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The Tourism Satellite Accounts (TSA) give an overview of the role that tourism plays in South Africa and provide information on tourism's contribution to the South African economy both in terms of expenditure and employment.
The TSA for South Africa is compiled and published by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) according to the framework (Tourism Satellite Account: Recommended Methodological Framework (TSA:RMF)) developed by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).
The TSA is one element of a System of Tourism Statistics (STS) that provides information for the understanding and monitoring of the impact of tourism on the South African economy over time. The other elements of the STS for South Africa include the surveys of international tourists and domestic visitors, visitor arrival statistics, tourist accommodation and food and beverages statistics.