Measuring Visitor Expenditure for Inbound Tourism

ISBN (electronic version): 

The purpose of this research was to examine various experiences relative to statistical operations used to estimate visitor expenditure associated with inbound tourism. In some of the cases which were analysed, estimating expenditure is the main aim of these operations; in others, this estimation is just one of the uses of a questionnaire basically designed for other purposes. Under the coordination of UNWTO the following countries participated in the preparation of this report: Canada, Spain, Sweden, Finland France, Italy, Mexico and the United States of America.