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May 1, 1999 ·  , World Tourism Organisation

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Published in the World Tourism Organisation
(May 1999)

  • Of 3.5 million websites, 23,000 have already been detected as advocating sex with children. Some 17 million children have access to the Internet at home (Parry Aftab, chief of the group Innocence in Danger’s U.S National Action Committee, CNN, June 15, 99)

  • The number of people travelling internationally is expected to increase from 612 million in 1997 to about1.6 billion by the year 2020. Revenue from international tourism will rise from $443 billion in 1997 to more than $2 trillion by 2020. Industry group site research showing that in 2000, travel and tourism will generate, directly and indirectly, 11.7 percent of global GDP and nearly 200 million jobs.

(World Tourism Organisation)

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