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Tourism in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines recorded a total of 392,000 tourists in 2019, ranking 161st 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 3.5 tourists per resident, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ranked 35th in the world. In Caribbean, it ranked 14th.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines generated around 241.00 m US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 29.76 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 593 US Dollars.

Development of the tourism sector in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines from 1995 to 2019

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 m USD, or about 16.77 percent of the gross national product. This corresponded to about 218,000 tourists at that time and roughly 243 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 m USD, accounting for 29.71 percent of the gross national product. Each visitor now spends an average of 677 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

YearNumberof touristsReceipts% of GNPIncome per tourist
2019392,000
2018356,000241.00 m $29.71 %677 $
2017303,000216.40 m $27.32 %714 $
2016227,000221.30 m $28.58 %975 $
2015207,000211.10 m $27.95 %1,020 $
2014205,000178.50 m $24.53 %871 $
2013200,00092.00 m $12.76 %460 $
2012200,00094.00 m $13.57 %470 $
2011208,00092.00 m $13.61 %442 $
2010231,00086.00 m $12.62 %372 $
2009271,00088.00 m $13.04 %325 $
2008250,00096.00 m $13.80 %384 $
2007328,000110.00 m $16.07 %335 $
2006306,000113.00 m $18.50 %369 $
2005256,000104.00 m $18.88 %406 $
2004262,00096.00 m $18.39 %366 $
2003242,00091.00 m $18.89 %376 $
2002247,00091.00 m $19.70 %368 $
2001254,00089.00 m $20.70 %350 $
2000256,00082.00 m $20.69 %320 $
1999223,00085.00 m $21.75 %381 $
1998202,00073.00 m $19.54 %361 $
1997200,00071.00 m $20.42 %355 $
1996216,00064.00 m $19.31 %296 $
1995218,00053.00 m $16.77 %243 $


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

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