Tourism in Comoros

Comoros recorded a total of 26,800 tourists in 2016, ranking 194th 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 0.033 tourists per resident, Comoros ranked 168th in the world. In Eastern Africa, it ranked 9th.

Comoros generated around 39.30 million US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 6.1 percent of its the gross domestic product.



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Development of the tourism sector in Comoros from 1995 to 2016

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 9.5 percent of the gross national product. This corresponded to about 23,000.00 tourists at that time and roughly 957 USD per person. Within 17 years, the country's dependence on tourism has decreased noticeably. In the last year of the survey, the revenue now amounts to 39.30 million USD, accounting for 6.9 percent of the gross national product. Each visitor now spends an average of 1,724 USD for his holiday in Comoros.

Annual receipts as percentage of the gross national product:
Tourism receipts in Comoros per year

All data for Comoros in detail

YearNumber of touristsReceipts\% of GNPExpences per person
199523,000.0022.00 m $9.5 %957 $
199624,000.0023.00 m $10.0 %958 $
199726,000.0026.00 m $12.26 %1,000 $
199827,000.0016.00 m $7.4 %593 $
199924,000.0019.00 m $8.5 %792 $
200024,000.0015.00 m $7.4 %625 $
200119,400.009.00 m $4.1 %464 $
200218,900.0010.90 m $4.4 %577 $
200320,600.0015.60 m $4.9 %757 $
200423,300.0021.40 m $5.8 %918 $
200525,900.0024.40 m $6.4 %942 $
200628,500.0027.40 m $6.7 %961 $
200715,200.0030.40 m $6.6 %2,000 $
200814,800.0037.40 m $7.1 %2,527 $
200911,300.0032.30 m $6.2 %2,858 $
201015,300.0035.20 m $6.6 %2,301 $
201118,800.0042.20 m $7.2 %2,245 $
201222,800.0039.30 m $6.9 %1,724 $
201321,900.00
201422,800.00
201523,600.00
201626,800.00


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