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.
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.
- MST Brochure
- Overview the initiative
- Experiences from Pilot Studies in Measuring the Sustainability of Tourism: A Synopsis for Policymakers
- Measuring the Sustainability of Tourism - Learning from Pilots
- Statistical Framework for Measuring the Sustainability of Tourism (SF-MST) - Draft
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
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, UNWTO is joining efforts to provide a single ESG framework that can be used as a single reference by all kinds of tourism businesses.More information
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
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