Tourism in Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Kitts and Nevis recorded a total of 1 m tourists in 2019, ranking 130th 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 Saint Kitts and Nevis, the result is much more comparable picture: With 20.81 tourists per resident, Saint Kitts and Nevis ranked 7th in the world. In Caribbean, it ranked 4th.

Saint Kitts and Nevis generated around 367.00 m US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 39.57 percent of its the gross domestic product and approximately 1 percent of all international tourism receipts in Caribbean.

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On average, each of the tourists arriving in 2018 spent about 251 US Dollars.

Development of the tourism sector in Saint Kitts and Nevis from 1995 to 2019

The following chart shows the number of tourist arrivals registered in Saint Kitts and Nevis 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 Saint Kitts and Nevis

Revenues in tourism

In 1995, tourism revenues amounted to 63.00 m USD, or about 20.10 percent of the gross national product. This corresponded to about 203,000 tourists at that time and roughly 310 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 367.00 m USD, accounting for 36.31 percent of the gross national product. Each visitor now spends an average of 287 USD for his holiday in Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Tourism receipts in Saint Kitts and Nevis per year

All data for Saint Kitts and Nevis in detail

YearNumberof touristsReceipts% of GNPIncome per tourist
20191.11 m
20181.28 m367.00 m $36.31 %287 $
20171.19 m355.00 m $35.61 %297 $
20161.06 m332.00 m $34.19 %315 $
20151.04 m317.00 m $34.34 %306 $
2014818,000343.00 m $37.42 %419 $
2013695,000101.00 m $12.03 %145 $
2012666,00095.00 m $11.87 %143 $
2011723,00094.00 m $11.49 %130 $
2010624,00090.00 m $11.84 %144 $
2009548,00083.00 m $10.82 %151 $
2008533,000110.00 m $13.86 %206 $
2007379,000125.00 m $17.27 %330 $
2006350,000132.00 m $20.08 %377 $
2005365,000121.00 m $20.94 %332 $
2004383,000103.00 m $19.46 %269 $
2003247,00075.00 m $15.42 %304 $
2002240,00057.00 m $11.46 %238 $
2001334,00062.00 m $13.04 %186 $
2000247,00058.00 m $13.38 %235 $
1999226,00069.00 m $16.97 %305 $
1998250,00071.00 m $18.53 %284 $
1997194,00072.00 m $19.22 %371 $
1996172,00068.00 m $20.36 %395 $
1995203,00063.00 m $20.10 %310 $

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

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