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Tourism Satellite Account: Recommended Methodological Framework 2008 (TSA: RMF 2008)

VersionRev. 1.
Valid fromAdoption by the thirty-ninth session of the Statistical Commission (26 to 29 February 2008)
Previous versionsST/ESA/STAT/SER.F/80
DescriptionThe purpose of a Tourism Satellite Account is to analyze in detail all the aspects of demand for goods and services associated with the activity of visitors; to observe the operational interface with the supply of such goods and services within the economy; and to describe how this supply interacts with other economic activities. TSA: RMF 2008 provides an updated framework for constructing a Tourism Satellite Account. It should permit greater internal consistency of tourism statistics with the rest of the statistical system of a country, as well as increased international comparability of these data. As IRTS 2008 already 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), TSA: RMF 2008 builds upon this consistency and provides an additional resource to link tourism statistics to the standard tables of the SNA 2008.
Maintenance organization International Labour Organization (ILO), International Monetary Fund (IMF), Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Statistical Office of the European Union (EUROSTAT), United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC), United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), World Trade Organization (WTO)
Statistical domain(s) 2.4.5 Tourism
Type of standardConcepts and Definitions
Languages Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Information last updated18/08/11