This publication presents the methodological approach of the Catalan Satellite Accounts for tourism. This approach is situated within the conceptual framework of statistics on tourism and the national accounts.
Since 2008, the common frame of reference used by statistics bodies when formulating tourism statistics has been the International Recommendations for Tourism Statistics 2008, from the World Tourism Organisation.
Idescat, in conjunction with different ministries of the Catalan Government, has carried several satellite accounts related to water, housing and culture. As far as tourism is concerned, the objective is to formulate the satellite account when the Input-Output Framework of Catalonia (MIOC-2011) is updated. The prior feasibility study of the satellite compatibility of tourism was published in March 2003, according to the Recommendations on the conceptual framework of the Tourism Satellite Account of the United Nations (2000).
For more information, please see Catalan Satellite Accounts.