Tourism satellite accounts (TSAs)

Tourism Satellite Accounts (TSAs) are used to capture and analyse the tourism industry as an economic phenomenon in the context of the national accounts and other business statistics, using the national accounts as a framework and integration pattern. However, the TSA is more than just a subsystem of the national accounts, especially because it can be extended to consider, whenever necessary, additional important data such as employment and investment. The TSA concept differentiates between tourism-specific, tourism-related and non-tourism-specific production, value added and employment effects are assessed.