Other sources of tourism statistics Other sources of tourism statistics

  • Structural business statistics (SBS) are a rich and comprehensive source of information on businesses in the EU. Data is available at 4-digit level of NACE and includes a wide range of economic indicators, however most economic activities are not exclusively serving to and relying on tourists. Eurostat is currently exploring ways to integrate SBS and/or STS (short-term business statistics) data for certain so-called 'tourism characteristic activities' in the tourism statistics databases. First results of this exercise are presented in a Statistics in Focus publication: Tourism industries - economic analysis - Issue number 32/2013.
  • In the Balance of Payments, travel is one of the main items within the services current account. It differs from other components in that it is demand-oriented, as consumers "the traveller" move to the location of the service provider "the destination being visited".
  • The Community surveys on ICT usage by households and enterprises collect information on Europeans' usage of Internet for preparing or booking travel and accommodation and of the usage of ICT and e-business applications by enterprises in the tourist accommodation sector.
  • Passenger transport plays an important role in tourism, and vice versa. While certain aspects of transport can be both tourism-related and non tourism-related, other segments (for instance air transport) can be entirely linked to tourism activity.