Definition: Tourism satellite account
A Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) provides an economic measure of the importance of tourism in terms of expenditures, GDP and employment for a given country. It integrates in a single format data about the supply and use of tourism-related goods and services, and it provides a summary measure of the contribution tourism makes to production and employment. It permits a comparison of tourism with other industries since the concepts and methods used are based on the System of National Accounts.
Eurostat, "Tourism Satellite Accounts in the European Union, Volume 1: Report on the implementation of TSA in 27 EU Member States", Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 2009