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The tourism industry as a significant link in the European economy

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In the paper there is presented the tourism industry in relation to European economy. The attention was given to the European economy and its importance at the level of global economic system. The special emphasis was put on the tourism industry and its significant contribution to the European economy. Some data gathered from The World Travel and Tourism Organization and Eurostat was compiled to show and confirm the important role of the tourism industry in Europe. The data concern inter alia the receipts and expenditure made by Europeans for various tourist purposes, as well as the contribution of tourism industry to the European economy on the basis of the share in GDP in years 2013-2015.
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  • Faculty of Management, Czestochowa University of Technology, Czestochowa, Poland
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