Journal of
Hospitality Management and Tourism

  • Abbreviation: J. Hosp. Manage. Tourism
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6575
  • DOI: 10.5897/JHMT
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 72

Article in Press

The future perspective of tourism statistics

Vitalis Basera and Ladislaus Batinoluho

  •  Received: 09 November 2023
  •  Accepted: 29 April 2024
This article discusses, in brief, the future of tourism statistics for users and producers of tourism statistics founded on literature. Tourism industry changes, novel technologies and methodological changes have affected tourism statistics in presentation and use. Henceforth careful consideration to novel data gathering approaches and analytics is essential in the future of tourism statistics. An integrated and attentive classification of tourism data (big data, indicators and statistics) will remain the main concern for tourism practitioners and scholars. The considerate integration and assimilation of industry data with tourists’ digital traces, the proficiencies of data experts and the theoretic fortes of tourism academics will effect a remodel of tourism statistics setting. Big data is becoming integral to the tourism statistics. This article affords a transitory synopsis of the challenges and developments linked to usage of big data, tourism indicators and statistics in the future. The article proposes a new idea of tourism statistics by merging three diverse but corresponding facets of tourism data.

Keywords: Data sources, Statistics, Tourism, Tourism indicators, Big data