Statistics and Quality Standards

Quality Standards in Tourism Services

Technical product category: 

Improve the overall quality of products and services within the tourism industry (all tourism-related accommodation, restaurants, tour guides, tour operators, and other tourism-related service providers); raise the levels of demand nationally, regionally and internationally; promote competiveness within the industry; and, provide valuable and reliable information on quality standards for the tourist and the travel industry.

Classification system in place and information available to stakeholders in the sector. Capacities built among local inspectors to apply classification criteria.

Statistical Strengthening and Development of a Tourism Satellite Account (TSA)

Technical product category: 

Facilitate the understanding of the full social and economic dimension of tourism in terms of demand (international and domestic arrivals, characteristics of their visits, and their consumption of goods and services) and supply (characteristics of local industries involved in tourism and details of their production and use of labour and capital), thereby guiding tourism policy and planning while providing a useful lobbying tool to National Tourism Administrations to advocate the cause of tourism.

A regular, competitive and reliable source of tourism statistics and related economic and social data (including information on employment generated by tourism). Capacities built among staff of NTA, National Statistical Office, Central Bank and Immigration Authorities to collect and process tourism-related statistics.