“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

27 September 2018 - 29 September 2018 Regional Statistics Capacity Building Programme - Second Workshop - Algiers - Algeria

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25 May 18
LAST DAYS TO REGISTER - Postgraduate Diploma in Mountain Destination Management
Application Deadline: 31st May 2018   Don’t lose the opportunity to gain a degree in mountain destination management and improve your professional experience in the tourism sector!  ...
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23 Apr 18
Strong outbound tourism demand from both traditional and emerging markets in 2017
All top 25 source markets reported higher spending on international tourism in 2017, as highlighted in the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. China consolidated its leadership as the biggest...
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23 Mar 18
Methodological Notes to the Tourism Statistics Database - 2018 edition
The Methodological Notes to the Tourism Statistics Database (2018 Edition) includes conceptual references and technical notes for a better understanding and application of UNWTO statistics...