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The $100,000-a-night hotel room and other mind-blowing travel facts

Love Exploring Logo By Karlina Valeiko of Love Exploring | Slide 1 of 41: The travel and tourism industry is one of the largest in the world. It's worth about $1.7 trillion (£1.3tn), which is around 2% of the global gross domestic product (GDP). According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), more people than ever – 1.4 billion – traveled internationally for their holidays in 2018. So as global tourism hits record highs, we take a look at some of the most surprising data that illustrates the scale of modern-day travel.

The incredible scale of modern-day travel

The travel and tourism industry is one of the largest in the world. It's worth about $1.7 trillion, which is around 2% of the global gross domestic product (GDP). According to the World Tourism Organization, more people than ever — 1.4 billion — traveled internationally for their holidays in 2018. So as global tourism hits record highs, we take a look at some of the most surprising data that illustrates the scale of modern-day travel.

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