1130.0 - Directory of Tourism Statistics, 2000  
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Introduction

The purpose of this Directory is to provide researchers with a ready reference to sources of statistical information about tourism. The ABS has endeavoured to include sources of tourism-related data which are available to the public and which relate to the latest five years. Readers should refer to the contact detail in the entry for more information. Below is a brief summary of the main sections of the Directory.

Data Sources


This section is the heart of the Directory. It presents details of the tourism-related data sources listed in this directory. Each data source contains the following information:

  • name of collection (or forecast);

  • contact;

  • purpose of collection;

  • description of collection;

  • data detail;

  • geographic coverage;

  • frequency of data availability;

  • historical data; and

  • products and services available.


Some entries also contain an ‘Example of information available’ which illustrates the type of data that are available from the data source. Please note that these examples constitute only a small amount of the information that is available and that more detailed data are available from the 'Contact’ for each data source.


Framework for the Collection and Publication of Tourism Statistics

This section briefly describes the Framework for the Collection and Publication of Tourism Statistics. This Framework continues to reflect development of statistical standards and classification. It includes a brief summary of the new Australian Tourism Satellite Accounts (ATSA) due for release in October 2000.

How to use and update the Directory

These sections contain guidelines for Tourism Directory use and provision for updating entries. Users of the directory should advise the ABS of any tourism collections not included in this Directory and any changes to current entries. This will enable the ABS to update the directory with a view to producing updated references on this site and future printed editions.

Australian Bureau of Statistics Services

This chapter provides a description of the various ABS products and services and a listing of ABS bookshop and Internet details. Please contact us if you would like to provide feedback or make a general inquiry.

List of Abbreviations

List of Abbreviations: A list of organisations and tourism related nomenclature is provided.

Inquiries

While every effort has been made to contact all likely sources of tourism related-data we would be grateful if readers could provide details of any omissions. The directory will be released and continually updated on the ABS Internet Web Site and future hard copy editions will be produced as needed. If you have information, require additional statistical information or wish to comment on any other aspect:


Please contact the
ABS on Canberra (02) 6252 6348, facsimile (02) 6251 5324, Internet : www.abs.gov.au or email us at client.services@abs.gov.au

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