Tourism in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines recorded a total of 80,000 tourists in 2018, ranking 185th 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 Vincent and the Grenadines, the result is much more comparable picture: With 0.73 tourists per resident, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ranked 71st in the world. In Caribbean, it ranked 17th.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines generated around 241.00 million US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 29.71 percent of its the gross domestic product.



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Development of the tourism sector in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines from 1995 to 2018

The following chart shows the number of tourist arrivals registered in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 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 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Revenues in tourism

In 1995, tourism revenues amounted to 53.00 million USD, or about 16.77 percent of the gross national product. This corresponded to about 60,000 tourists at that time and roughly 883 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 241.00 million USD, accounting for 29.71 percent of the gross national product. Each visitor now spends an average of 3,013 USD for his holiday in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Tourism receipts in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines per year

All data for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in detail

YearNumber of touristsReceipts% of GNPReceipts per tourist
199560,00053.00 m $16.77 %883 $
199658,00064.00 m $19.31 %1,103 $
199765,00071.00 m $20.42 %1,092 $
199867,00073.00 m $19.54 %1,090 $
199968,00085.00 m $21.75 %1,250 $
200073,00082.00 m $20.69 %1,123 $
200171,00089.00 m $20.70 %1,254 $
200278,00091.00 m $19.70 %1,167 $
200379,00091.00 m $18.89 %1,152 $
200487,00096.00 m $18.39 %1,103 $
200596,000104.00 m $18.88 %1,083 $
200697,000113.00 m $18.50 %1,165 $
200790,000110.00 m $16.07 %1,222 $
200884,00096.00 m $13.80 %1,143 $
200975,00088.00 m $13.04 %1,173 $
201072,00086.00 m $12.62 %1,194 $
201174,00092.00 m $13.61 %1,243 $
201274,00094.00 m $13.57 %1,270 $
201372,00092.00 m $12.76 %1,278 $
201471,000178.50 m $24.53 %2,514 $
201575,000211.10 m $27.95 %2,815 $
201679,000221.30 m $28.58 %2,801 $
201776,000216.40 m $27.32 %2,847 $
201880,000241.00 m $29.71 %3,013 $


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