Statistics & Tourism Satellite Account

Second Meeting of the Working Group of Experts on Measuring the Sustainability of Tourism

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UNWTO Headquarters Madrid
Spain
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24 October 2018 - 25 October 2018
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The next meeting of the Working Group of Experts on Measuring the Sustainability of Tourism will take place at UNWTO Headquarters, Madrid, Spain, on 24-25 October 2018.

Further information will be posted on this page soon.

Session 2. Advancing the Statistical Framework for Measuring the Sustainability of Tourism
  • Contributions from the Sub-group to the Working Group of Experts on Measuring Sustainable Tourism: “The Social Dimension of Sustainable Tourism”
Session 3. From theory to practice: initial steps towards implementation by countries
Session 4. MST’s connections to sustainable development
  • Mr. Peter Laimer (Statistics Austria): Tourism indicators for monitoring the sustainability of tourism (doc) (ppt)

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Closing Ceremony

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Marriott Grand Ballroom Manila
Philippines
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23 June 2017
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Conference highlights by the Rapporteur Mr. Tadayuki Hara, Associate Professor, University of Central Florida (ppt)

Adoption of the Manila Call for Action on Measuring Sustainable Tourism

  • Mr. Márcio Favilla, Executive Director for Operational Programmes and Institutional Relations, UNWTO
  • Mr. Benito C. Bengzon, Jr, Undersecretary for Tourism Development Planning, the Philippines
  • Mrs. Lisa Grace S. Bersales, National Statistician, Philippine Statistics Authority

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Special meeting - Committee on Statistics and the Tourism Satellite Account

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Chengdu
China
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12 September 2017
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The Special meeting of the Members of the Committee was held, on 12 September, in Chengdu, China in the context of the 22nd Session of the UNWTO General Assembly. 

Photos of this meeting are available here

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Ministerial Roundtable. Committing to Measuring Sustainable Tourism (MST)

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Marriott Grand Ballroom Manila
Philippines
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21 June 2017
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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, 2017 constitute a unique opportunity to advance sustainable, inclusive and responsible tourism. The SDGs and national agendas worldwide require a shift towards more integrated policy across economic, social and environmental domains. This, in turn, must be underpinned by more integrated data. Developing a statistical framework to measure sustainable tourism is thus essential in fostering a common understanding for tracking progress and directing policy efforts. Ministers from around the globe will discuss the opportunities and challenges that sustainable tourism brings to their countries, and how the use of more integrated data is supporting them in paving the way towards a more sustainable future.

Moderator: Ms. Anita Mendiratta, Strategic Advisor to CNN International for T.A.S.K Group

Introductory remarks by Mr. Taleb Rifai, UNWTO Secretary-General

Panel of Ministers

  • H.E. Mr. John Amaratunga, Minister of Tourism Development and Christian Affairs, Sri Lanka
  • H.E. Mrs. Wanda Tulfo-Teo, Secretary, Department of Tourism, Philippines
  • H.E. Ms. Kobkam Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports, Thailand
  • Mr. Pali J. Lehohla, Statistician-General, South Africa
  • Ms. Anne Lafortune, Principal Secretary for Tourism, Ministry of Tourism, Civil, Aviation, Ports and Marine, Seychelles
  • H.E. Mr. I Gde Pitana, Deputy Minister for International Marketing, Ministry of Tourism, Indonesia
  • Mr. Navitalai Tuivuniwai, Trade Commissioner, Fiji
  • Ms. Young-Shim Dho, Chairperson, Sustainable Tourism for Eliminating Poverty (STEP)
  • Mr. Mario Hardy, CEO, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)
  • Mr. Hwang Seong Un, Director General for International Tourism Policy, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Republic of Korea
  • Mr. Dai Bin, President of China Tourism Academy and Director of the CNTA Tourism Data Center, China
  • Mr. Sérgio Guerreiro, Director, Knowledge Management & Corporate Affairs, Turismo de Portugal and Representing the European Travel Commission
  • Ms. Beatriz Marco Arce, Deputy Director for Tourism Intelligence, Spain Tourism Board (Turespaña), Spain
  • Mr. Alain Dupeyras, Head of Tourism, OECD

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Accounting and Statistics for Sustainable Tourism - Lunchtime Seminar

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New York
United States
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8 March 2017
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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: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/statcom/48th-session/side-events/20170308-2L-accounting-and-statistics-for-sustainable-tourism/

More information on the activities and initiatives to advance sustainable tourism for development can be found at www.tourism4development2017.org.

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UNWTO & INRouTe workshop Subnational Tourism Measurement

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Venice
Italy
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UNWTO & INRouTe workshop Subnational Tourism Measurement, Venice, Italy, 22 November 2016
22 November 2016
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The UNWTO & INRouTe workshop Subnational Tourism Measurement was held back to back to the 14th Global Forum on Tourism Statistics the afternoon of November 22nd 2016 in Venice, Italy.

