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 arrivals are the number of visitors who travel to a country other than that where they have their usual residence for a period not exceeding 12 months and whose main purpose in visiting is other than an activity remunerated from within 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).