Tourism in Algeria

Algeria recorded a total of 2 million tourists in 2016, ranking 82nd in the world in absolute terms.

Without including the size of a country, such a ranking list may not be very meaningful. By putting the tourist numbers in relation to the population of Algeria, the result is much more comparable picture: With 0.049 tourists per resident, Algeria ranked 156th in the world. In Northern Africa, it ranked 4th.

Algeria generated around 243.00 million US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 0.14 percent of its the gross domestic product.



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Development of the tourism sector in Algeria from 1995 to 2016

The following chart shows the number of tourist arrivals registered in Algeria each year. Anyone who spends at least one night in the country but does not live there for more than 12 months is considered a tourist. Insofar as the survey included the purpose of the trip, business trips and other non-tourism travel purposes have already been excluded. The number of people passing through within the same day, and e.g. crew members of ships or flights are also not considered as tourists in most countries. If the same person travels in and out more than once within the same year, each visit counts again.

Data in the chart are given in millions of tourists. The red line represents the average of all countries in Northern Africa.

Tourists per year in Algeria

Revenues in tourism

In 1995, tourism revenues amounted to 32.00 million USD, or about 0.077 percent of the gross national product. This corresponded to about 520,000.00 tourists at that time and roughly 62 USD per person. Within 21 years, the country's dependence on tourism has increased noticeably. In the last year of the survey, the revenue now amounts to 243.00 million USD, accounting for 0.15 percent of the gross national product. Each visitor now spends an average of 119 USD for his holiday in Algeria.

Annual receipts as percentage of the gross national product:
Tourism receipts in Algeria per year

All data for Algeria in detail

YearNumber of touristsReceipts\% of GNPExpences per person
1995520,000.0032.00 m $0.077 %62 $
1996605,000.0045.00 m $0.096 %74 $
1997635,000.0028.00 m $0.058 %44 $
1998678,000.0074.00 m $0.15 %109 $
1999749,000.0080.00 m $0.16 %107 $
2000866,000.00102.00 m $0.19 %118 $
2001901,000.00100.00 m $0.18 %111 $
2002988,000.00111.00 m $0.20 %112 $
20031.17 m112.00 m $0.17 %96 $
20041.23 m178.00 m $0.21 %144 $
20051.44 m477.00 m $0.46 %331 $
20061.64 m393.00 m $0.34 %240 $
20071.74 m334.00 m $0.25 %192 $
20081.77 m473.00 m $0.28 %267 $
20091.91 m361.00 m $0.26 %189 $
20102.07 m324.00 m $0.20 %157 $
20112.40 m300.00 m $0.15 %125 $
20122.63 m295.00 m $0.14 %112 $
20132.73 m326.00 m $0.16 %119 $
20142.30 m348.00 m $0.16 %151 $
20151.71 m357.00 m $0.22 %209 $
20162.04 m243.00 m $0.15 %119 $


All data correspond to the information of the World Tourism Organization.