Statistics & Tourism Satellite Account

Special meeting - Committee on Statistics and the Tourism Satellite Account

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Chengdu
China
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12 Septiembre 2017
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Workshop on Measuring the economic impact of tourism in Europe: the Tourism Satellite Account (TSA)

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European Commission Building Brussels
Bélgica
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29 Noviembre 2017 - 30 Noviembre 2017
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Jointly organized by UNWTO and the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) and in collaboration with Eurostat
 

Background

The economic importance of tourism in the European Union is increasingly recognized and better understood, thanks in part to the development of the Tourism Satellite Accounts (TSA) in European countries. The TSA brings together data on tourism and on the economy to present the contribution of tourism in e.g. Gross Value Added, Gross Domestic Product and employment. These can then be compared to economic aggregates for other sectors like agriculture, mining or financial services.

Developing TSA is beyond a technical exercise also very much a strategic endeavor and linked to considerations of the tourism policy. This helps explains why, despite the fact Europe boasts some of the most statistically advanced countries in the world, it remains a challenge in many European countries to develop their TSAs—certainly to the level of sophistication that data users might like and, equally important, to keep it running.
 

Objective

The Workshop aims to bring policy makers (data users) and tourism statisticians and TSA compilers (data producers) to uncover the main elements for successful TSA implementation. This will range from technical requirements to institutional arrangements and political leadership.

Programme

The Workshop will comprise 2 parts. The first will be geared at the strategic aspects of TSA development, including the uses and benefits of TSA, and to facilitate an exchange between policy and technicians across the various national entities engaged with tourism and in TSA compilation. The second part will be geared at a more technical training for TSA development, including the core data (sources) necessary to set up TSA tables and experiences on how to tackle common or particularly challenging issues. Countries will be encouraged to share experiences and the experts will share some of the main lessons learnt from TSA development worldwide. Download Preliminary Programme.

Target participants

The target group includes policy makers, managers and technical staff (statisticians) from the National Tourism Administration, the National Statistics Office (as producers of basic statistics and compilers of National Accounts), the Central Bank (as Balance of Payment compilers and the importance of tourism as an internationally traded service) and other entities as deemed relevant. Further more information please contact lmoreno@unwto.org.

Further information will be posted on this page soon.

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Accounting and Statistics for Sustainable Tourism - Lunchtime Seminar

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New York
Estados Unidos
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8 Marzo 2017
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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.

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

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UNWTO Headquarters Madrid
España
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Meeting Committee on Statistics and the Tourism Satellite Account, Madrid, Spain, 24-25 January 2017
24 Enero 2017 - 25 Enero 2017
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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
Italia
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UNWTO & INRouTe workshop Subnational Tourism Measurement, Venice, Italy, 22 November 2016
22 Noviembre 2016
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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 Noviembre 2015
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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
España
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Meeting on Measuring Sustainable Tourism, Madrid, Spain, 20-21 October 2016
20 Octubre 2016 - 21 Octubre 2016
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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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Taller Regional sobre la Cuenta Satélite de Turismo

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Almaty
Kazajastán
Almaty
Kazajastán
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30 Noviembre 2015 - 3 Diciembre 2015
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El Centro de Capacitación e Investigaciones Estadísticas, Económicas y Sociales para los Países Islámicos (SESRIC) celebró, en colaboración con la Organización Mundial del Turismo (OMT), el taller regional sobre la cuenta satélite de turismo en Almaty (República de Kazajstán) del 30 de noviembre al 3 de diciembre de 2015. El taller regional estuvo auspiciado por el Comité de Estadísticas del Ministerio de Economía Nacional de la República de Kazajstán.

Los principales objetivos del taller regional sobre CST fueron:

  • explicar la estructura de una CST y las relaciones entre sus tablas; ofrecer las aclaraciones necesarias de los conceptos que subyacen a una CST;
  • proporcionar un lugar para el intercambio de conocimientos y experiencias de ámbito nacional en cuanto a preparación de una CST, formas de afrontar los retos que plantea obtener datos turísticos básicos e interpretación de los resultados de una CST para que las industrias tur´siticas puedan tomar decisiones mejor informadas; y
  • ayudar a los países a preparar un programa de trabajo a más largo plazo de preparación de una CST.

Más información en la web del SESRIC: http://www.sesric.org/event-detail.php?id=1301

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