Tourism in Venezuela

Venezuela recorded a total of 427,000 tourists in 2017, ranking 140th in the world in absolute terms.

Without including the size of a country, such a ranking list may not be very meaningful. By putting the tourist numbers in relation to the population of Venezuela, the result is much more comparable picture: With 0.013 tourists per resident, Venezuela ranked 185th in the world. In South America, it ranked 12th.

Venezuela generated around 546.00 million US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 0.11 percent of its the gross domestic product.



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Development of the tourism sector in Venezuela from 1995 to 2017

The following chart shows the number of tourist arrivals registered in Venezuela 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 countries in South America.

Tourists per year in Venezuela

Revenues in tourism

In 1995, tourism revenues amounted to 995.00 million USD, or about 1.3 percent of the gross national product. This corresponded to about 700,000 tourists at that time and roughly 1,421 USD per person. Within 19 years, the country's dependence on tourism has decreased substantially. In the last year of the survey, the revenue now amounts to 900.00 million USD, accounting for 0.19 percent of the gross national product. Each visitor now spends an average of 1,050 USD for his holiday in Venezuela.

Annual receipts as percentage of the gross national product:
Tourism receipts in Venezuela per year

All data for Venezuela in detail

YearNumber of touristsReceipts% of GNPExpences per person
1995700,000995.00 m $1.3 %1,421 $
1996759,0001.03 bn $1.5 %1,352 $
1997814,000623.00 m $0.73 %765 $
1998685,000769.00 m $0.84 %1,123 $
1999587,000643.00 m $0.66 %1,095 $
2000469,000469.00 m $0.40 %1,000 $
2001584,000677.00 m $0.55 %1,159 $
2002432,000484.00 m $0.52 %1,120 $
2003337,000378.00 m $0.45 %1,122 $
2004486,000554.00 m $0.49 %1,140 $
2005706,000722.00 m $0.50 %1,023 $
2006748,000843.00 m $0.46 %1,127 $
2007756,000972.00 m $0.42 %1,286 $
2008699,0001.10 bn $0.35 %1,569 $
2009562,0001.05 bn $0.32 %1,874 $
2010526,000885.00 m $0.23 %1,683 $
2011595,000806.00 m $0.25 %1,355 $
2012988,000904.00 m $0.24 %915 $
2013986,000926.00 m $0.25 %939 $
2014857,000900.00 m $0.19 %1,050 $
2015789,000654.00 m $829 $
2016601,000546.00 m $908 $
2017427,000


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