Tourism in Chad

Chad recorded a total of 87,000 tourists in 2017, ranking 182nd 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 0.0055 tourists per resident, Chad ranked 198th in the world. In Central Africa, it ranked 7th.

Chad generated around 25.00 million US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 0.22 percent of its the gross domestic product.



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Development of the tourism sector in Chad from 2006 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 million USD, or about 3.0 percent of the gross national product. 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 million USD, accounting for 1.3 percent of the gross national product.

Tourism receipts in Chad per year

All data for Chad in detail

YearNumber of touristsReceipts% of GNPReceipts per tourist
200646,000
200777,000
200861,000
200970,000
201071,000
201177,000
201286,000
201397,000
2014119,000
2015120,000
201698,000
201787,000


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