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Accounting and Statistics for Sustainable Tourism - Lunchtime Seminar

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New York
United States
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8 March 2017

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) organize this side-event on the occasion of 2017 as International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, and to underline that sustainable tourism is an important element of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as it relates to sustainable economic growth and decent employment. 

Within the context of the Statistical Commission this side event is intended to highlight the measurement issues of sustainable tourism and to provide further explanation to the report of UNWTO on tourism statistics (E/CN.3/2017/17). That report describes the planned development of a statistical framework for measuring sustainable tourism to support more integrated measurement and policy in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and also proposes the development of a compilation guide for the Tourism Satellite Accounts (TSA), and a technical note on linking the System of Environmental Economic Accounting (SEEA) and the TSA.

You can see more information about this side-event in the following webpage: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/statcom/48th-session/side-events/20170308-2L-accounting-and-statistics-for-sustainable-tourism/

More information on the activities and initiatives to advance sustainable tourism for development can be found at www.tourism4development2017.org.

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Regional Statistics Capacity Building Programme (2017 - 2019)

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Ministry of National Planning, Tourism and Handicrafts of Algeria are organizing jointly the Regional Statistics Capacity Building Programme (RSCBP) in Algiers, at the kind invitation of the Government of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria.

6th International Conference on Tourism Statistics: Measuring Sustainable Tourism

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Manila
Philippines
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The 6th International Conference on Tourism Statistics
21 June 2017 - 24 June 2017

This will be the sixth edition of the UNWTO International Conference on Tourism Statistics. Over the course of the previous five conferences in Ottawa (1990), Nice (1999), Vancouver (2001), Iguazu (2005) and Bali (2009), the core components of tourism statistics have been defined and established. These have been landmark events having decisively contributed to the establishment of key concepts, definitions, classifications and indicators which are nowadays viewed as the foundation of the System of Tourism Statistics.

UNWTO, with the support of UNSD, set up an initiative Towards a Statistical Framework for Measuring Sustainable Tourism (MST). It builds on and complements previous strategic projects of UNWTO which resulted in the United Nations approval of the Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) and the International Recommendations for Tourism Statistics (IRTS).

The Manila Conference is framed in the context of the MST initiative and aims to address the issue of the measurement of sustainable tourism in the framework of the 2017 United Nations International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.

More information on the website and registration will be available soon.

Measuring Sustainable Tourism (MST)

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Pilot studies and country experiences

Pilot studies and country experiences are divided into 3 sections. Click on the corresponding country/institution to view more information.

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Seventeenth meeting - Committee on Statistics and the Tourism Satellite Account

Location

UNWTO Headquarters Madrid
Spain
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Meeting Committee on Statistics and the Tourism Satellite Account, Madrid, Spain, 24-25 January 2017
24 January 2017 - 25 January 2017

The Seventeenth meeting of the Committee on Statistics and the Tourism Satellite Account was held, on 24-25 January 2017, in UNWTO Headquarters.

  • Towards a Statistical Framework for Measuring Sustainable Tourism (MST) (item for discussion):
    • Proceedings of the Meeting of the Working Group of Experts on Measuring Sustainable Tourism (doc) (ppt(agenda item 3.1)
    • Statistical framework for measuring sustainable tourism – Draft outline (doc) (ppt(agenda item 3.2)
    • Linking the accounting frameworks of the SEEA and the TSA – Draft outline for a Technical Note (doc) (ppt(agenda item 3.3)
    • Options for allocating environmental flows to tourism through integration of data from tourism and environmental-economic accounts (doc) (ppt(agenda item 3.4) 
    • Pilot studies' progress (agenda item 3.5):
    • Global Implementation of the SEEA (ppt(agenda item 3.6)
    • Global Assessment on Status of Tourism Statistics in countries (ppt(agenda item 3.6)
       
  • Measuring tourism at subnational levels (item for disucssion):
    • Tourism, territory and sustainability: a statistical insight at subnational levels (doc) (ppt(agenda item 5.1)
    • Note by the Chair of the Committee (doc(agenda item 5.2)
    • European Regions measuring sustainable tourism for effective policy making (NECSTouR) (ppt) (agenda item 5.3)
    • Operational framework for measuring sustainable tourism in destinations: the case of Santorini (ppt) (agenda item 5.4)
    • A we-based regional tourism satellite account information system - the case of Guangdong, China (ppt) (agenda item 5.5)
       
  • SDGs indicators
    • Draft response from the Committee to the IAEG on SDG indicators (doc(agenda item 6)
       
