14.8 percent)," it added.

该研究称,该部门在2018年为该国经济贡献了820亿美元。

"该 industry has experienced incredible growth over the last nine years and WTTC commends the Philippines government for recognizing the importance of 旅行 & Tourism as a driver of economic growth and for their strategy in spreading the benefits of the industry across the country,” said Gloria Guevara, president and CEO of WTTC.

来自wttc的“基准”研究将该行业的经济影响与26个国家和10个世界地区的农业,采矿,医疗,汽车制造,零售,金融服务,银行和建筑等其他八个关键领域进行了比较。

据Wttc称,该行业占2018年全球GDP总量的10.4%或约为0.8万亿美元。

在更广泛的范围内,旅游业对全球GDP的贡献比农业(7.7%)高1.4倍,比银行业(7.1%)和汽车制造业(6.8%)高1.5倍,比采矿业高6.0倍(6.0%) 。

旅游业也是“2018年增长最快的部门”,增长3.9%,领先汽车制造业(3.7%)和健康(3.3%),连续第八年高于全球经济增长率(3.2%)年。

wttc归因于中产阶级家庭数量的持续增长,全球消费支出的稳健增长,低失业率,安全威胁的持续反弹,货币贬值以及全球一些国家的签证放松,旅游业的强劲增长。

“As we know and is now reaffirmed by this Benchmarking Research, the 旅行 & Tourism sector is key for the country’s economy, underpinning much of spending and supporting millions of jobs," Guevara said. (PNA)