Regional Workshop on the
Compilation of the Tourism Satellite Account

Organized jointly by UNSD and the World Tourism Organization
Hosted by Philippine Statistics Authority and the Department of Tourism of the Philippines

  • Manila, Philippines
  • 19-20 June 2017

The workshop is organized jointly by UNSD and the World Tourism Organization and will be hosted by the Philippine Statistics Authority and the Department of Tourism of the Philippines in Manila on 19-20 June 2017. Representatives of national statistical offices of 13 developing countries, mostly from the region, will participate in the workshop. Experts from developed economies and international organizations will share their experience on the implementation of Tourism Satellite Account (TSA).

The purpose of the workshop is to explain what a 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.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Morning Session
09:00 - 09:15
Welcome and opening of the Regional Workshop
09:15 - 10:00
Purpose and role of TSA, the preparation of the Compilers’ Guide for TSA
  • Purpose and role of TSA and Austrian experiences
    Peter Laimer, Statistics Austria
  • TSA 2008 and Compilers Guide
    Karoly Kovacs, UNSD
10:00 - 10:15
Coffee Break
10:15 - 10:45
Presentation of the results of the global assessment on TSA compilation issues
10:45 - 11:15
Data sources used to compile TSA
  • Demi Kotsovos, Statistics Canada
    • Demand surveys
    • Supply surveys
11:15 - 13:00
Presentation on selected data collection issues in the Philippines
Afternoon Session
14:00 - 15:30
Group discussion on data sources and data compilation issues in countries
15:30 - 15:45
Coffee Break
15:45 – 17:00
National accounts and the TSA

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Morning Session
09:00 - 10:30
Compilation methods
  • Derivation of tourism domestic supply
  • Derivation of tourism demand
  • Demand to supply reconciliation
  • Presenters:
    • Demi Kotsovos, Statistics Canada
    • Irina Chyhirova and Elena Kukharevich, Statistics Office of Belarus (BELSTAT)
    • Keamogetswe Mabe, Statistics South Africa
    • Angraini Widdia, BPS (Indonesia)
10:30 - 10:45
Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:30
Compilation methods for provincial and territorial TSA
  • Katesaraporn Katesaraporn, Ministry of Tourism and Sports (Thailand)
Measuring sustainable tourism
11:30 - 12:00
Dissemination of the TSA tables
  • Peter Laimer, Statistics Austria
  • K Megala Kumarran, Department of Statistics of Malaysia
  • Christophe Demunter, Eurostat
12:00 - 13:00
Group discussion on compilation issues
Dissemination of the TSA tables
Afternoon Session
14:00 - 15:00
Round table discussion on the implementation of TSA 2008 and the drafting of the Compilers’ guide
15:00 – 17:30
Technical tour--Intramuros



The 6th International Conference on Tourism Statistics: Measuring Sustainable Tourism on 21 to 24 June 2017 will be held at the Marriott Hotel Manila Grand Ballroom in Resorts World Manila located in Pasay City.