Tourism in Dominica

Dominica recorded a total of 63,000 tourists in 2018, ranking 187th 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 Dominica, the result is much more comparable picture: With 0.88 tourists per resident, Dominica ranked 63rd in the world. In Caribbean, it ranked 15th.

Dominica generated around 111.00 million US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 20.15 percent of its the gross domestic product.



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Development of the tourism sector in Dominica from 1995 to 2018

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

Revenues in tourism

In 1995, tourism revenues amounted to 42.00 million USD, or about 15.30 percent of the gross national product. This corresponded to about 60,000 tourists at that time and roughly 700 USD per person. Within 23 years, the country's dependence on tourism has increased noticeably. In the last year of the survey, the revenue now amounts to 111.00 million USD, accounting for 20.15 percent of the gross national product. Each visitor now spends an average of 1,762 USD for his holiday in Dominica.

Tourism receipts in Dominica per year

All data for Dominica in detail

YearNumber of touristsReceipts% of GNPReceipts per tourist
199560,00042.00 m $15.30 %700 $
199663,00044.00 m $15.05 %698 $
199765,00048.00 m $15.84 %738 $
199866,00047.00 m $14.58 %712 $
199974,00051.00 m $15.37 %689 $
200070,00048.00 m $14.39 %686 $
200166,00046.00 m $13.52 %697 $
200269,00046.00 m $13.81 %667 $
200373,00052.00 m $15.15 %712 $
200480,00061.00 m $16.61 %763 $
200579,00057.00 m $15.65 %722 $
200684,00072.00 m $18.45 %857 $
200781,00074.00 m $17.56 %914 $
200881,00076.00 m $16.59 %938 $
200975,00077.00 m $15.74 %1,027 $
201077,00094.00 m $19.04 %1,221 $
201176,000106.00 m $21.16 %1,395 $
201279,00076.00 m $15.64 %962 $
201378,00082.00 m $16.46 %1,051 $
201481,500216.00 m $41.52 %2,650 $
201575,000202.00 m $37.36 %2,693 $
201678,000198.00 m $34.36 %2,538 $
201772,000161.00 m $30.97 %2,236 $
201863,000111.00 m $20.15 %1,762 $


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