Tourism in Guinea

Guinea recorded a total of 99,000 tourists in 2017, ranking 181st 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 Guinea, the result is much more comparable picture: With 0.0078 tourists per resident, Guinea ranked 190th in the world. In Western Africa, it ranked 10th.

Guinea generated around 7.70 million US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 0.057 percent of its the gross domestic product.



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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 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 Guinea

Revenues in tourism

In 1995, tourism revenues amounted to 911,000 USD, or about 0.025 percent of the gross national product. Within 23 years, the country's dependence on tourism has increased drastically. In the last year of the survey, the revenue now amounts to 7.70 million USD, accounting for 0.063 percent of the gross national product.

Tourism receipts in Guinea per year

All data for Guinea in detail

YearNumber of touristsReceipts% of GNPReceipts per tourist
199612,0009.30 m $0.24 %775 $
199717,0004.80 m $0.13 %282 $
199823,0004.30 m $0.12 %187 $
199927,0005.80 m $0.17 %215 $
200033,0007.80 m $0.26 %236 $
200138,0008.20 m $0.29 %216 $
200243,000
200344,000
200445,000
200545,000
200646,100
200730,0001.10 m $0.018 %37 $
200824,0002.40 m $0.035 %100 $
201012,4002.04 m $0.030 %165 $
2011131,0002.12 m $0.031 %16 $
201296,0001.68 m $0.022 %18 $
201356,000
201433,00017.10 m $0.19 %518 $
201535,0008.20 m $0.093 %234 $
201663,00016.60 m $0.19 %263 $
201799,00016.60 m $0.16 %168 $


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

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