Tourism in Comoros

Comoros recorded a total of 35,900 tourists in 2018, ranking 192nd 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 0.042 tourists per resident, Comoros ranked 166th in the world. In Eastern Africa, it ranked 9th.

Comoros generated around 76.70 million US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 6.6 percent of its the gross domestic product and approximately 1 percent of all international tourism receipts in Eastern Africa.

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On average, each of the tourists arriving in 2018 spent about 1,908 US Dollars.

Development of the tourism sector in Comoros from 1995 to 2018

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 23 years, the country's dependence on tourism has increased slightly. In the last year of the survey, the revenue now amounts to 76.70 million USD, accounting for 6.5 percent of the gross national product. Each visitor now spends an average of 2,136 USD for his holiday in Comoros.

Tourism receipts in Comoros per year

All data for Comoros in detail

YearNumber of touristsReceipts% of GNPReceipts per tourist
199523,00022.00 m $5.5 %957 $
199624,00023.00 m $5.8 %958 $
199726,00026.00 m $7.1 %1,000 $
199827,00016.00 m $4.3 %593 $
199924,00019.00 m $5.0 %792 $
200024,00015.00 m $4.3 %625 $
200119,4009.00 m $2.4 %464 $
200218,90010.90 m $2.6 %577 $
200320,60015.60 m $2.9 %757 $
200423,30021.40 m $3.4 %918 $
200525,90024.40 m $3.7 %942 $
200628,50027.40 m $3.9 %961 $
200715,20030.40 m $3.8 %2,000 $
200814,80037.40 m $4.1 %2,527 $
200911,30032.30 m $3.6 %2,858 $
201015,30035.20 m $3.9 %2,301 $
201118,80042.20 m $4.1 %2,245 $
201222,80039.30 m $3.9 %1,724 $
201321,900
201422,80062.80 m $5.5 %2,754 $
201523,60051.60 m $5.3 %2,186 $
201626,80050.50 m $5.0 %1,884 $
201728,00060.60 m $5.6 %2,164 $
201835,90076.70 m $6.5 %2,136 $


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

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