Tourism in Niger

Niger recorded a total of 157,000 tourists in 2018, ranking 171st 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 Niger, the result is much more comparable picture: With 0.0067 tourists per resident, Niger ranked 195th in the world. In Western Africa, it ranked 13th.

Niger generated around 91.00 million US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 0.70 percent of its the gross domestic product and approximately 2 percent of all international tourism receipts in Western Africa.

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On average, each of the tourists arriving in 2017 spent about 496 US Dollars.

Development of the tourism sector in Niger from 1995 to 2018

The following chart shows the number of tourist arrivals registered in Niger 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 15 countries in Western Africa.

Tourists per year in Niger

Revenues in tourism

In 1995, tourism revenues amounted to 7.00 million USD, or about 0.37 percent of the gross national product. This corresponded to about 35,000 tourists at that time and roughly 200 USD per person. Within 22 years, the country's dependence on tourism has increased drastically. In the last year of the survey, the revenue now amounts to 91.00 million USD, accounting for 0.81 percent of the gross national product. Each visitor now spends an average of 555 USD for his holiday in Niger.

Tourism receipts in Niger per year

All data for Niger in detail

YearNumber of touristsReceipts% of GNPReceipts per tourist
199535,0007.00 m $0.37 %200 $
199668,00025.60 m $1.3 %376 $
199768,00028.60 m $1.5 %421 $
199841,00027.00 m $1.3 %659 $
199939,00025.10 m $1.2 %644 $
200050,00023.10 m $1.3 %462 $
200152,00030.10 m $1.5 %579 $
200239,00020.20 m $0.93 %518 $
200355,00027.50 m $1.0 %500 $
200457,00032.30 m $1.1 %567 $
200558,00043.90 m $1.3 %757 $
200660,00039.00 m $1.1 %650 $
200748,00044.00 m $1.0 %917 $
200873,00086.00 m $1.6 %1,178 $
200966,00069.00 m $1.3 %1,045 $
201074,000105.50 m $1.4 %1,426 $
201182,00054.00 m $0.62 %659 $
201294,00051.00 m $0.54 %543 $
2013123,00059.00 m $0.58 %480 $
2014135,000100.00 m $0.92 %741 $
2015135,00080.00 m $0.83 %593 $
2016152,00084.00 m $0.81 %553 $
2017164,00091.00 m $0.81 %555 $
2018157,000


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

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