  • Programme of Work (item for discussion):
    • Report of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) on tourism statistics to UN Statistical Commission (doc(agenda item 7.1)
    • Possible way forward and priorities (agenda item 7.2):
      • Draft outline TSA Compilation Guide (doc) (ppt)
      • Proposed MST research program (doc) (ppt
         
  • Big Data: opportunities and challenges (item for information)
    • Lessons drwan by the Task Force Big Data (ppt) (agenda item 8.1)
    • Possible uses of Big Data in the compilation of National Accounts: The case of the Tourism Satellite Account of Mexico (ppt) (agenda item 8.2)  
       
  • Round table discussion on New Phenomena: "sharing economy" (item for information)
    • Private tourism services through digital platforms (doc) (ppt) (questionnaire: EnglishFrench and Spanish(agenda item 9.1)
    • ​Challenges for the accommodation statistics due to newly emerging booking platforms – the Vienna example (ppt(agenda item 9.2)
       
  • Presentations
    • Information tools for decision-making in Tourism for Peru (ppt) (agenda item 10.1)

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UNWTO & INRouTe workshop Subnational Tourism Measurement

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Venice
Italy
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UNWTO & INRouTe workshop Subnational Tourism Measurement, Venice, Italy, 22 November 2016
22 November 2016

The UNWTO & INRouTe workshop Subnational Tourism Measurement was held back to back to the 14th Global Forum on Tourism Statistics the afternoon of November 22nd 2016 in Venice, Italy.

This UNWTO & INRouTe event is organized by in2destination, hosted by CISET – Università CaFoscari, right before the OECD & EUROSTAT Global Forum on Tourism Statistics. See the agenda for the workshop.

This workshop marked the first occasion prior to a Global discussion to comment on the document recently submitted by INRouTe to UNWTO titled: “TOURISM, TERRITORY AND SUSTAINABILITY: A STATISTICAL INSIGHT AT SUBNATIONAL LEVELS – Toward a Set of UNWTO Guidelines”. This document (except the annexes) was circulated for a global discussion last November 2016. The annexes of the document can be consult in the following links:

TOURISM, TERRITORY AND SUSTAINABILITY: A STATISTICAL INSIGHT AT SUBNATIONAL LEVELS – Toward a Set of UNWTO Guidelines   Annexes:

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Preliminary Meeting of the Working Group of experts on Measuring Sustainable Tourism

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San Juan
Puerto Rico
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20 November 2015

This preliminary meeting of the Working Group of experts on Measuring Sustainable Tourism was held on 20 November 2015, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Countries experiences:

For more information about the Measuring Sustainable Tourism please visit the MST website.

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First Meeting of the Working Group of Experts on Measuring Sustainable Tourism

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UNWTO Headquarters Madrid
Spain
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Meeting on Measuring Sustainable Tourism, Madrid, Spain, 20-21 October 2016
20 October 2016 - 21 October 2016

The First Meeting of the Working Group of Experts on Measuring Sustainable Tourism was held, on 20-21 October 2016, in UNWTO Headquarters.


 

Discussion papers:

  1. Framing Sustainable Tourism
  2. Applying and integrating the TSA and SEEA frameworks for measuring sustainable tourism
  3. Role of statistical and accounting frameworks for measuring sustainable tourism
  4. Measuring sustainable tourism at sub-national and destination level
  5. Designing pilot studies
  6. Colleting information on sustainable tourism at country level
  7. Key issues for measuring sustainable tourism
  8. Draft outline for a methodological document describing a statistical framework for measuring sustainable tourism
Session A. Setting the scene and introductions
Session B. Understanding the policy, analytical and reporting requirements

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Session C. Building on standards and experience to advance MST

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Session D. Towards a statistical framework for measuring sustainable tourism

Presenter and moderator: Mr. Carl Obst (UNWTO consultant)

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Session E. Key measurement issues in linking tourism, environment and spatial scale

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Session F. Way forward and closing

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Additional information

For more information about the Measuring Sustainable Tourism initiative please visit the MST website.

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Compendium of Tourism Statistics

Statistical information on tourism’s multiple facets is pivotal in advancing knowledge of the sector, monitoring progress, promoting results-focused management, and highlighting strategic issues for policy decisions.

Yearbook of Tourism Statistics

Understanding, for each country, where its inbound tourism is generated is essential for analyzing international tourism flows and devising marketing strategies, such as those related to the positioning of national markets abroad.