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United Nations Expert Group on Tourism Statistics (EGTS)

International Recommendations for Tourism Statistics
Compilation Guide

(IRTS 2008 CG)

Worldwide consultation, March-April 2011

The International Recommendation for Tourism Statistics 2008 (IRTS 2008) was adopted by the Statistical Commission at its Thirty-ninth Session to address the needs of a variety of producers and users such statistics. The Statistical Commission requested UNSD and UNWTO to support the implementation of IRTS 2008 through a Compilation Guide providing further details of the recommendations as well as good country practices.

The draft version of the IRTS 2008 Compilation Guide (IRTS 2008 CG) has been completed and is now available for worldwide consultation. The objective of the consultation is to gather comments and feedbacks that will be used to further develop the compilation guide and support countries in their implementation of IRTS 2008.

IRTS 2008 Draft compilation guide:

  • Draft CG (Chapter 1 to 6): Word - PDF

  • Annexes:

Questionnaire proposed by UNWTO to measure flows and expenditure associated to inbound tourism

2 to 4
List of consumption products (Annex 2.), tourism characteristic activities and grouping by ISIC Rev. 4 (Annex 3.), and by CPC Ver. 2 (Annex 4.) Word - PDF

Tourism expenditure vs tourism consumption

Word - PDF
Statistical vocabulary Word - PDF

Coherence and consistency in tourism statistics: an overview

Word - PDF

Please send your comments and suggestions by 30 April 2011