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Tourism on the British Virgin Islands

the British Virgin Islands recorded a total of 302,400 tourists in 2019, ranking 170th 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 the British Virgin Islands, the result is much more comparable picture: With 10.00 tourists per resident, the British Virgin Islands ranked 14th in the world. In Caribbean, it ranked 9th.

The British Virgin Islands generated around 484.00 m US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to approximately 2 percent of all international tourism receipts in Caribbean.

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On average, each of the tourists arriving in 2015 spent about 1,078 US Dollars.

Development of the tourism sector on the British Virgin Islands from 1995 to 2019

The following chart shows the number of tourist arrivals registered on the British Virgin Islands 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 on the British Virgin Islands


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

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