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Unpacking Tourism: Arch 3: Tourism & Sectors


UNWTO elibrary

In the database WTO-eLibrary you can find all the publications from the World Tourism Organisation. The subject areas reflect all important themes moving the tourism sector and include, among other, ecotourism, sustainable development, finance and investment, risk and crisis management, market research, tourism statistics and poverty alleviation. The UNWTO Elibrary contains books, journals, and statistical reports by country and by indicator.

Stay up-to-date with the Word Tourism Barometer:  



Explore Statista the database containing reports and data insights in the Tourism Industry.

OECD iLibrary

In the OECD i-Library you can find reports on many topics: economics, politics, environment, energy, education, social sciences and health.

Click on Statistics in the menu and choose de database OECD Tourism statistics to find statistics on  tourism indicators related to domestic travel, international travel, employment and economic data.

The report below is published every two years. It recommended a description of the trends in tourism worldwide and also tourism in 50 different countries, including the Netherlands.


Statistics CBS

As the national statistical office, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) provides reliable statistical information and data to produce insight into social issues, thus supporting the public debate, policy development and decision-making while contributing to prosperity, well-being and democracy.

Figures / Statline (statistical database)



NBTC is the Netherlands’ national destination management organization. We work for and with partners in different industries on our country’s positioning, development and marketing. Together we work towards turning the Netherlands into a liveable, popular, and valuable destination, for residents, visitors and businesses.

We are responsible for developing a national vision of tourism and putting it into practice. We inspire, connect and facilitate cities, regions, and other parties with knowledge and data. We provide support for questions relating to positioning, destination development, and marketing activities. We work with the tourism industry, regional and local destination management organizations, provinces, and ministries, devising great initiatives that attract visitors for holidays or business meetings in the Netherlands.

Read more about NBTC and the national vision 'Perspective Destination Netherlands 2030' on our corporate website.

NBTC is all about the development, branding, and marketing of the Netherlands as a destination.

As the national destination management organization of and for the Netherlands, NBTC provides a national vision for tourism based on relevant knowledge and insights. We use this vision to inspire, connect and facilitate cities, regions, business owners, and other stakeholders. To make our country a liveable, popular, and valuable destination for residents, visitors, and companies.