Training Course on ‘Tourism Statistics’ in Gambia
Date : 24-26 August 2016 Venue : Serre Kunda - Gambia

In accordance with its 2016 Annual Work Plan and within the framework of Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme, SESRIC has organised the Training Course on ‘Tourism Statistics’ at Gambia Bureau of Statistics on 24-26 August 2016.

The Training Course was conducted by Mr. Yunus Lugya Koire, Statistician at Uganda Bureau of Statistics with the participation of relevant officials of Gambia Bureau of Statistics.

As defined in the Classification of Statistical Activities (CSA Rev. 1 - October 2009;; Tourism – covered statistics regarding visitor activity (such as arrivals/departures, overnight stays, expenditures, purpose of the visit, etc.) associated to different forms of tourism (inbound, domestic and outbound), tourism industries activity and infrastructure, employment and tourism satellite accounts.

The Training Course on ‘Tourism Statistics’ included discussion activities with a focus on the following topics:

  • Introduction
    • Tourism in developing countries (Africa)
    • Methodology framework for tourism indicators
    • Indicator definitions , scope of coverage data sources compilation methodologies used and periodicity
  • Arrivals and Departures data
    • Total arrivals verses visitor arrivals
    • Purposes of visit
    • Length of stay
  • Tourism expenditure and Motivation Surveys
    • Methodology
  • Tourists Accommodation Statistics (Surveys)
    • Income from accommodation
    • Bed and room occupancy rates
    • Business sampling frame(Accommodation establishments registered for VAT
    • Modelling accommodation data from censuses (sampling frame)
  • Visitors to tourism attraction sites
    • National Parks
    • Reserves
  • Tourism Satellite Account (TSA)
    • TSA Tables
  • Tourism in compilation of GDP
    • Government total expenditure (on tourism) as a percentage of total budget
  • Domestic tourism
  • Other tourism statistics
    • Employment in the tourism sector
    • Tourism training institution
    • Number of conference visitors (local and international visitors)

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  • Accommodation and Tour Operator (English)
  • Arrival and Departure Statistics (English)
  • Domestic Tourist Surveys (English)
  • Tourism Expenditure and Motivation Surveys (English)
  • Tourism Satellite Account (English)
  • Visitors to Tourist Attraction Sites Statistics (English)