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Definition: International tourism receipts


International tourism receipts are defined as expenditures of international inbound visitors, including their payments to national carriers for international transport (although for the sake of consistency with the Balance of Payments recommendations of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) it is recommended to classify these international fare receipts separately). They should include any other prepayments or payments made afterwards for goods and services purchased from the country visited.
Eurostat, "Methodological manual on the design and implementation of surveys on inbound tourism", Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 2000, Appendix A, Classification and Glossary