Tourism in Guinea

Guinea recorded a total of 35,000 tourists in 2015, ranking 190th 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 0.003 tourists per resident, Guinea ranked 197th in the world. In Western Africa, it ranked 14th.

Guinea generated around 17.40 million US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 0.17 percent of its the gross domestic product.



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Development of the tourism sector in Guinea from 1996 to 2015

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 911,000.00 USD, or about 0.025 percent of the gross national product. Within 21 years, the country's dependence on tourism has increased drastically. In the last year of the survey, the revenue now amounts to 17.40 million USD, accounting for 0.19 percent of the gross national product.

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

All data for Guinea in detail

YearNumber of touristsReceipts\% of GNPExpences per person
199612,000.009.30 m $0.24 %775 $
199717,000.004.80 m $0.13 %282 $
199823,000.004.30 m $0.12 %187 $
199927,000.005.80 m $0.17 %215 $
200033,000.007.80 m $0.26 %236 $
200138,000.008.20 m $0.29 %216 $
200243,000.00
200344,000.00
200445,000.00
200545,000.00
200646,100.00
200730,000.001.10 m $0.019 %37 $
200824,000.002.40 m $0.034 %100 $
201012,400.002.04 m $0.029 %165 $
2011131,000.002.12 m $0.033 %16 $
201296,000.001.68 m $0.022 %18 $
201356,000.00
201433,000.0017.40 m $0.20 %527 $
201535,000.0027.00 m $0.30 %771 $


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