The Numbers Behind the Travel Industry

| September 5, 2011 | 4 Comments

This one’s just for the giggles, folks! Did you ever wonder how much bacon tourists eat each year? Or how much urine gets slyly excreted into hotel pools around the world? Check out the infographic below to see the results. UK-based package holiday search engine TravelMatch scoured the archives to pick out some of the more obscure data kicking around the industry. Courtesy of such prestigious organisations as the WTTC, UNWTO, CNN and, err, San Diego Zoo—here are The Numbers Behind the Travel Industry: Pigs, Planes & Urine.

infographic The Numbers Behind the Travel IndustryIf the numbers seem a bit staggering, just remember: your upcoming holiday in 2012 is part of a massive global tradition that sees millions take off to incredible destinations around the globe. Enjoy your adventure!


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For nearly ten years now, Daniel of Two Go Round-The-World has explored how travel captures our imagination and engages our deepest emotions. One half of the duo that maintains the widely read Two Go Round-The-World blog, Daniel treats his subjects not only as works of art but also as symbols of the cultural and political forces that inspire them. Check him out on Google+.

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  1. The randomness of the stats they chose to look at is pretty funny. I love fun facts- thanks for sharing.

  2. Lash says:


    Hi Daniel and Kathryn.

    Just discovered your blog today via this post on Fb. Interesting stats! I especially like the 99 Million people working the travel industry- 10% of the human population! wowie. that’s great.
    also like the huge number of holiday days/year.
    Afterall, life should be enjoyed! cheers, Lash

  3. Anji says:


    This is quite funny! Was very shocked at the peeing the pool fact and the empty flight seats!


  4. These are great infographics! They should definitely generate some buzz.

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