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• To meet the 2012-2016 Mandate of the Tourism Committee: a) improve the measurement of tourism services in OECD economies by addressing government and industry information needs and promoting the tourism satellite account; b) contribute to the dissemination of data on tourism economics and to a more effective use of such data for business and policy analysis and decision-making processes; and c) work in complementarity with other international organisations.

 Objectives and outputs

• In 2013, the fourth edition of "OECD Tourism trends and policies 2014" will be launched. It will continue to be undertaken in cooperation with the European Committee. Around 50 countries will be covered. These data will be collected by two methods: a questionnaire will be addressed to countries; data extracted from OECD data bases. On the other hand, efforts will be made towards the dissemination of data and analysis on tourism economics at national and local levels. Special efforts will tend to promote the use of Tourism Satellite Account to public and private tourism stakeholders. In 2013, the activity on "Measuring tourism economic impacts at sub national level" will aim to propose orientations for statistical improvements and collect current initiatives and practices in this area.

Non-member countries involved in the activity

• Albania, Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Republic of Montenegro, Republic of Serbia, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia and Montenegro, South Africa


• Tourism.