The data are from the World Tourism Organization. They obtained data from questionnaries sent to government offices, supplemented with data published by official sources.
International tourism receipts are extremely important for developing nations, contributing to the balance of payments and reducing external debt.
This indicator shows expenditures by international inbound visitors, including payments to national carriers for international transport.
These receipts should include any other prepayment made for goods ans services received in the destination country. They also may include receipts from same-day visitors, except in cases where these are important enough to justify a separate classification. Their share in exports is calculated as a ratio to exports of goods and services.
The data is only aggregated if at least 75 % of the observations are available (i.e. % of population or % of area or % of countries) on an annual basis.
The value "-9999" corresponds to "No Data".
Several values are calculated by extrapolations and interpolations; they are exclusively used for the regional/subregional and global aggregations.
Calculated pre 1991-1992 relative country share
Former Yugoslavia SFR:
International tourism departures are the number of departures that people make from their country of usual residence to any other country for any purpose other than a remunerated activity in the country visited.
Copyright c 2002 (Aggregations) United Nations Environment Programme/DEWA/GRID-Geneva.
Data aggregation made by Andrea DeBono and Ola Nordbeck (UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva).