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Tourism in Dominica

Dominica recorded a total of 140,000 tourists in 2020, ranking 166th 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 1.9 tourists per resident, Dominica ranked 28th in the world. In Caribbean, it ranked 14th.

Dominica generated around 111.00 million US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 22.01 percent of its the gross domestic product and approximately 0 percent of all international tourism receipts in Caribbean.

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On average, each of the tourists arriving in 2018 spent about 472 US Dollars.

Development of the tourism sector in Dominica from 1995 to 2020

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.

The red line represents the average of all 21 countries in Caribbean.

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 203,000 tourists at that time and roughly 207 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 20.16 percent of the gross national product. Each visitor now spends an average of 558 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
2020140,000
2019322,000
2018199,000111.00 m $20.16 %558 $
2017230,000161.00 m $30.97 %700 $
2016356,000198.00 m $34.36 %556 $
2015358,000202.00 m $37.36 %564 $
2014370,000216.00 m $41.52 %584 $
2013311,00082.00 m $16.46 %264 $
2012348,00076.00 m $15.64 %218 $
2011418,000106.00 m $21.16 %254 $
2010595,00094.00 m $19.04 %158 $
2009608,00077.00 m $15.74 %127 $
2008468,00076.00 m $16.59 %162 $
2007437,00074.00 m $17.56 %169 $
2006465,00072.00 m $18.45 %155 $
2005381,00057.00 m $15.65 %150 $
2004466,00061.00 m $16.61 %131 $
2003254,00052.00 m $15.15 %205 $
2002208,00046.00 m $13.81 %221 $
2001276,00046.00 m $13.52 %167 $
2000312,00048.00 m $14.39 %154 $
1999280,00051.00 m $15.37 %182 $
1998312,00047.00 m $14.58 %151 $
1997299,00048.00 m $15.84 %161 $
1996261,00044.00 m $15.05 %169 $
1995203,00042.00 m $15.30 %207 $


Our data on tourist numbers, revenues and expenditures are based on information from the World Tourism Organization. However, to ensure international comparability, the data for some years or countries were manually researched and corrected if they obviously included visitors without overnight stays. In these cases, the data were taken from the official communications of the respective national tourism authorities.

The WTO additionally points out that in some countries the number of tourists is only counted at airports, in others also at border crossings or even hotels. A comprehensive and reliable indication is therefore hardly possible in any country.

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