“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 - Algeria

Latest news

News
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...
News
20 Jun 18
DISCOUNT on the UNWTO-UOC Master course
Máster OMT-UOC en “Estrategia y Gestión Sostenible de los Destinos Turísticos” Edición 2018 ONLY AVAILABLE for SPANISH NATIVE SPEAKERS or SPANISH PROFICIENT USERS     La Organización...