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International Recommendations for Tourism Statistics 2008 (IRTS 2008)

VersionRev. 1.
Valid fromAdoption by the thirty-ninth session of the Statistical Commission (26 to 29 February 2008)
Previous versionsST/ESA/STAT/SER.M/83
DescriptionIRTS 2008 provides a comprehensive methodological framework for collection and compilation of tourism statistics in all countries. Its primary audience is the staff of national statistical offices and national tourism administrations involved in the compilation of tourism statistics. It also contains a wealth of information that might be of interest to data users who would like to understand better the nature of tourism data. IRTS 2008 provides basic conceptual consistency with other statistical frameworks such as the System of National Accounts 2008 (SNA 2008) and the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6).
Maintenance organization United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
Statistical domain(s) 2.4.5 Tourism
Type of standardConcepts and Definitions
Languages Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Information last updated18/08/11