Tourism Statistics Takes Forefront at Statistics Workshop
“This time we selected to focus on the tourism statistics and the details of the balance of statistics, “said Mr. Karoly Kovacs – Chief of Statistics of International Trade in Services Section, of the United Nations at the launch of a statistics workshop on the Island.
Mr. Kovacs noted, this workshop was very important, as many countries have limitations in their resources for such areas.
Ms. Philomen Harrison – Program Director of Caricom Statistics added, this workshop was also an attempt to build capacity in a number of areas of statistics to inform policies, including tourism.
Ms. Harrison added, we have to pay more attention at how we compute travel, the balance of payments, tourism profile and foreign direct investment statistics.
These challenges we face need to be addressed with a ‘head on’ approach, so we can know exactly what is going on in terms of tourism, she continued.