Definition: Statistical unit (Tourism and the environment)

Tourism

In environment statistics, the statistical unit is often best represented by a certain land or water area, the size of which may vary with the type of variable. For the purpose of environment management, it is preferable to use a small unit as the initial area of investigation (NUTS III or LOC).
Source:
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
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