Tourism in Madagascar
Madagascar recorded a total of 291,000 tourists in 2018, ranking 156th 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 Madagascar, the result is much more comparable picture: With 0.011 tourists per resident, Madagascar ranked 189th in the world. In Eastern Africa, it ranked 15th.
Madagascar generated around 879.00 million US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 6.2 percent of its the gross domestic product and approximately 7 percent of all international tourism receipts in Eastern Africa.
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On average, each of the tourists arriving in 2018 spent about 2,698 US Dollars.
Development of the tourism sector in Madagascar from 1995 to 2018
The following chart shows the number of tourist arrivals registered in Madagascar 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 16 countries in Eastern Africa.
Revenues in tourism
In 1995, tourism revenues amounted to 106.00 million USD, or about 3.4 percent of the gross national product. This corresponded to about 75,000 tourists at that time and roughly 1,413 USD per person. Within 23 years, the country's dependence on tourism has increased noticeably. In the last year of the survey, the revenue now amounts to 879.00 million USD, accounting for 6.3 percent of the gross national product. Each visitor now spends an average of 3,021 USD for his holiday in Madagascar.
All data for Madagascar in detail
All data correspond to the information of the World Tourism Organization.