Regional Workshop on the Compilation of the Tourism Satellite Account
Organized jointly by UNSD and the World Tourism Organization

  • Manila, Philippines
  • 19-20 June 2017

The purpose of the workshop is to explain what a Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) is, how it can be used for national tourism policies, and what the challenges are to compile it. The TSA provides a coherent framework to integrate and analyse the variety of economic statistics relevant to tourism, both on the supply (industry) side and on the demand (tourist) side. The TSA also provides an economic measure of the importance of tourism in terms of expenditures, GDP and employment which are comparable with similar measures for the overall economy.