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.