Tourism Satellite Account

Development of a Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) for Papua New Guinea



What is a Tourism Satellite Account? 

A Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) is an important framework and tool for measuring the economic performance of tourism in a country by way of statistics and data.  It was developed by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), the Organisation for Economic Co-opération and Development (OECD), the Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat) and the United Nations Statistics Division.  

See: Tourism Satellite Account: Recommended Methodological Framework


Why does Papua New Guinea need a Tourism Satellite Account? 

The Tourism Promotion Authority (TPA) is initiating the development of a Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) in partnership with stakeholders like the National Statistics Office, Bank of Papua New Guinea and Internal Revenue Commission.  

Tourism's contribution to PNG's economy is not captured in the official national economic statistics in terms of GDP, employment, investment, expenditure and more. 

The valuable data obtained from PNG having a Tourism Satellite Account will encourage investment and greater government support for the nation's small but growing tourism industry. 

See: TPA Works Towards a Tourism Satellite Account 


Tourism Satellite Account Project 

The Tourism Promotion Authority (TPA), through the Marketing, Research and Statistics Unit, are developing a Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) for Papua New Guinea.  

For further information, please email: 

  • Mr. Noah Mikmik, Senior Research and Statistics Officer, Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority, email: [email protected].travel