“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.

Upcoming events

1 September 2018 - 31 October 2018 Regional Statistics Capacity Building Programme - Second Workshop - Algiers - Algeria

Latest news

Press Release
02 Mar 18
Credible Sustainable Tourism Measurement for Improved Decision-Making
Making tourism statistics a strategic value proposition for Member states is a priority for UNWTO. The Measuring Sustainable Tourism initiative is a response to persistent requests from member states...
Press Release
20 Feb 18
Botswana launches updated Tourism Satellite Account with the support of UNWTO
The project funded by Peace Parks Foundation, the implementing agency of the Kavango Zambezi Trans-Frontier Conservation Area Programme (KAZA), funded by the German Development Bank, had four...
Press Release
27 Sep 17
World Tourism Day 2017 addresses the power of sustainable tourism for development
To advocate the potential of sustainable tourism as a tool for development. This is one of the goals of the World Tourism Day celebrations that are being conducted throughout the world. The Official...