Moving more than one billion people across international borders each year, international tourism today accounts for 9% of global GDP and one in every 11 jobs on the planet.Behind the impressive numbers are all the chefs, innkeepers, artisans, taxi drivers, shopkeepers, bakers, guides, and millions of others who make up the bulk of the tourism sector, which for many represents a vital opportunity for a better life.

Download UNWTO’s Tourism Stories – How tourism enriched my life, to learn more about the people working in tourism, and how this has contributed to improving their lives and the welfare of their communities.

Video produced for UNWTO by Darley Newman and DCN Crative, LLC, for on the occasion of World Tourism Day 2014 (

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