The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Statistics Department collects, analyzes, publishes, standardizes and improves tourism statistics, and promotes the integration of these statistics within the sphere of the United Nations system.
Objective of the Department of Statistics and Tourism Satellite Account
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.
Programme of work 2008/2009
Firstly, UNWTO will support and uphold the relevance of tourism statistics international standards and help ensure adequate integration of tourism statistical data within the United Nations system and related organizations. This includes:
Secondly, the relevance of the measurement of tourism activities based on a sufficient number of robust statistical data associated with the activities of visitors as well as with the industries that produce goods and services required by them will be highlighted through:
Finally, the legitimacy and credibility of national Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) will be fostered, protecting the TSA brand and promoting the TSA for the formulation of policies and strategies as well as tourism macroeconomic analysis. In particular: