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United Nations Expert Group on Tourism Statistics

New York, 25-28 June 2007


The United Nations Expert Group on Tourism Statistics is jointly organized by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). It is composed of representatives of National Statistical Offices, National Tourism Administrations and interested International Organizations. The Expert Group meeting is planned for 25 - 28 June 2007 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA and will be held in English only. The main purpose of the meeting is to review, amend and endorse the provisional draft of International Recommendations on Tourism Statistics which is expected to be submitted to the thirty-ninth session of the United Nations Statistical Commission for adoption (26-29 February 2008).

The provisional draft is being prepared on the basis of initial draft developed by UNWTO. It incorporates conclusions of the International Workshop on Tourism Statistics jointly organized by UNSD and UNWTO held in Madrid on 17-20 July 2006, comments received from countries via an electronic forum conducted by the UNWTO in the second half of 2006, suggestions from members of the UNWTO Committee on Statistics and Macroeconomic Analysis of Tourism and recommendations of the Interagency Coordination Group on Tourism Statistics.

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International Workshop on Tourism Statistics- July 2006

1. List of participants
2. Provisional Agenda
3. IRTS - Provisional draft
3.1. IRTS - Provisional draft, revised
4. Summary of comments received from NSOs by UNSD to IRTS provisional draft
5. Comments received by UNWTO to IRTS provisional draft
6. Tourism Satellite Account: Recommended Methodological Framework
6.1 Tourism Satellite Account: Recommended Methodological Framework (Provisional draft version - Dec 2007)
7. New York Resource Guide
8. Report of the Meeting


Mr. Vladimir Markhonko, Statistics Division, Tel: +1 212/963-5252, Email:

Mr. Alain Gaugris, Statistics Division, Tel: +1 212/963-6222, Email: