Tourism is gaining in economic and cultural importance worldwide. As a cross-sectoral industry, tourism affects a multitude of different economic activities such as accommodation and catering, transport, art and culture. The great variety of tourism services poses a particular challenge for holistic economic impact analyses.

Since we established the first nationwide Tourism Satellite Account for Germany we regularly determine the contribution of tourism to value creation, employment and public revenues at federal and state levels. In addition, the results of the Tourism Satellite Account provide the basis for further data-based analyses of the tourism industry – for example, the effects of digitization trends, the development of specific market segments like MICE, and the sustainable development of tourism in Germany.