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.

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Such a standards-based framework can further support the credibility, comparability and outreach of various measurement and monitoring programmes pertaining to sustainable tourism, including the derivation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) indicators and those of UNWTO’s International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO).

Overall, the statistical framework from the MST will provide an integrated information base to better inform on sustainable tourism, to facilitate dialogue between different sectors and to encourage integrated, locally relevant decision making.

DOCUMENTS/PUBLICATIONS

Working Group of Experts on MST

Working Group of Experts on MST

In advancing the MST statistical framework, an open Working Group of experts has been established to lead the technical development and support engagement among these key stakeholders.

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

UNWTO Committee on Statistics liaises with the official UN process (IAEG-SDGs) on the development of statistical indicators for the measurement of tourism's role in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

SDG Indicators

High Level Discussion on Measuring the Sustainability of Tourism

High Level Discussion on Measuring the Sustainability of Tourism

The “High Level Discussion on Measuring the Sustainability of Tourism” took place Friday 12 March at 9 am, NY time, organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in the framework of the United Nations Statistical Commission 52nd session.

High Level Discussion on MST

Virtual 63rd ISI World Statistics Congress 2021

Virtual 63rd ISI World Statistics Congress 2021

The ISI World Statistics Congresses (WSC) occur take place once every two years in different countries. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 63rd WSC, which was planned for the Hague, will now be fully virtual from 11-16 July 2021. For more information in the WSC 2021, please visit the home page of the ISI 63rd World Statistics Congress.

63rd ISI WSC - UNWTO session