Basic Tourism Statistics

Basic Tourism Statistics

The data presented herby is collected on a yearly basis from countries by UNWTO through a series of questionnaires. Data are collected in line with the International Recommendations for Tourism Statistics (IRTS, 2008).

There are seven main areas of data: a) inbound tourism, b) domestic tourism, c) outbound tourism, d) tourism industries, e) tourism employment, f) macroeconomic indicators, and g) international tourists flows. Below, the user can find a detailed list of the indicators available for each of these areas, and how to access the corresponding data. Some indicators can be visually explored and the data downloaded by clicking on the "Download data" button.

UNWTO compiles figures from national and international institutions such as national tourism administrations, national statistical offices and central banks. Figures are compiled by UNWTO from official sources which may, in turn, obtain data from different sources: border statistics derived from administrative records (police, immigration, traffic counts, and other types of controls), border surveys and registrations at accommodation establishments. In addition, information is compiled from the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank and these data have undergone various checks from UNWTO that guarantee data reliability.

Detailed information on the metadata, country notes and methodologies used in the compilation of these data can be found in the Methodological Notes to the UNWTO Database.

If you have any questions, please contact us at sttc@unwto.org.

Total arrivals

Total international arrivals. Data disaggregated by: Overnight, Same-day (of which, cruise passengers)

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Expenditure

Total inbound tourism expenditure, disaggregated by: Travel, Passenger Transport

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Total arrivals by region

Arrivals by region

Total international arrivals, disaggregated by region of origin. Regions include: Africa, Americas, East Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Middle East, South Asia

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Total arrivals by Main Purpose

Arrivals by Main Purpose

Total international arrivals, disaggregated by Main Purpose of the trip. Main Purpose categories include: Personal (holiday and vacation, other personal), Business and professional

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Total arrivals by Mode of Transport

Arrivals by Mode of Transport

Total international arrivals, disaggregated by Mode of Transport of the trip. Modes of Transport include: Air, Water, Land (railway, road, other)

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Total arrivals by form of organization

Arrivals by form of organization

Total international arrivals, disaggregated by form of organization. Forms of organization include: Package tour, Other

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Accommodation

Accommodation

Total number of Guests and Nights spent in accommodation establishments. Data disaggregated by: All establishments, Hotels and similar establishments.

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Expenditure by Main Purpose

Expenditure by Main Purpose

Total inbound travel expenditure, disaggregated by Main Purpose of the trip. Main Purpose categories include: Personal, Business and professional

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Other indicators

Other indicators

Other relevant indicators related to inbound tourism. These include: Average size of party, Average length of stay, Average expenditure per day

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Total trips

Total trips

Total domestic tourism trips, disaggregated by: Overnight, Same-day

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Total trips by Main Purpose

Trips by Main Purpose

Total domestic tourism trips, disaggregated by Main Purpose of trip. Main Purpose categories include: Personal (holiday and vacation, other personal), Business and professional

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Total trips by Mode of Transport

Trips by Mode of Transport

Total domestic tourism trips, disaggregated by Main Mode of Transport. Modes of Transport include: Air, Water, Land (railway, road, other).

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Total trips by form of organization

Trips by form of organization

Total domestic tourism trips, disaggregated by form of organization of the trip. Forms of organization include: Package tour, Other

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Accommodation

Accommodation

Total number of Guests and Nights spent in accommodation establishments by domestic tourists. Data disaggregated by: All establishments, Hotels and similar establishments

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Other indicators

Other indicators

Other relevant indicators related to domestic tourism. These include: Average size of party, Average length of stay, Average expenditure per day

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Total departures

Total international departures. Data disaggregated by: Overnight, Same-day

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Expenditure

Total outbound tourism expenditure, disaggregated by: Travel, Passenger Transport

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Expenditure by Main Purpose

Expenditure by Main Purpose

Total outbound travel expenditure, disaggregated by Main Purpose of the trip. Main Purpose categories include: Personal, Business and professional

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Other indicators

Other indicators

Other relevant indicators related to outbound tourism. These include: Average length of stay, Average expenditure per day

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Accommodation in hotels and similar establihsments

Accommodation in hotels and similar establihsments

Monetary data related to accommodation activities. Indicators include: output, intermediate consumption, Gross Value Added, compensation of employees, Gross Fixed Capital Formation.

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Accommodation in hotels and similar establihsments

Accommodation in hotels and similar establihsments

Non-monetary data related to accommodation activities. Indicators include: total number of establishments, total number of rooms, total number of bed-places.

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Travel Agencies and other reservation services

Travel Agencies and other reservation services

Monetary data related to travel agencies and other reservation services activity. Indicators include: output, intermediate consumption, Gross Value Added, compensation of employees, Gross Fixed Capital Formation.

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Travel Agencies and other reservation services

Travel Agencies and other reservation services

Non-monetary data related to travel agencies and other reservation services activity. Indicators include: total domestic trips , total inbound trips and total outbound trips.

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Number of establishments by type

Number of establishments by type

Total number of tourism establishments in the country, by type. Types of establishment include: Accommodation, Food and Beverage, Passenger transportation, Travel Agencies and reservation services, Other

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Other indicators

Other indicators

Other relevant indicators related to performance of tourism industries. Indicators include: Occupancy rate (rooms, bed-places), Average length of stay, Available capacity

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Number employees by tourism industry

Number employees by tourism industry

Total number of employees, disaggregated by tourism industry. Tourism industries include: Accommodation, Food and Beverage, Passenger transportation, Travel Agencies and reservation services, Other

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Number of jobs by status

Number of jobs by status

Total number of jobs, disaggregated by: Employees, Self-employed

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Number of full-time equivalent jobs

Number of full-time equivalent jobs

Total full-time equivalent jobs, as defined by the TSA:RMF 2008. Data disaggregated by status (employees, self-employed) and gender.

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Demand

Demand

Indicators include: Gross travel propensity, Inboud and Domestic tourists over population

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International tourism

International tourism

Indicators include: Inbound and outbound expenditure over GDP, Tourism balance, Tourism openness, Tourism coverage, Inbound expenditure over exports, Outbound expenditure over imports, Inbound expenditure over current accounts credits, Outbound expenditure over current accounts debits

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Estimated international arrivals flows for 2018

International tourism flows

Arrivals: Border Statistics

Arrivals: Border Statistics

Total arrivals of non-resident tourists and visitors at national borders, disaggregated by country of residence and citizenship

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Arrivals: Statistics on accommodation establishments

Arrivals: Statistics on accommodation establishments

Total arrivals of non-resident tourists in hotels and similar establishments and all types of accommodation, disaggregated by country of residence and citizenship

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Overnight stays

Overnight stays

Total overnight stays (total nights) of non-resident tourists in hotels and similar establishments and all types of accommodation, by country of origin

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To explore and visualize these data, also go to the UNWTO Tourism Dashboard.