Tourism satellite accounts: Implementation in Tanzania

Amit Sharma, Michael Olsen

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While tourism satellite accounts are officially recognized by the World Tourism Organization and the United Nations as the methodology for assessing the magnitude of the industry in a country's economy, their implementation remains a challenge for most countries the world over. This paper highlights a "bottom-up" approach of implementation in Tanzania. The observations of this experience emphasize benefits of the process rather than simply calculating its final output of economic impact estimates. The analysis indicates a number of spin-off benefits, whose ramifications go beyond the statistical database.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)367-385
Number of pages19
JournalAnnals of Tourism Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Development
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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