Measuring the Sustainability of Tourism

Measuring the Sustainability of Tourism

On measuring the sustainability of tourism: MST

With the support of the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), UNWTO has launched the initiative Towards a Statistical Framework for Measuring the Sustainability of Tourism (MST). The aim is to develop an international statistical framework for measuring tourism’s role in sustainable development, including economic, environmental and social dimensions.

  NEW publication on the Experiences of pilot studies in MST: A synopsis for policy makers

Working Group of Experts on MST

Working Group of Experts on MST

By integrating tourism within economic, social and environmental measurement standards, the framework aims to provide a common language and organizing structure for exploiting the richness of data already available and for more effective data production, management and integration.

Working Group of Experts on MST

Statistical Framework for Measuring the Sustainability of Tourism

Statistical Framework for Measuring the Sustainability of Tourism

The Statistical Framework for Measuring the Sustainability of Tourism (SF-MST) is an organizing structure for integrating statistics on the economic, environmental and social dimensions of sustainable tourism.

Statistical Framework

Pilot studies and country experiences

Pilot studies and country experiences

Country pilot studies aim to bring together relevant stakeholders and contribute to the design and development of the statistical framework by testing its relevance and feasibility.

Pilot Studies

Sustainable Development Goals Indicators

Sustainable Development Goals Indicators

The Committee on Statistics and Tourism Satellite Account was established in the early 1990’s and has since demonstrated a strong track record of professionalism and of leading worldwide consensus building in tourism measurement

SDG Indicators

Glossary of tourism terms

Glossary of tourism terms

Tourism is a social, cultural and economic phenomenon which entails the movement of people to countries or places outside their usual environment for personal or business/professional purposes. These people are called visitors (which may be either tourists or excursionists; residents or non-residents) and tourism has to do with their activities, some of which involve tourism expenditure.

Glossary