Tourism in Comoros

Comoros recorded a total of 7,000 tourists in 2020, ranking 199th 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 Comoros, the result is much more comparable picture: With 0.0080 tourists per resident, Comoros ranked 188th in the world. In Eastern Africa, it ranked 14th.

Comoros generated around 18.50 million US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 1.5 percent of its the gross domestic product and approximately 0 percent of all international tourism receipts in Eastern Africa.

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On average, each of the tourists arriving in 2020 spent about 2,235 US Dollars.

Development of the tourism sector in Comoros from 1995 to 2020

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

Tourists per year in Comoros

Revenues in tourism

In 1995, tourism revenues amounted to 22.00 million USD, or about 5.5 percent of the gross national product. This corresponded to about 23,000 tourists at that time and roughly 957 USD per person. Within 25 years, the country's dependence on tourism has decreased substantially. In the last year of the survey, the revenue now amounts to 18.50 million USD, accounting for 1.5 percent of the gross national product. Each visitor now spends an average of 2,643 USD for his holiday in Comoros.

Tourism receipts in Comoros per year

All data for Comoros in detail

YearNumberof touristsReceipts% of GNPIncome per tourist
20207,00018.50 m $1.5 %2,643 $
201945,100.0072.70 m $6.1 %1,612 $
201835,900.0073.70 m $6.2 %2,053 $
201728,00060.60 m $5.6 %2,164 $
201626,800.0050.50 m $5.0 %1,884 $
201523,600.0051.60 m $5.3 %2,186 $
201422,800.0062.80 m $5.5 %2,754 $
201222,800.0039.30 m $3.9 %1,724 $
201118,800.0042.20 m $4.1 %2,245 $
201015,300.0035.20 m $3.9 %2,301 $
200911,300.0032.30 m $3.6 %2,858 $
200814,800.0037.40 m $4.1 %2,527 $
200715,200.0030.40 m $3.8 %2,000 $
200628,50027.40 m $3.9 %961 $
200525,900.0024.40 m $3.7 %942 $
200423,300.0021.40 m $3.4 %918 $
200320,600.0015.60 m $2.9 %757 $
200218,900.0010.90 m $2.6 %577 $
200119,400.009.00 m $2.4 %464 $
200024,00015.00 m $4.3 %625 $
199924,00019.00 m $5.0 %792 $
199827,00016.00 m $4.3 %593 $
199726,00026.00 m $7.1 %1,000 $
199624,00023.00 m $5.8 %958 $
199523,00022.00 m $5.5 %957 $

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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