15th Global Forum on Tourism Statistics: Call for Papers


Call for paper abstracts: deadline 10 June 2018

The OECD, the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru (MINCETUR), the National Institute of Statistics and Information of Peru (INEI) and the Statistical Office of the European Union (EUROSTAT) invite paper submissions for presentation at the 15th Global Forum on Tourism Statistics to be held on 28-30 November 2018 in Peru. The  Forum will include five plenary sessions where a maximum of 25 papers will be presented.


Conference topics

The Forum will focus on the following five themes :

  • Regional and sub-national tourism statistics
  • Macro-economic measurement dimension of tourism 
  • Sustainable Development Goals and sustainability of tourism
  • Innovative sources and methods
  • Measuring the activities and the impact of the sharing economy



Abstract submissions shall include:

  • the author(s) contact details – name, organisation, e-mail, phone;
  • the title of the proposed paper; and
  • the abstract (max. 400 wordsin English) including a short explanation on methodology and user value.

The papers should elaborate on the five identified themes and shall contain significant and original research results and/or experience using statistical information in tourism. Papers reporting and evaluating new methods, systems and models – especially where they employ realistic case analysis – and those concerning the application of statistics for the tourism industry will be particularly welcome. 

Please submit the abstracts to by 10 June 2018. The organising committee will then review the proposals and will invite the authors of the selected abstracts to submit their full papers by the end of June 2018.


Download the Call for Papers Guidelines


More information will be available through the event website in the coming weeks. 


Key dates

10 June 2018

Deadline for the submission of the abstracts

End June 2018

Notification to selected authors

Mid July 2018

Dissemination of the provisional programme

19 October 2018

Deadline for submission of the full papers

28-30 November 2018

15th Global Forum on Tourism Statistics



Ms. Jane Stacey, OECD 
tel: +33 1 45 24 94 26

About the Forum

Since 1994, the Global Forum on Tourism Statistics has provided a unique platform for the regular exchange of views and experiences on the production, dissemination and developments in tourism statistics. The objective of the Global Forum is to support progress on tourism statistics and its harmonisation, as well as exchange knowledge on the latest trends in measurement, sources and methods, in collaboration with governmental agencies, the private sector, researchers and academics from OECD and EU member and non-member countries, as well as OECD, Eurostat and other international organisations.


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