Regional Workshop on 'Tourism Satellite Accounts'

Date : 30 November - 03 December 2015 Venue : Almaty - Kazakhstan

The Regional Workshop on ‘Tourism Satellite Accounts (TSA)’ was organised by SESRIC in collaboration with the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and hosted by the Committee on Statistics of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan on 30 November-3 December 2015 in Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan.

The Regional Workshop on the TSA was a follow-up activity of the Regional Workshop on Tourism Statistics and Tourism Satellite Accounts ( organized at the SESRIC Headquarters on 2-4 December 2014 within the framework of the 2013-SESRIC-0111 Project. The Project was among the successful final projects of the Statistics and Information Department of SESRIC that was selected for the Project Cycle Management (PCM) Programme Funding of the OIC Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation (COMCEC) for the year 2014.

The Regional Workshop on TSA focused on the Central Asia and South Asia regions of the OIC and was attended by 16 experts working at the National Statistical Offices, Tourism Authorities, and Central Banks from Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

The main purposes of the Regional Workshop on TSA were to:

  • explain the TSA structure and the relationships between its tables; provide necessary clarification of the TSA underlying concepts;
  • provide venue for the exchange of knowledge and country experiences in the preparation of TSA, in addressing challenges in collecting basic tourism data as well as in the interpretation of the TSA results for more informed decision making by the tourism industries; and
  • assist countries in setting up their longer term work programme on the TSA development.

During the Workshop, the participants found the opportunity to cover the compilation fundamentals of the 10 tables under the TSA methodology and shared their experiences in producing the relevant TSA tables based on their country practices.


  • Agenda (English)
  • Final Report (English)
  • Country Presentations
    • Tourism Statistics in Azerbaijan (English)
    • Tourism Statistics Compilation in the Central Bank of Azerbaijan (Russian)
    • Compilation of Tourism Satellite Accounts: Experience of Bangladesh (English)
    • Tourism Satellite Accounts in Iran (English)
    • The Legal Framework and Institutional Arrangements for TSA Compilation and National Plans for the TSA Development in Pakistan (English)
    • Tourism Satellite Accounts (TSA): Country Status of Pakistan (English)
    • Tourism Arrival Statistics to Tajikistan in 2015 (English)
    • Tourism Statistics in Tajikistan (Russian)
  • UNWTO Presentations
    • Agenda item 2.1 - Introduction and Overview of TSA (Russian)
    • Agenda item 2.2 - Summary of Country Responses to Questionnaire Circulated before the Workshop (Russian)
    • Agenda item 2.3 - Legal Framework and Institutional Arrangements (English)
    • Agenda item 3.1 - Characteristic Tourism Products in the CPC-2 and CPA2008 (Russian)
    • Agenda item 3.1 - Tourism from the Demand Perspective: Tables 1-4 (Russian)
    • Agenda item 4.1 – Compilation of Tables 1 & 3 (Russian)
    • Agenda item 5.1 - Compilation of Table 2 (Russian)
    • Agenda item 6.1 - Compilation of Table 4 (Russian)
    • Agenda item 7.1 - Tourism from the Supply Perspective (Russian)
    • Agenda item 7.2 – Mapping of TCHA 2008 Codes and Descriptions to ISIC4 Codes and Descriptions (English)
    • Agenda item 7.5 - Table 5: Net Valuation of Travel Agencies Output (Russian)
    • Agenda item 8.1 – Compilation of Table 5 (Russian)
    • Agenda item 9.1 - Compilation of Table 6 (Russian)
    • Agenda item 10.1 - Compilation of Table 7 (Russian)
    • Agenda item 11.1 - Compilation of Table 8 (Russian)
    • Agenda item 11.3 - Compilation of Table 9 (Russian)
    • Agenda item 12.1 - Compilation of Table 10 (Russian)