From The Report: Cote d'Ivoire 2013
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Following a period of minimal activity due to political unrest, Côte d’Ivoire’s tourism sector is now showing signs of recovery. According to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), in 2012, the travel and tourism industry directly contributed CFA285.4bn (€428.1m), or 2.4% to GDP, with the figure set to rise by 3.6% to CFA295.6bn (€443.4m) in 2013. By 2014, growth in direct and total contributions to GDP is expected to average 5.2% per year until 2023, generating an estimated CFA488.6bn (€732.9m) and CFA963.5bn (€1.45bn) in 2023, based on constant 2012 prices. Meanwhile, direct and total jobs created in 2012 accounted for 2.1% and 4.2% of total employment, or 102,000 direct jobs and 208,500 total jobs, according to WTTC figures.