On measuring the sustainability of tourism: MST
Measuring the Sustainability of Tourism aims to provide an internationally agreed statistical framework to measure the impacts and dependencies of tourism on the economy, society and the environment.
As a living example of going beyond GDP, MST will support the production in countries of reliable, internationally comparable data on the performance of countries and subnational tourism destinations when it comes to the sustainability of tourism.
All in all, MST will lead to more robust data to ensure that tourism action on the ground really contributes to the betterment of people’s lives now and into the future.
The MST Statistical Framework is being developed by UN Tourism in partnership with leading countries, and with the support of the United Nations Statistics Division, the International Labour Organization and others. Work is being led by the Expert Group on MST under the auspices of the UN Tourism Committee on Statistics.
Expert Group on MST
In advancing the MST statistical framework, an open Expert Group has been established to lead the technical development and support engagement among these key stakeholders.Expert Group on MST
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
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
UN Tourism 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
ESG Framework for tourism businesses
While a number of ESG reporting and disclosure initiatives already exist, they have been developed relatively independently, meaning the comparability and scalability of ESG reporting is limited. In this context, UN Tourism is joining efforts to provide a single ESG framework that can be used as a single reference by all kinds of tourism businesses.ESG Framework