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 65.72 percent of its the gross domestic product and approximately 2 percent of all international tourism receipts in Caribbean.

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On average, each of the tourists arriving in 2018 spent about 1,594 US Dollars.

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 69.44 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 70.70 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 $
2014358,000584.00 m $69.44 %1,631 $
2015386,000619.00 m $65.71 %1,604 $
2016449,000706.00 m $68.38 %1,572 $
2017416,400571.00 m $55.85 %1,371 $
2018441,000787.00 m $70.70 %1,785 $

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

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