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Tourism in Chad

Chad recorded a total of 87,000 tourists in 2017, ranking 189th 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 Chad, the result is much more comparable picture: With 0.0053 tourists per resident, Chad ranked 199th in the world. In Central Africa, it ranked 7th.

Chad generated around 25.00 m US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 0.25 percent of its the gross domestic product and approximately 8 percent of all international tourism receipts in Central Africa.

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On average, each of the tourists arriving in 2002 spent about 684 US Dollars.

Development of the tourism sector in Chad from 1995 to 2017

The following chart shows the number of tourist arrivals registered in Chad 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 8 countries in Central Africa.

Tourists per year in Chad

Revenues in tourism

In 1995, tourism revenues amounted to 43.00 m USD, or about 3.0 percent of the gross national product. This corresponded to about 19,000 tourists at that time and roughly 2,263 USD per person. Within 7 years, the country's dependence on tourism has decreased substantially. In the last year of the survey, the revenue now amounts to 25.00 m USD, accounting for 1.3 percent of the gross national product. Each visitor now spends an average of 781 USD for his holiday in Chad.

Tourism receipts in Chad per year

All data for Chad in detail

YearNumberof touristsReceipts% of GNPIncome per tourist
201787,000
201698,000
2015120,000
2014119,000
201397,000
201286,000
201177,000
201071,000
200970,000
200861,000
200777,000
200646,000
200529,000
200426,000
200321,000
200232,00025.00 m $1.3 %781 $
200157,00023.00 m $1.3 %404 $
200043,00014.00 m $1.0 %326 $
199946,00015.00 m $0.98 %326 $
199841,00015.00 m $0.86 %366 $
199727,00022.00 m $1.4 %815 $
199620,00022.00 m $1.4 %1,100 $
199519,00043.00 m $3.0 %2,263 $


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

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