Tourism in RwandaRwanda recorded a total of 2 m tourists in 2019, ranking 115th 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 Rwanda, the result is much more comparable picture: With 0.13 tourists per resident, Rwanda ranked 143rd in the world. In Eastern Africa, it ranked 4th.
Rwanda generated around 635.90 m US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 6.2 percent of its the gross domestic product and approximately 6 percent of all international tourism receipts in Eastern Africa.
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On average, each of the tourists arriving in 2019 spent about 341 US Dollars.
Development of the tourism sector in Rwanda from 2000 to 2019The following chart shows the number of tourist arrivals registered in Rwanda 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 tourismIn 1995, tourism revenues amounted to 4.00 m USD, or about 0.31 percent of the gross national product. Within 24 years, the country's dependence on tourism has increased drastically. In the last year of the survey, the revenue now amounts to 635.90 m USD, accounting for 6.1 percent of the gross national product. Each visitor now spends an average of 389 USD for his holiday in Rwanda.
All data for Rwanda in detail
|Year||Number||Receipts||% of GNP||Income|
|2019||1.63 m||635.90 m $||6.1 %||389 $|
|2018||1.71 m||547.00 m $||5.7 %||320 $|
|2017||1.57 m||496.50 m $||5.4 %||316 $|
|2016||1.38 m||443.00 m $||5.1 %||322 $|
|2015||1.30 m||427.00 m $||5.0 %||329 $|
|2014||1.22 m||376.00 m $||4.6 %||308 $|
|2013||1.12 m||364.00 m $||4.7 %||324 $|
|2012||1.06 m||337.00 m $||4.4 %||318 $|
|2011||908,000||298.00 m $||4.3 %||328 $|
|2010||667,000||224.00 m $||3.6 %||336 $|
|2009||664,000||223.00 m $||4.1 %||336 $|
|2008||669,000||224.00 m $||4.6 %||335 $|
|2007||610,000||177.00 m $||4.6 %||290 $|
|2006||531,000||148.00 m $||4.7 %||279 $|
|2001||113,000||29.00 m $||1.7 %||257 $|
|2000||104,000||27.00 m $||1.6 %||260 $|
All data correspond to the information of the World Tourism Organization.