Tourism in Togo

Togo recorded a total of 496,000 tourists in 2017, ranking 136th 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 0.064 tourists per resident, Togo ranked 153rd in the world. In Western Africa, it ranked 5th.

Togo generated around 223.00 million US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 4.7 percent of its the gross domestic product.



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Development of the tourism sector in Togo from 1995 to 2017

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 countries in Western Africa.

Tourists per year in Togo

Revenues in tourism

In 1995, tourism revenues amounted to 13.00 million 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 21 years, the country's dependence on tourism has increased drastically. In the last year of the survey, the revenue now amounts to 223.00 million USD, accounting for 5.0 percent of the gross national product. Each visitor now spends an average of 660 USD for his holiday in Togo.

Annual receipts as percentage of the gross national product:
Tourism receipts in Togo per year

All data for Togo in detail

YearNumber of touristsReceipts% of GNPExpences per person
199553,00013.00 m $0.99 %245 $
199658,00010.00 m $0.68 %172 $
199792,00012.00 m $0.80 %130 $
199869,00015.00 m $0.95 %217 $
199970,00010.00 m $0.63 %143 $
200060,00011.00 m $0.74 %183 $
200157,00014.00 m $0.95 %246 $
200258,00016.00 m $0.94 %276 $
200361,00026.00 m $1.2 %426 $
200483,00025.00 m $1.1 %301 $
200581,00027.00 m $1.2 %333 $
200694,00023.00 m $0.98 %245 $
200786,00038.00 m $1.4 %442 $
200874,00044.00 m $1.3 %595 $
2009150,00073.00 m $2.2 %487 $
2010202,000105.00 m $3.1 %520 $
2011300,000209.00 m $5.4 %697 $
2012235,000206.00 m $5.3 %877 $
2013327,000233.00 m $5.4 %713 $
2014282,000233.00 m $5.1 %826 $
2015273,000212.00 m $5.1 %777 $
2016338,000223.00 m $5.0 %660 $
2017496,000


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