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Tourism in Togo

Togo recorded a total of 876,000 tourists in 2019, ranking 141st 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 Togo, the result is much more comparable picture: With 0.11 tourists per resident, Togo ranked 150th in the world. In Western Africa, it ranked 3rd.

Togo generated around 269.00 m US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 3.6 percent of its the gross domestic product and approximately 5 percent of all international tourism receipts in Western Africa.

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On average, each of the tourists arriving in 2018 spent about 411 US Dollars. Conversely, the inhabitants of Togo spend only around 241 dollars a year when they themselves spend vacations abroad.

Development of the tourism sector in Togo from 1995 to 2019

The following chart shows the number of tourist arrivals registered in Togo 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 Togo

Revenues in tourism

In 1995, tourism revenues amounted to 13.00 m USD, or about 0.99 percent of the gross national product. This corresponded to about 53,000 tourists at that time and roughly 245 USD per person. Within 23 years, the country's dependence on tourism has increased drastically. In the last year of the survey, the revenue now amounts to 269.00 m USD, accounting for 3.8 percent of the gross national product. Each visitor now spends an average of 469 USD for his holiday in Togo.

Tourism receipts in Togo per year

All data for Togo in detail

YearNumberof touristsReceipts% of GNPIncome per tourist
2019876,000
2018573,000269.00 m $3.8 %469 $
2017514,000245.00 m $3.8 %477 $
2016338,000223.00 m $3.7 %660 $
2015273,000212.00 m $5.1 %777 $
2014282,000233.00 m $5.1 %826 $
2013327,000233.00 m $5.4 %713 $
2012235,000206.00 m $5.3 %877 $
2011300,000209.00 m $5.4 %697 $
2010202,000105.00 m $3.1 %520 $
2009150,00073.00 m $2.2 %487 $
200874,00044.00 m $1.3 %595 $
200786,00038.00 m $1.4 %442 $
200694,00023.00 m $0.98 %245 $
200581,00027.00 m $1.2 %333 $
200483,00025.00 m $1.1 %301 $
200361,00026.00 m $1.2 %426 $
200258,00016.00 m $0.94 %276 $
200157,00014.00 m $0.95 %246 $
200060,00011.00 m $0.74 %183 $
199970,00010.00 m $0.63 %143 $
199869,00015.00 m $0.95 %217 $
199792,00012.00 m $0.80 %130 $
199658,00010.00 m $0.68 %172 $
199553,00013.00 m $0.99 %245 $


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

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