Tourism in Burundi
Burundi recorded a total of 299,000 tourists in 2017, ranking 154th in the world in absolute terms.
That smaller countries regularly perform lower in a comparison of the absolute number of guests, is obvious. By putting the tourist numbers in relation to the population of Burundi, the result is much more comparable picture: With 0.026 tourists per resident, Burundi ranked 178th in the world. In Eastern Africa, it ranked 13th.
Burundi generated around 3.90 million US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 0.13 percent of its the gross domestic product and approximately 0 percent of all international tourism receipts in Eastern Africa.
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Development of the tourism sector in Burundi from 1995 to 2017
The following chart shows the number of tourist arrivals registered in Burundi 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 16 countries in Eastern Africa.
Revenues in tourism
In 1995, tourism revenues amounted to 2.42 million USD, or about 0.24 percent of the gross national product. This corresponded to about 34,000 tourists at that time and roughly 71 USD per person. Within 23 years, the country's dependence on tourism has decreased substantially. In the last year of the survey, the revenue now amounts to 3.90 million USD, accounting for 0.13 percent of the gross national product.
All data for Burundi in detail
All data correspond to the information of the World Tourism Organization.