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Tourism in Venezuela

Venezuela recorded a total of 429,000 tourists in 2017, ranking 158th 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 Venezuela, the result is much more comparable picture: With 0.015 tourists per resident, Venezuela ranked 188th in the world. In South America, it ranked 12th.

Venezuela generated around 546.00 m US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 0.11 percent of its the gross domestic product and approximately 2 percent of all international tourism receipts in South America.

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On average, each of the tourists arriving in 2016 spent about 702 US Dollars. Conversely, the inhabitants of Venezuela spend as much as 1,671 dollars a year when they themselves spend vacations abroad.

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 12 countries in South America.

Tourists per year in Venezuela

Revenues in tourism

In 1995, tourism revenues amounted to 995.00 m USD, or about 1.3 percent of the gross national product. This corresponded to about 879,000 tourists at that time and roughly 1,132 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 m USD, accounting for 0.19 percent of the gross national product. Each visitor now spends an average of 931 USD for his holiday in Venezuela.

Tourism receipts in Venezuela per year

All data for Venezuela in detail

YearNumberof touristsReceipts% of GNPIncome per tourist
2017429,000
2016681,000546.00 m $802 $
2015882,000654.00 m $741 $
2014967,000900.00 m $0.19 %931 $
20131.09 m926.00 m $0.25 %853 $
20121.06 m904.00 m $0.24 %852 $
2011625,000806.00 m $0.25 %1,290 $
2010535,000885.00 m $0.23 %1,654 $
2009567,0001.05 bn $0.32 %1,857 $
2008702,0001.10 bn $0.35 %1,563 $
2007898,000972.00 m $0.42 %1,082 $
2006883,000843.00 m $0.46 %955 $
2005846,000722.00 m $0.50 %853 $
2004618,000554.00 m $0.49 %896 $
2003435,000378.00 m $0.45 %869 $
2002590,000484.00 m $0.52 %820 $
2001792,000677.00 m $0.55 %855 $
2000602,000469.00 m $0.40 %779 $
1999702,000643.00 m $0.66 %916 $
1998813,000769.00 m $0.84 %946 $
1997933,000623.00 m $0.73 %668 $
1996960,0001.03 bn $1.5 %1,069 $
1995879,000995.00 m $1.3 %1,132 $


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

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