This UNWTO & INRouTe event is organized by in2destination, hosted by CISET – Università CaFoscari, right before the OECD & EUROSTAT Global Forum on Tourism Statistics. See the agenda for the workshop.

This workshop marked the first occasion prior to a Global discussion to comment on the document recently submitted by INRouTe to UNWTO titled: “TOURISM, TERRITORY AND SUSTAINABILITY: A STATISTICAL INSIGHT AT SUBNATIONAL LEVELS – Toward a Set of UNWTO Guidelines”. This document (except the annexes) was circulated for a global discussion last November 2016. The annexes of the document can be consult in the following links:

TOURISM, TERRITORY AND SUSTAINABILITY: A STATISTICAL INSIGHT AT SUBNATIONAL LEVELS – Toward a Set of UNWTO Guidelines   Annexes:

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Preliminary Meeting of the Working Group of Experts on Measuring the Sustainability of Tourism

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San Juan
Puerto Rico
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20 November 2015
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This preliminary meeting of the Working Group of Experts on Measuring the Sustainability of Tourism was held on 20 November 2015, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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For more information about the Measuring the Sustainability of Tourism please visit the MST website.

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First Meeting of the Working Group of Experts on Measuring the Sustainability of Tourism

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UNWTO Headquarters Madrid
Spain
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Meeting on Measuring Sustainable Tourism, Madrid, Spain, 20-21 October 2016
20 October 2016 - 21 October 2016
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The First Meeting of the Working Group of Experts on Measuring the Sustainability of Tourism was held, on 20-21 October 2016, in UNWTO Headquarters.


 

Discussion papers:

  1. Framing Sustainable Tourism
  2. Applying and integrating the TSA and SEEA frameworks for measuring sustainable tourism
  3. Role of statistical and accounting frameworks for measuring sustainable tourism
  4. Measuring sustainable tourism at sub-national and destination level
  5. Designing pilot studies
  6. Colleting information on sustainable tourism at country level
  7. Key issues for measuring sustainable tourism
  8. Draft outline for a methodological document describing a statistical framework for measuring sustainable tourism
Session A. Setting the scene and introductions
Session B. Understanding the policy, analytical and reporting requirements

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Session C. Building on standards and experience to advance MST

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Session D. Towards a statistical framework for measuring sustainable tourism

Presenter and moderator: Mr. Carl Obst (UNWTO consultant)

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Session E. Key measurement issues in linking tourism, environment and spatial scale

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Session F. Way forward and closing

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Additional information

For more information about the Measuring Sustainable Tourism initiative please visit the MST website.

More pictures of the meeting (click on the image to expand)

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Regional Workshop on "Tourism Satellite Accounts"

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Almaty
Kazakhstan
Almaty
Kazakhstan
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30 November 2015 - 3 December 2015
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The Statistical Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), in collaboration with the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), organised the Regional Workshop on "Tourism Satellite Accounts" on 30 November-3 December 2015 in Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan. The Regional Workshop hosted by the Committee on Statistics of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The main purposes of the Regional Workshop on TSA were to:

  • explain the TSA structure and the relationships between its tables; provide necessary clarification of the TSA underlying concepts;
  • provide venue for the exchange of knowledge and country experiences in the preparation of TSA, in addressing challenges in collecting basic tourism data as well as in the interpretation of the TSA results for more informed decision making by the tourism industries; and
  • assist countries in setting up their longer term work programme on the TSA development.

You can find more information on SESRIC's website: http://www.sesric.org/event-detail.php?id=1301.

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60th World Statistics Congress – ISI2015

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Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
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Brazil
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26 July 2015 - 31 July 2015
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The 60th ISI World Statistics Congress (WSC) took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during 26–31 July 2015.

The WSC is the flagship conference of the International Statistical Institute (ISI) and its seven associations. It is a biennial conference with a rich tradition, and IBGE is pleased to host and organize ISI2015 in Brazil.

The congress brought together members of the statistical community to present, discuss, promote and disseminate research and best practice in every field of Statistics and its applications.

The statistics programme of UNWTO was happy to announce that the 60th ISI World Statistics Congress approved our special tourism statistics session called “Travelling towards a better measurement of tourism”. The UNWTO session was held on the 29th of July from 16hs to 17:40hs. The session addressed some of the underdeveloped dimensions of tourism statistics.

Session topics
  • Linking economic and environmental accounts to measure the impact of tourism
  • Measuring employment in the Tourism Industries in Brazil: from national to regional and local level
  • Conceptional advances in measuring tourism at sub-national level
Speakers and chair
  • Mr. Brunno Kalyxton Sousa Ramos, The Federal District Planning Company
  • Mrs. Aurkene Alzua-Sorzabal, General Director, CICtourGune
  • Mr. Oliver Herrmann, UNWTO Director of Statistics and Tourism Satellite Account Programme
  • Chair: Mr. Ronald Jansen, Chief, Trade Statistics Branch, United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)

For more information please visit the Congress Website

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