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LET’S DISCUSS ABOUT SOME DATA, TAKEN FROM THE ARTICLE “GENDER TOURISM 2018 DATA AND OPINIONS” • Travel & Tourism’s contribution to world GDP raised to a total of 10.2% of world GDP (US$7.6 trillion). • The sector now supports 292 million people in employment (directly and indirectly) • Women are the most: the total number of women working in the industry is probably around 60% and may actually be underrepresented in these numbers. • Women are paid less: earnings for women are on average 17 percent below those of men (for women of colour, immigrant women and mothers, the gap widens) • By restricting the economic gender gap, as much as $28 trillion, or 26 percent, could be added to global annual GDP by 2025. • 69% of travelers plan to reach new experiences by living like a local: the development of non-traditional tourism and small-scale tourism as opposed to large scale mainstream tourism is on the rise • Where tourism has been used to empower a community, women have been the key for success.