Mr. Christophe Demunter
Head of Tourism Statistics
Christophe Demunter entered the world of official statistics in 1997, in his home country Belgium. After seven years in labour market statistics and national accounts, he joined the European Commission's Luxembourg based statistical office Eurostat in 2004 to further develop ICT usage statistics in the EU. Since 2006 he coordinates tourism statistics, with a profound interest in moving the focus from collecting data to connecting data by exploring innovative, new data sources and methods. Recently, he was one of the driving forces behind the Commission’s data sharing agreements with four major international online platforms intermediating short-stay accommodation. Christophe holds master degrees in applied economics, criminology and European law.