Statistics & Tourism Satellite Account

Accounting and Statistics for Sustainable Tourism - Lunchtime Seminar


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:

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

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International conference to spotlight the regional impact of tourism


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15 Jun 11

Issues of special importance to regional tourism, including how to analyzetourism flows and maximize their economic  impact, will be presented at the 2nd International Conference on the Measurement and Economic Analysis of Regional Tourism  (27-29 October, Bilbao, Spain).

The Conference aims to promote more informed and effective policy design at the regional level, through research on economic impacts and territorial relations, as well as the application of new technologies for the measurement of tourism flows. It thus serves as an important forum for knowledge exchange among all tourism sector academics, professionals, enterprises and institutions involved with regional/local tourism destinations.

The central themes of the Conference are: