- Measuring sustainability
- UN System activities
- Promoting excellence
“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.
|Wed 08 Mar 2017||Accounting and Statistics for Sustainable Tourism - Lunchtime Seminar - New York - United States|
|Mon 13 Feb 2017||Regional Statistics Capacity Building Programme - First Workshop - Algeria|
|Tue 24 Jan 2017||Seventeenth meeting - Committee on Statistics and the Tourism Satellite Account - Madrid - Spain|
|Tue 22 Nov 2016||UNWTO & INRouTe workshop Subnational Tourism Measurement - Venice - Italy|
|Thu 20 Oct 2016||First Meeting of the Working Group of Experts on Measuring Sustainable Tourism - Madrid - Spain|
|Tue 26 Jan 2016||Sixteenth meeting - Committee on Statistics and the Tourism Satellite Account - Tbilisi - Georgia|
12 Apr 17
Chinese tourists spent 12% more in travelling abroad in 2016
“The latest data on outbound tourism spending are very encouraging. Despite the many challenges of recent years, results of spending on travel abroad are consistent with the 4% growth to 1.2 billion...
07 Apr 17
UN Statistical Commission encourages Statistical Framework for Measuring Sustainable Tourism
Overwhelming appreciation was expressed to the work of the UNWTO Committee on Statistics and TSA and the Working Group of Experts on Measuring Sustainable Tourism, which is leading the development of...
29 Mar 17
International Tourists to the European Union reach almost half a billion in 2016
Despite many challenges facing Europe in 2016, tourism has once again shown extraordinary strength and resilience, reinforcing its contribution to economic growth, job creation and social wellbeing...