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This will be the sixth edition of the UNWTO International Conference on Tourism Statistics. Over the course of the previous five conferences in Ottawa (1990), Nice (1999), Vancouver (2001), Iguazu (2005) and Bali (2009), the core components of tourism statistics have been defined and established. These have been landmark events having decisively contributed to the establishment of key concepts, definitions, classifications and indicators which are nowadays viewed as the foundation of the System of Tourism Statistics.

UNWTO, with the support of UNSD, set up an initiative Towards a Statistical Framework for Measuring Sustainable Tourism (MST). It builds on and complements previous strategic projects of UNWTO which resulted in the United Nations approval of the Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) and the International Recommendations for Tourism Statistics (IRTS).

The Manila Conference is framed in the context of the MST initiative and aims to address the issue of the measurement of sustainable tourism in the framework of the 2017 United Nations International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.

Provisional Agenda (PDF)

Concept Note (PDF)