Tourism in Algeria

Algeria recorded a total of 2 million tourists in 2019, ranking 91st 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 0.054 tourists per resident, Algeria ranked 166th in the world. In Northern Africa, it ranked 5th.

Algeria generated around 140.00 million US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 0.097 percent of its the gross domestic product and approximately 1 percent of all international tourism receipts in Northern Africa.

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On average, each of the tourists arriving in 2019 spent about 52 US Dollars. Conversely, the inhabitants of Algeria spend as much as 102 dollars a year when they themselves spend vacations abroad.

Development of the tourism sector in Algeria from 1995 to 2019

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 6 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 tourists at that time and roughly 62 USD per person. Within 24 years, the country's dependence on tourism has increased slightly. In the last year of the survey, the revenue now amounts to 140.00 million USD, accounting for 0.082 percent of the gross national product. Each visitor now spends an average of 59 USD for his holiday in Algeria.

Tourism receipts in Algeria per year

All data for Algeria in detail

YearNumberof touristsReceipts% of GNPIncome per tourist
20192.37 m140.00 m $0.082 %59 $
20182.66 m196.50 m $0.11 %74 $
20172.45 m171.00 m $0.10 %70 $
20162.04 m246.00 m $0.15 %121 $
20151.71 m347.00 m $0.21 %203 $
20142.30 m316.00 m $0.15 %137 $
20132.73 m326.00 m $0.16 %119 $
20122.63 m295.00 m $0.14 %112 $
20112.40 m300.00 m $0.15 %125 $
20102.07 m324.00 m $0.20 %157 $
20091.91 m361.00 m $0.26 %189 $
20081.77 m473.00 m $0.28 %267 $
20071.74 m334.00 m $0.25 %192 $
20061.64 m393.00 m $0.34 %240 $
20051.44 m477.00 m $0.46 %331 $
20041.23 m178.00 m $0.21 %144 $
20031.17 m112.00 m $0.17 %96 $
2002988,000111.00 m $0.20 %112 $
2001901,000100.00 m $0.18 %111 $
2000866,000102.00 m $0.19 %118 $
1999749,00080.00 m $0.16 %107 $
1998678,00074.00 m $0.15 %109 $
1997635,00028.00 m $0.058 %44 $
1996605,00045.00 m $0.096 %74 $
1995520,00032.00 m $0.077 %62 $

Our data on tourist numbers, revenues and expenditures are based on information from the World Tourism Organization. However, to ensure international comparability, the data for some years or countries were manually researched and corrected if they obviously included visitors without overnight stays. In these cases, the data were taken from the official communications of the respective national tourism authorities.

The WTO additionally points out that in some countries the number of tourists is only counted at airports, in others also at border crossings or even hotels. A comprehensive and reliable indication is therefore hardly possible in any country.

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