Tourism in Guinea

Guinea recorded a total of 99,000 tourists in 2017, ranking 169th in the world in absolute terms. No se han publicado más datos recientes desde entonces.

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 Guinea, the result is much more comparable picture: With 0.0073 tourists per resident, Guinea ranked 190th in the world. In Western Africa, it ranked 12th.

In 2020, Guinea generated around 1.29 million US dollars in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 0.0080 percent of its the gross domestic product and approximately 0 percent of all international tourism receipts in Western Africa.

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Development of the tourism sector in Guinea from 1996 to 2017

The following chart shows the number of tourist arrivals registered in Guinea 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 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 Guinea

Revenues from tourism

In 1995, tourism revenues amounted to 911,000.01 USD, or about 0.025 percent of the gross national product. Within 25 years, the country's dependence on tourism has increased drastically. Before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, sales were $10.40 million billion, 0.077 percent of gross national product.

In 2020, tourist receipts plummeted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Of the $10.40 million billion (2019), only $1.29 million billion remained. This is a 88 percent decrease in Guinea.

Tourism receipts in Guinea per year

All data for Guinea in detail

YearNumber of touristsReceipts% of GNPReceipts per tourist
201799,00016.60 m $0.16 %168 $
201663,00016.60 m $0.19 %263 $
201535,00027.00 m $0.31 %771 $
201433,00017.10 m $0.19 %518 $
201296,0001.68 m $0.022 %17 $
2011131,0002.12 m $0.031 %16 $
201012,400.002.04 m $0.030 %165 $
200824,0002.40 m $0.035 %100 $
200730,0001.10 m $0.018 %37 $
200138,0008.20 m $0.29 %216 $
200033,0007.80 m $0.26 %236 $
199927,0005.80 m $0.17 %215 $
199823,0004.30 m $0.12 %187 $
199717,0004.80 m $0.13 %282 $
199612,0009.30 m $0.24 %775 $

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 World Tourism Organization additionally points out that in some countries, the number of tourists is only counted at airports, while in others they are also counted at border crossings or even hotels. A comprehensive and reliable indication is therefore hardly possible in any country.

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