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“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.”
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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|Tue 26 Jan 2016||Sixteenth meeting - Committee on Statistics and the Tourism Satellite Account - Tbilisi - Georgia|
|Mon 30 Nov 2015||Regional Workshop on "Tourism Satellite Accounts" - Almaty - Kazakhstan|
|Wed 18 Nov 2015||4th International Conference on Sub-National Measurement and Economic Analysis of Tourism: Towards a Set of UNWTO Guidelines - MOVE2015 - San Juan - Puerto Rico|
|Sun 26 Jul 2015||60th World Statistics Congress – ISI2015 - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil|
|Tue 30 Jun 2015||The 5th Conference of the International Association for Tourism Economics - Hong Kong - Hong Kong S.A.R., China|
|Tue 13 Jan 2015||Fifteenth meeting - Committee on Statistics and the Tourism Satellite Account - Madrid - Spain|
18 Jan 16
International tourist arrivals up 4% reach a record 1.2 billion in 2015
2015 marks the 6th consecutive year of above-average growth, with international arrivals increasing by 4% or more every year since the post-crisis year of 2010. “International tourism reached new...
14 Jan 16
Visa Openness levels continue to progress
On average, 18% of the world’s population was able to travel to a destination without a visa in 2015, while another 15% could receive a visa on arrival and 6% was able to obtain eVisas. Overall,...
29 Oct 15
International tourist arrivals up 4% driven by strong results in Europe
Europe, the world’s most visited regional destination, recorded a robust 5% increase in international tourist arrivals, the highest across all regions and a notable result for a rather mature region...