“Official statistics provide an indispensable element in the information system of a democratic society, serving the government, the economy and the public with data about the economic, demographic, social and environmental situation.”

Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics

The UNWTO Statistics and Tourism Satellite Account Programme is committed to developing tourism measurement for furthering knowledge of the sector, monitoring progress, evaluating impact, promoting results-focused management, and highlighting strategic issues for policy objectives. 

The programme works towards advancing the methodological frameworks for measuring tourism and expanding its analytical potential, designs practical guidance for their implementation in countries, supports statistical strengthening in countries through capacity building, and compiles and disseminates tourism statistics of countries all over the world. For more information, see About us.

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23 Jul 18
UNWTO TedQual Certification - Centro de Formación en Turismo (CENFOTUR)
  The UNWTO.TedQual Programme is pleased to announce that the following Tourism Education programmes at the CENFOTUR have been awarded the UNWTO.TedQual Certification:  ...
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29 Jun 18
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES - UNWTO.Themis
UNWTO.Themis Foundation is looking for 2 Spanish-speaking facilitators for the UNWTO Course in Argentina on “UNWTO.QUEST: Tourism Governance for local developlement", to be held from 17 to 21...
Press Release
25 Jun 18
International Tourism exceeds expectations in the first months of 2018
“International tourism continues to show significant growth worldwide, and this translates into job creation in many economies. This growth reminds us of the need to increase our capacity to develop...