Tourism on the Turks and Caicos Islands

the Turks and Caicos Islands recorded a total of 441,000 tourists in 2018, ranking 143rd 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 the Turks and Caicos Islands, the result is much more comparable picture: With 11.55 tourists per resident, the Turks and Caicos Islands ranked 3rd in the world. In Caribbean, it ranked 1st.

The Turks and Caicos Islands generated around 787.00 million US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 76.98 percent of its the gross domestic product.



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Development of the tourism sector on the Turks and Caicos Islands from 1995 to 2018

The following chart shows the number of tourist arrivals registered on the Turks and Caicos Islands 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 on the Turks and Caicos Islands

Revenues in tourism

In 2014, tourism revenues amounted to 584.00 million USD, or about 70.88 percent of the gross national product. This corresponded to about 358,000 tourists at that time and roughly 1,631 USD per person. Within 4 years, the country's dependence on tourism has increased slightly. In the last year of the survey, the revenue now amounts to 787.00 million USD, accounting for 76.98 percent of the gross national product. Each visitor now spends an average of 1,785 USD for his holiday on the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Tourism receipts on the Turks and Caicos Islands per year

All data for the Turks and Caicos Islands in detail

YearNumber of touristsReceipts% of GNPReceipts per tourist
199579,00053.00 m $671 $
199688,00099.00 m $1,125 $
199793,000113.00 m $1,215 $
1998111,000157.00 m $1,414 $
1999121,000238.00 m $1,967 $
2000152,000285.00 m $1,875 $
2001166,000311.00 m $1,873 $
2002155,000292.00 m $1,884 $
2003164,000
2004173,000
2005176,000
2006248,000
2007265,000
2008352,000
2009351,000
2010281,000
2011354,000
2012291,700
2013290,600
2014358,000584.00 m $70.88 %1,631 $
2015386,000619.00 m $69.28 %1,604 $
2016449,000706.00 m $74.29 %1,572 $
2017416,400571.00 m $59.32 %1,371 $
2018441,000787.00 m $76.98 %1,785 $


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