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International workshop on tourism statistics

Jointly organized by UN Statistics Division and UNWTO Department of Statistics and Economic Measurement of Tourism

17-20 July 2006, UNWTO HQ, Madrid, Spain

Agenda and presentations

The workshop report

Monday, 17 July


Morning session

(Chair: Mr. Meis, UNWTO consultant)


09:00 – 09:45

(1) Opening remarks by UNWTO Deputy Secretary-General

(2) Opening statement by UNSD Director


09:45 – 10:00

(3) Administrative matters

(4) Adoption of the agenda


10:00 – 10:30

(5) Organization of the workshop and expected outcomes


10:45 – 12:00

(6) Tourism statistics in a changing world: users’ perspective


12:00 – 13:15

(7) Overview of the main features of 1993 Recommendations on Tourism Statistics


Afternoon session

(Chair: Mr. Chernyshev, ILO)


15:00 – 15:30

(8) A summary of country responses to the UNWTO/ UNSD questionnaire on country practices in the compilation of tourism statistics


15:30 – 17:00

(9) Forms of tourism


Tuesday, 18 July  
Morning session

(Chair: Mr. Dupeyras, OECD)


08:30 – 10:30

(10) Basic tourism units and concepts – visitor, purpose of the trip and usual environment


10.45 - 12:00

(11) Other tourism units and concepts


Afternoon session

(Chair: Ms. Harrison, CARICOM)


13:30 – 15:00

(12) Characterization of trips and related statistics – concepts, definitions and classifications


15:00 – 17:00

(13) Characterization of trips and related statistics – data sources and data compilation issues


Wednesday, 19 July


Morning session

(Chair: Mr. Laimer, Austria)


08:30 – 09:30

(14) Statistics on tourism supply – concepts, definitions and classifications

09:45 – 12:00

(15) Statistics on tourism supply – data sources and data compilation issues


Afternoon session

(Chair: Mr. Virola, Philippines)


13:30 – 15:00

(16) Statistics on visitor expenditure – concepts and definitions


15:00 – 17:00

(17) Statistics on visitor expenditure – data sources and data compilation issues


Thursday, 20 July


Morning session

(Chair: Mr. Ramos, Brazil)


08:30 – 10:00

(18) Analytical applications of tourism statistics - Tourism Satellite Accounts

11:15 – 12:30

(19) Issues of measurement of environmental and social sustainability of tourism


Afternoon session

(Chair: Mr. Meis, UNWTO consultant))


14:00 – 17:00

(20) Designing a strategic alliance between NTA and NSO in compilation of tourism statistics and its analytical applications

(21) Technical assistance programmes on tourism statistics

  • UNWTO presentation

(22) Towards the revised 1993 Recommendations

(23) Evaluation of the meeting

(24) Conclusion of the meeting

The workshop report