The World Travel & Tourism Council has released a new report detailing the critical role the industry will have in the economic recovery in the Americas once the Covid-19 pandemic has passed.
In its annual Economic Impact Report, the trade body argued tourism accounted for 8.8 per cent of the total economy in the Americas last year.
Tourism was also responsible for approximately 45 million jobs, or 9.8 per cent of their total workforce, the report stated.
International visitor spend totalled $324 billion in the region, representing 7.3 per cent of all exports.
Gloria Guevara, WTTC chief executive, said: “Our