Glossary of Terms

 

Tourist

Visitor who stays one or more nights in the place visited.

Reference: 1985 NEDA Glossary of Terms in Statistics, Philippine Statistical Yearbook, Compendium of Philippine Social Statistics (CPSS), 1991 and Economic and Social Indicators (ESI), 1998.

Board Resolution: Resolution No. 11 - Series of 2003 approved: 10/13/2003


Trade Fair/Exhibition

An event wherein products and/or services are presented/displayed to an invited audience for purposes of public relations, sales and /or marketing

Notes: Convention venues, companies and agencies which conduct trade fairs/exhibitions are the respondents to the Incentive Travel Survey, one of the components of DOT’s MICE Study

Reference: Travel and Tourism Intelligence The Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Exhibitions Industry by Dr. Adele Ladkin and Julie Spiller, 2000

Board Resolution: Resolution No. 9 - Series of 2008 approved: 9/10/2008


Travel agency

refers to entities qualified to sell tours, cruises, transportation, hotel accommodations, meals, transfers, sightseeing and all other elements of travel to visitors in a certain geographic area at a certain moment in time and within certain conditions. The agency acts as a broker, bringing the buyer and seller together. They do not substitute the service-providing unit, but play the role of providing information and access to the visitor and are the middlemen in the purchase of certain services.

Reference: Tourism Satellite Account: Methodological Reference, 2000 (WTO) paragraph 3.37, page 40; International Tourism: Global Perspective (WTO) 1st edition: October 1997, page 389; and Principles of Tourism, Part I – 1999, Zenaida L. Cruz, Ph.D.

Board Resolution: Resolution No. 12- Series of 2004 approved: 10/20/2004


Usual Environment

Corresponds to the geographical boundaries within which an individual displaces himself/herself within his/her regular routine of life; consists of the direct vicinity of his/her home and place of work or study and other places frequently visited.

Reference: 1985 NEDA Glossary of Terms in Statistics, Philippine Statistical Yearbook, Compendium of Philippine Social Statistics (CPSS), 1991 and Economic and Social Indicators (ESI), 1998.

Board Resolution: Resolution No. 11 - Series of 2003 approved: 10/13/2003


Visitor

Any person traveling to a place other than that of his/her usual environment for less than 12 months and whose main purpose of trip is other than the exercise of an activity remunerated from within the place visited.

Reference: 1985 NEDA Glossary of Terms in Statistics, Philippine Statistical Yearbook, Compendium of Philippine Social Statistics (CPSS), 1991 and Economic and Social Indicators (ESI), 1998.

Board Resolution:  Resolution No. 11 - Series of 2003 approved: 10/13/2003


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Given the importance of tourism in the overall economic growth in the country, one would wonder how much income does tourism bring into the country. In response to this, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)  and the Department of Tourism (DOT) are closely working together to measure the contribution of tourism in the economy through the institutionalization of the PTSA.