INRouTe the International Network on Regional Economics Mobility and Tourism, which focuses on advancing towards guidelines on measuring tourism at the subnational level, has been working during more than seven years now, and during the past four years has been developing the publication on its version 1: Tourism, territory and sustainability: a statistical insight at subnational levels: towards a Set of UNWTO Guidelines.  The annexes of the present document can be accessed here

This document is the result of the UNWTO/INRouTe Agreement signed in July 2011. Although old version parts of the present document have been circulated in different occasions along the last three years, on January 24th 2017 it was presented and well received at the 17th UNWTO Committee on Statistics and the Tourism Satellite Account.

This publication is undergoing a Global Discussion launched by UNWTO.

in2destination team as experts contributing to the document, and as coordinators and technical secretariat of INRouTe, we are very much interested in your comments and suggestions on this first statistical insight of tourism at sub-national levels which is based on the two UNWTO international statistical standards on tourism statistics, namely:

– the International Recommendations for Tourism Statistics 2008 (IRTS 2008) and

– the Tourism Satellite Account: Recommended Methodological Framework 2008 (TSA:RMF 2008),

as well as the UNWTO International Recommendations for Tourism Statistics 2008 Compilation Guide.

If you might find this document of potential interest to other colleagues, please share it with them; if that would be the case we want to thank you in advance for your collaboration.

If you find too time-consuming reading the document from A to Z, we would like to provide some suggestions on how to read the document:

Please see the Subject Index  and look if you find those items that you are mainly interested in.

The Overview chapter has been drafted in order to have a basic understanding about the content and scope of the document (you will find basic recommendations in some of the paragraphs (for instance in 0.1 / 0.15 / 0.25 / 0.28 and o.29 / 0.41 to 0.45)

If you are particularly interested in the conceptual framework used, see paragraphs 0.13 / 0.16 and 0.17 /0.46 to 0.51 / 1.28 / 3.13 to 3.18 / 5.43 to 5.46

We will be most grateful if you could send your comments and suggestions to UNWTO at by February 28, 2017 in order to prepare the revised document.