Tourists spent a total of DKK 128.0 billion in Denmark in 2017, of which DKK 54.8 billion – or 43% of total tourism spend – came from inbound tourists, representing 4.6% of Danish exports. Including indirect effects, tourism GVA generated by tourist spending represented 4.2% of the Danish economy. Of this, the direct contribution of tourism to the economy amounted to 2.4% GVA. The effect on employment from tourist spending was 161 000 full-time jobs. In 2017 there were 257 000 jobs in tourism industries, equivalent to 8.8% of total employment in Denmark. Travel exports accounted for 11.6% of total service exports in 2018.