Technical Advisory Board (TAB)

The Technical Advisory Board (TAB) is a cooperative network of countries that supports the Statistics and TSA Programme with strategic and planning in order to reach a stronger institutionalization of the impressive work carried out by the international community over the past years in setting up the International Recommendations for Tourism Statistics 2008 (IRTS 2008) and the Tourism Satellite Account: Recommended Methodological Framework 2008 (TSA: RMF 2008). It provides on-going support to UNWTO in relation to its programme of work and advises on:

  • the implementation of the UN 2008 Recommendations regarding tourism statistics (both the International Recommendations for Tourism Statistics 2008 and the Tourism Satellite Account (TSA): Recommended Methodological Framework 2008);
  • the advancement of the Measuring Sustainable Tourism project in particular with regards to the development of the methodology, implementation guidance, future data collection and dissemination;
  • priorities for UNWTO statistical activities.

The TAB was constituted in 2010 in joint agreement among the participants from selected, exemplary countries in terms of tourism statistics. It was officially embraced by the Committee for Statistics and TSA held shortly after. The TAB meets on an annual basis, back-to-back with the Committee on Statistics and TSA.

The current member countries of the TAB are: Austria, Canada, Fiji, Ireland, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Oman, the Philippines and South Africa.