Field Detail
Theme Population and Development
Code PD-ECD-1.6
Sub-theme Economic Development
Name Annual Number of Tourists
Definition Numbers of tourists are referred to as international overnight visitors who travel to a country which is not their usual residence, for a period not exceeding 12 months and the purpose for their visit not related to undertaking any economic activity in the country visited.
Calculation/Formula Annual Number of Tourists (Total tourist arrivals).
Unit of Measure Persons
Limitations Using the number of visitors in the absence of tourist numbers since this would include, other than tourists, same-day visitors, cruise-ship passengers, and crew members.
Purpose/Rationale Relates to tourism earnings from trade in services (Used in the calculation of tourism earnings)
Policy Linkages Pacific Plan
Preferred Data Sources Immigration statistics
Alternative_Data Sources Hotel Statistics
Primary Data Collection System National Administrative Records - National accounts, government budgets and plans
Frequency of Data Collection Annual
SPC Responsibility - Data Management SDP
SPC Programme SDP
Numerator Annual Number of Tourists arrivals