The International Recommendations for Tourism Statistics 2008 Compilation Guide (unedited English version), is a companion document to the International Recommendations for Tourism Statistics (IRTS 2008). The primary purpose of this Compilation Guide is to provide further clarifications and practical guidance for using sources and methods to compile statistics on tourism. It is designed to support the production of a high quality set of basic data and indicators in each country, and to strengthen the international comparability of tourism statistics.
The Compilation Guide was prepared by national compilers of tourism statistics, experts from international and regional organisations, and by staff of UNWTO.
This Compilation Guide is directed at all those involved in the compilation of tourism statistics, whether they work for National Statistical Offices, National Tourism Administrations or any other entity that produces, or can potentially produce information relevant for the compilation of tourism statistics. In addition the Guide contains information that may be of interest to users who would like to understand better the nature of tourism data.
Other language versions of the manual can be downloaded here.