welcomeWe are pleased to announce that the 14th edition of the Global Forum on Tourism Statistics will be held in Venice, Italy on 23-25 November 2016.

The event is organised jointly by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (MIBACT), the Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT), the Italian National Tourism Board (ENIT), the International Centre for Studies on Tourism Economics of the University of Venice (CISET), the Veneto Region, the Statistical Office of the European Union (EUROSTAT) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

The Global Forum on Tourism Statistics has been providing since 1994 a unique platform for the regular exchange of views and experiences on developments in tourism statistics. The aim is to discuss major technical issues concerning the establishment of harmonised tourism statistics in an environment that strengthens co-operation among Governments, the private sector, researchers, academics, OECD and EU member and non-member Countries and international Organisations.