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Tourism in Niger

Niger recorded a total of 85,000 tourists in 2020, ranking 176th 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 0.0035 tourists per resident, Niger ranked 198th in the world. In Western Africa, it ranked 14th.

Niger generated around 130.00 million US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 0.95 percent of its the gross domestic product and approximately 3 percent of all international tourism receipts in Western Africa.

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On average, each of the tourists arriving in 2019 spent about 572 US Dollars.

Development of the tourism sector in Niger from 1995 to 2020

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.

Tourists per year in Niger

Revenues in tourism

In 1995, tourism revenues amounted to 7.00 million USD, or about 0.30 percent of the gross national product. This corresponded to about 35,000 tourists at that time and roughly 200 USD per person. Within 24 years, the country's dependence on tourism has increased drastically. In the last year of the survey, the revenue now amounts to 130.00 million USD, accounting for 1.0 percent of the gross national product. Each visitor now spends an average of 677 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
202085,000
2019192,000130.00 m $1.0 %677 $
2018157,000114.00 m $0.89 %726 $
2017164,00091.00 m $0.81 %555 $
2016152,00084.00 m $0.81 %553 $
2015135,00080.00 m $0.83 %593 $
2014135,000100.00 m $0.92 %741 $
2013123,00059.00 m $0.58 %480 $
201294,00051.00 m $0.54 %543 $
201182,00054.00 m $0.62 %659 $
201074,000105.50 m $1.3 %1,426 $
200966,00069.00 m $0.94 %1,045 $
200873,00086.00 m $1.2 %1,178 $
200748,00044.00 m $0.77 %917 $
200660,00039.00 m $0.82 %650 $
200558,00043.90 m $1.0 %757 $
200457,00032.30 m $0.86 %567 $
200355,00027.50 m $0.81 %500 $
200239,00020.20 m $0.73 %518 $
200152,00030.10 m $1.2 %579 $
200050,00023.10 m $1.0 %462 $
199939,00025.10 m $0.99 %644 $
199841,00027.00 m $1.0 %659 $
199768,00028.60 m $1.2 %421 $
199668,00025.60 m $1.1 %376 $
199535,0007.00 m $0.30 %200 $


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

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