World Tourism Day: An infographic 'tour' across the globe

Here is a look at how tourism contributes to GDPs of countries across the world and other such global statistics

World tourism day came into being during the third session of UNWTO General Assembly in 1979.

World tourism day came into being during the third session of UNWTO General Assembly in 1979. (WION)

According to world tourism and travel council, tourism sector contributes $55.7 billion to the world GDP.

According to world tourism and travel council, tourism sector contributes $55.7 billion to the world GDP. (WION)

At present, China is the top spender in international tourism.

At present, China is the top spender in international tourism. (WION)

The tourism sector has a huge potential in creating jobs and thus enabling countries to achieve their sustainable development goals as well.

The tourism sector has a huge potential in creating jobs and thus enabling countries to achieve their sustainable development goals as well. (WION)

In 2015, 271 cases were registered in India against foreign tourists. Most cases are registered in Maharashtra followed by Uttar Pradesh and Goa.

In 2015, 271 cases were registered in India against foreign tourists. Most cases are registered in Maharashtra followed by Uttar Pradesh and Goa. (WION)

India ranks 12th in the world in terms of contributions to the tourism industry in the GDP.

India ranks 12th in the world in terms of contributions to the tourism industry in the GDP. (WION)