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In statistical study of tourism over the period 2012 (on a yearly basis)= :=20
=E2=80=A2 Collection, processing, and publication of data on internation=
al tourism of the Commonwealth countries:
- number of&nb= sp; arrivals of international visitors (number of trips) by purpose o= f trips and countries;
- number of persons going a= broad (number of trips)by purpose of trips and countries;
= ; - expenditures on international tourism (inbound, outbound).
=E2=80=A2 Preparation of analytic reports on international tourism in se= lected CIS countries.
Theme 3.05 - Tourism=20
Fields of activities covered by the theme=20
Activities covered by the theme are:=20
=E2=80=A2 Collection and dissemination of statistics on domestic and out=
bound tourism demand of the EU residents (tourism propensity and tourism be=
haviour; typically through household /visitor survey ~ social statistics).<=
br /> =E2=80=A2 Collection and dissemination of statistics on tourism suppl=
y (accommodation statistics; typically through enterprise surveys ~ busines=
=E2=80=A2 Statistics on employment in the tourism acco= mmodation sector (based on data from the European Labour Force Survey).
=E2=80=A2 Tourism Satellite Accounts (TSAs): projects to enhance the met= hodological developments and implementation in the Member States.
=E2= =80=A2 Indicators on sustainable and competitive tourism, using existing of= ficial statistics.
1. Work to be carried out by Eurostat in 2012=20
1.1 NEW WORK, INCLUDING NEW PLANNED LEGISLATION=20
=E2=80=A2 Tourism statistics: feasibility study on the use of mobile pos=
itioning data for tourism statistics.
=E2=80=A2 Implementation of new= Regulation on European statistics on tourism. Preparation of databases and= validation programs for reception of data (incl. micro-data).
1.2 ONGOING WORK=20
=E2=80=A2 Tourism statistics: dissemination. Regularly updated online da=
tabase, regular and ad-hoc publications (paper/web), presentation of result=
s in events & meetings;
=E2=80=A2 Tourism Statistics: production = - Successful validation of databases;
=E2=80=A2 Tourism statistics: m= ethodological developments - New methodologies;
=E2=80=A2 ESSnet on a= utomated data collection and reporting in accommodation statistics (phase 1= ).
2. Statistical work to be carried out by other = DGs (including data collection from Member States) and/or EU Agencies=20
2.1 NEW WORK=20
=E2=80=A2 Feasibility study on a Virtual Tourism Observatory (contract e= xpected to run until January 2013).=20
2.2 ONGOING WORK=20
=E2=80=A2 Conducting Flash Eurobarometer surveys about tourism (followin= g the 2009, 2010 and 2011 exercises, a survey is foreseen to be carried out= in January 2012).
=E2=80=A2 On the basis of an agreement which sets the framework for coop= eration, the ILO and the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) will continue c= ollaborating in the area of employment and decent work in tourism. The agre= ement was approved by the ILO Governing Body at its 301st Session (March 20= 08) and ratified by the General Assembly of the UNWTO. Prior to the agreeme= nt, a new chapter on employment in the tourism industries was prepared and = included in the 2008 International Recommendations for Tourism Statistics.<= /p>=20
=E2=80=A2 The agreement is geared towards (a) improvement of reliability= of data on employment in the tourism industries; (b) setting up and testin= g of a core set of decent work statistical indicators for measuring progres= s towards decent work in the tourism industries; (c) development of interna= tional guidelines on best practices of measuring employment in the tourism = industries.=20
=E2=80=A2 In line with the agreement, a joint ILO/UNWTO publication enti= tled Technical Guide on Best Practices of Measuring Employment in the Touri= sm Industries will be prepared and published in 2012. The Guide will become= an integral part of the International Recommendations for Tourism Statisti= cs 2008 Compilation Guide to be produced in 2012 by te UNWTO and the UNSD.<= /p>
To meet the 2012-2016 Mandate of the Tourism Committee: a) improve the m= easurement of tourism services in OECD economies by addressing government a= nd industry information needs and promoting the tourism satellite account; = b) contribute to the dissemination of data on tourism economics and to a mo= re effective use of such data for business and policy analysis and decision= -making processes; and c) work in complementarity with other international = organisations.=20
Objectives and outputs=20
In 2012, the third edition of "OECD Tourism trends and policies 201= 2" will be released. For the first time, it will be undertaken in coop= eration with the European Committee. It will therefore contain augmented st= atistical data on member and selected non-member countries (54 countries). = These data will be collected by two methods: a questionnaire will be addres= sed to countries; data extracted from OECD data bases. On the other hand, e= fforts will be made towards the dissemination of data and analysis on touri= sm economics at national and local levels. Special efforts will tend to pro= mote the use of Tourism Satellite Account to public and private tourism sta= keholders. In 2012, the activity on "Evaluating and Measuring Competit= iveness in Tourism" will aim to identify a set of core/key indicators = for measuring the overall performance and competitiveness of a country in t= ourism. At a later stage it will also include a pilot testing with voluntar= y countries.=20
Non-member countries involved in the activity:=20
Albania, Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Ind= ia, Indonesia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Republic= of Montenegro, Republic of Serbia, Romania, Russian Federation, South Afri= ca.=20
The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Statistics Department collects, a= nalyzes, publishes, standardizes and improves tourism statistics, and promo= tes the integration of these statistics within the sphere of the United Nat= ions system.=20
Objective of the Statistics and Tourism Satellite Account Progra= mme=20
To foster the comparability of tourism statistics and the macroeconomic = analysis of tourism activities by means of internationally agreed standards= , and to design the required guidance, initiatives and tools (e.g. TSA) for= their implementation.=20
Programme of work 2012=20
A. Reinforcement and promotion of international comparabilit=
y of basic tourism statistical data and TSA data according to the IRTS 2008=
and TSA: RMF 2008;
B. Dissemination of basic tourism statisti= cal data and TSA data among key users; fostering the macroeconomic analysis= of tourism;
C. Cooperation on statistics in the UN System;
D. Capacity Building for Member States to develop their national = System of Tourism Statistics (tourism statistics and TSA).
Economic statistics meeting= s=20
UNWTO Committee on Statistics and Tourism Satellite Account (Wor=
ld Tourism Organisation)
Location: UNWTO headquarters in Mad= rid, Spain
Link: http://www.unwto.org/statistics= /index.htm?q=3Den/statistics
From: date to be confirmed
Statistics Capacity-building Programme on Tourism Statistics for=
Asia (World Tourism Organisation)
= Description: 3rd workshop plus Regional Seminar
Dates: 5 t= o 9 March
Statistics Capacity-building Programme for Russian-speaking Euro=
pean countries and Georgia(World Tourism Organisation)
Locat= ion: Azerbaijan
Description 2nd workshop
Dates: June= /July to be confirmed
Statistics Capacity-building Programme for French-speaking Afric=
an countries (World Tourism Organisation)
Location: Africa, = host country to be confirmed
Description: 1st workshop
Dates: t= o be determined
Training the Trainers Workshop (title =
to be confirmed)
Location: UNWTO headquarters in Madrid, Spain
= Description: training on UN-recommended methodology for tourism statistics = and TSA for selected UNWTO consulting experts
Dates: to be confirmed<= /p>