Terrorism fears up the stakes for tourism as Europe travel falls 'off a cliff'
Paris. Nice. Brussels. Orlando. Istanbul. Venezuela. Brazil. Baton Rouge. Dallas. The list of places around the world touched by terrorism, violence, rising crime rates and health alerts continues to grow, along with the impact on the travel and tourism industry. In 2015, the sector contributed an estimated $7.2 trillion to the world's economic output and supported more than 284 million jobs worldwide, according the World Travel & Tourism Council. The 73.4 million Americans who traveled abroad in 2015 (up almost 8 percent from the year before) helped boost those numbers.