Tourism in SenegalSenegal recorded a total of 1 m tourists in 2017, ranking 121st 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 Senegal, the result is much more comparable picture: With 0.082 tourists per resident, Senegal ranked 156th in the world. In Western Africa, it ranked 4th.
Senegal generated around 557.00 m US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 2.2 percent of its the gross domestic product and approximately 10 percent of all international tourism receipts in Western Africa.
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Development of the tourism sector in Senegal from 1995 to 2017The following chart shows the number of tourist arrivals registered in Senegal 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.
Revenues in tourismIn 1995, tourism revenues amounted to 168.18 m USD, or about 2.7 percent of the gross national product. This corresponded to about 280,000 tourists at that time and roughly 601 USD per person. Within 23 years, the country's dependence on tourism has decreased slightly. In the last year of the survey, the revenue now amounts to 557.00 m USD, accounting for 2.4 percent of the gross national product.
All data for Senegal in detail
|Year||Number||Receipts||% of GNP||Income|
|2017||1.38 m||470.00 m $||2.2 %||342 $|
|2016||1.22 m||439.00 m $||2.3 %||360 $|
|2015||1.01 m||417.00 m $||2.3 %||411 $|
|2014||976,000||482.00 m $||2.4 %||494 $|
|2013||1.07 m||495.00 m $||2.6 %||463 $|
|2012||967,000||469.00 m $||2.7 %||485 $|
|2011||977,000||525.00 m $||2.9 %||537 $|
|2010||906,000||464.00 m $||2.9 %||512 $|
|2009||815,000||474.00 m $||2.9 %||582 $|
|2008||877,000||637.00 m $||3.8 %||726 $|
|2007||879,000||622.00 m $||4.4 %||708 $|
|2006||876,000||329.00 m $||2.8 %||376 $|
|2005||779,000||334.00 m $||3.0 %||429 $|
|2004||677,000||286.00 m $||2.8 %||422 $|
|2003||502,000||269.00 m $||3.1 %||536 $|
|2002||427,000||210.00 m $||3.1 %||492 $|
|2001||396,000||175.00 m $||2.8 %||442 $|
|2000||389,000||152.00 m $||2.6 %||391 $|
|1999||369,000||183.00 m $||2.8 %||496 $|
|1998||352,000||181.00 m $||2.8 %||514 $|
|1997||314,000||171.00 m $||2.9 %||545 $|
|1996||282,000||164.00 m $||2.6 %||582 $|
|1995||280,000||168.18 m $||2.7 %||601 $|
All data correspond to the information of the World Tourism Organization.