Tourism in the Republic of the Congo

the Republic of the Congo recorded a total of 224,000 tourists in 2016, ranking 159th 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 the Republic of the Congo, the result is much more comparable picture: With 0.043 tourists per resident, the Republic of the Congo ranked 164th in the world. In Central Africa, it ranked 2nd.

The Republic of the Congo generated around 57.00 million US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 0.65 percent of its the gross domestic product.



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Development of the tourism sector in the Republic of the Congo from 1995 to 2016

The following chart shows the number of tourist arrivals registered in the Republic of the Congo 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 countries in Central Africa.

Tourists per year in the Republic of the Congo

Revenues in tourism

In 1995, tourism revenues amounted to 14.67 million USD, or about 0.69 percent of the gross national product. This corresponded to about 37,000.00 tourists at that time and roughly 396 USD per person. Within 19 years, the country's dependence on tourism has decreased substantially. In the last year of the survey, the revenue now amounts to 57.00 million USD, accounting for 0.40 percent of the gross national product. Each visitor now spends an average of 209 USD for his holiday in the Republic of the Congo.

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

All data for the Republic of the Congo in detail

YearNumber of touristsReceipts\% of GNPExpences per person
199537,000.0014.67 m $0.69 %396 $
199639,000.0011.02 m $0.43 %283 $
199727,000.0010.00 m $0.43 %370 $
199820,000.009.00 m $0.46 %450 $
199914,000.0013.50 m $0.57 %964 $
200019,000.0012.40 m $0.39 %653 $
200127,000.0022.60 m $0.81 %837 $
200222,000.0025.60 m $0.85 %1,164 $
200323,000.0030.00 m $0.86 %1,304 $
200431,000.0023.10 m $0.50 %745 $
200535,000.0040.00 m $0.66 %1,143 $
200646,000.0045.00 m $0.58 %978 $
200755,000.0031.40 m $0.37 %571 $
200862,000.0037.00 m $0.31 %597 $
200994,000.0085.00 m $0.89 %904 $
2010101,000.0039.00 m $0.32 %386 $
2011168,000.0047.00 m $0.33 %280 $
2012204,000.0068.00 m $0.50 %333 $
2013231,000.0053.00 m $0.38 %229 $
2014273,000.0057.00 m $0.40 %209 $
2015363,000.00
2016224,000.00


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