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## Economy Statistics > Tourist arrivals > Gambia, The (historical data)

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 Date Amount Rank 2008 147,000 #131 2007 143,000 #145 2006 125,000 #147 2005 108,000 #149 2004 90,000 #151 2003 89,000 #148 2002 81,000 #146 2001 57,000 #151 2000 79,000 #141 1999 96,000 #134 1998 91,000 #139 1997 85,000 #138 1996 77,000 #138 1995 45,000 #146

DEFINITION: International inbound tourists (overnight visitors) are the number of tourists who travel to a country other than that in which they have their usual residence, but outside their usual environment, for a period not exceeding 12 months and whose main purpose in visiting is other than an activity remunerated from within the country visited. When data on number of tourists are not available, the number of visitors, which includes tourists, same-day visitors, cruise passengers, and crew members, is shown instead. Sources and collection methods for arrivals differ across countries. In some cases data are from border statistics (police, immigration, and the like) and supplemented by border surveys. In other cases data are from tourism accommodation establishments. For some countries number of arrivals is limited to arrivals by air and for others to arrivals staying in hotels. Some countries include arrivals of nationals residing abroad while others do not. Caution should thus be used in comparing arrivals across countries. The data on inbound tourists refer to the number of arrivals, not to the number of people traveling. Thus a person who makes several trips to a country during a given period is counted each time as a new arrival."

SOURCE: World Tourism Organisation, Yearbook of Tourism Statistics, Compendium of Tourism Statistics and data files.

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