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Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Economy > Tourist arrivals

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.".

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 South Africa 9.59 million 2008
2 Zimbabwe 2.51 million 2007
3 Kenya 1.64 million 2006
4 Botswana 1.5 million 2008
5 Nigeria 1.11 million 2006
6 Rwanda 981,000 2008
7 Mauritius 930,000 2008
8 Namibia 929,000 2007
9 Senegal 875,000 2007
10 Uganda 844,000 2008
11 Zambia 812,000 2008
12 Mozambique 771,000 2007
13 Swaziland 754,000 2008
14 Tanzania 750,000 2008
15 Malawi 742,000 2008
16 Ghana 587,000 2007
17 Sudan 436,000 2007
18 Madagascar 375,000 2008
19 Ethiopia 330,000 2008
20 Cote d'Ivoire 301,000 1998
21 Angola 294,000 2008
=22 Cape Verde 285,000 2008
=22 Lesotho 285,000 2008
24 Burkina Faso 226,000 2008
25 Gabon 222,000 2003
26 Burundi 201,000 2006
27 Mali 190,000 2008
28 Benin 186,000 2007
29 Cameroon 185,000 2006
30 Seychelles 159,000 2008
31 The Gambia 147,000 2008
32 Eritrea 81,000 2007
33 Togo 74,000 2008
34 Niger 48,000 2007
35 Democratic Republic of the Congo 47,000 2007
36 Guinea 46,000 2006
37 Djibouti 40,000 2007
38 Sierra Leone 36,000 2008
=39 Mauritania 30,000 2000
=39 Guinea-Bissau 30,000 2007
41 Chad 25,000 2007
42 Comoros 15,000 2007
43 Central African Republic 14,000 2006
44 Sao Tome and Principe 12,000 2006

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Tourist arrivals. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Tourism Organisation, Yearbook of Tourism Statistics, Compendium of Tourism Statistics and data files. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Sub--Saharan-Africa/Economy/Tourist-arrivals

Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Economy > Tourist arrivals

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