Tourism in Angola

Angola recorded a total of 218,000 tourists in 2018, ranking 164th 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 Angola, the result is much more comparable picture: With 0.0071 tourists per resident, Angola ranked 194th in the world. In Central Africa, it ranked 6th.

Angola generated around 557.00 million US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 0.53 percent of its the gross domestic product.



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Development of the tourism sector in Angola from 1995 to 2018

The following chart shows the number of tourist arrivals registered in Angola 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.

The red line represents the average of all countries in Central Africa.

Tourists per year in Angola

Revenues in tourism

In 1995, tourism revenues amounted to 27.00 million USD, or about 0.49 percent of the gross national product. This corresponded to about 9,000 tourists at that time and roughly 3,000 USD per person. Within 23 years, the country's dependence on tourism has increased slightly. In the last year of the survey, the revenue now amounts to 557.00 million USD, accounting for 0.53 percent of the gross national product. Each visitor now spends an average of 2,555 USD for his holiday in Angola.

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

All data for Angola in detail

YearNumber of touristsReceipts% of GNPExpences per person
19959,00027.00 m $0.49 %3,000 $
199621,00038.00 m $0.50 %1,810 $
199745,00024.00 m $0.31 %533 $
199852,00039.00 m $0.60 %750 $
199945,00031.00 m $0.50 %689 $
200051,00034.00 m $0.37 %667 $
200167,00035.00 m $0.39 %522 $
200291,00051.00 m $0.33 %560 $
2003107,00063.00 m $0.35 %589 $
2004194,00082.00 m $0.35 %423 $
2005210,000103.00 m $0.28 %490 $
2006121,00091.00 m $0.17 %752 $
2007195,000236.00 m $0.36 %1,210 $
2008294,000293.00 m $0.33 %997 $
2009366,000554.00 m $0.79 %1,514 $
2010425,000726.00 m $0.87 %1,708 $
2011481,000653.00 m $0.58 %1,358 $
2012528,000711.00 m $0.56 %1,347 $
2013650,0001.24 bn $0.91 %1,909 $
2014595,0001.60 bn $1.1 %2,684 $
2015592,0001.17 bn $1.0 %1,978 $
2016397,000628.00 m $0.62 %1,582 $
2017261,000884.00 m $0.72 %3,387 $
2018218,000557.00 m $0.53 %2,555 $


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