Tourism in BangladeshBangladesh recorded a total of 323,000 tourists in 2019, ranking 148th in the world in absolute terms.
The fact that larger countries regularly perform better in a comparison of the absolute number of guests is obvious. By putting the tourist numbers in relation to the population of Bangladesh, the result is much more comparable picture: With 0.0020 tourists per resident, Bangladesh ranked 201st in the world. In South Asia, it ranked 8th.
Bangladesh generated around 217.90 million US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 0.067 percent of its the gross domestic product and approximately 1 percent of all international tourism receipts in South Asia.
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Development of the tourism sector in Bangladesh from 1995 to 2019The following chart shows the number of tourist arrivals registered in Bangladesh 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.
Revenues in tourismIn 1995, tourism revenues amounted to 25.00 million USD, or about 0.066 percent of the gross national product. This corresponded to about 156,000 tourists at that time and roughly 160 USD per person. Within 25 years, the country's dependence on tourism has increased slightly. In the last year of the survey, the revenue now amounts to 217.90 million USD, accounting for 0.067 percent of the gross national product.
All data for Bangladesh in detail
|Year||Number||Receipts||% of GNP||Income|
|2019||323,000||391.00 m $||0.13 %||1,211 $|
|2018||267,000||357.00 m $||0.13 %||1,337 $|
|2017||237,000||348.00 m $||0.14 %||1,468 $|
|2016||182,000||214.30 m $||0.097 %||1,177 $|
|2015||126,000||150.30 m $||0.077 %||1,193 $|
|2014||134,000||154.00 m $||0.089 %||1,149 $|
|2013||104,000||131.00 m $||0.087 %||1,260 $|
|2012||160,000||105.00 m $||0.079 %||656 $|
|2011||157,000||97.00 m $||0.075 %||618 $|
|2010||139,000||103.00 m $||0.089 %||741 $|
|2009||267,000||77.00 m $||0.075 %||288 $|
|2008||467,000||75.00 m $||0.082 %||161 $|
|2007||289,000||76.00 m $||0.096 %||263 $|
|2006||200,000||79.00 m $||0.11 %||395 $|
|2005||208,000||82.00 m $||0.12 %||394 $|
|2004||271,000||76.00 m $||0.12 %||280 $|
|2003||245,000||59.00 m $||0.098 %||241 $|
|2002||207,000||59.00 m $||0.11 %||285 $|
|2001||207,000||48.00 m $||0.089 %||232 $|
|2000||199,000||50.00 m $||0.094 %||251 $|
|1999||173,000||50.00 m $||0.098 %||289 $|
|1998||172,000||52.00 m $||0.10 %||302 $|
|1997||182,000||62.00 m $||0.13 %||341 $|
|1996||166,000||33.00 m $||0.071 %||199 $|
|1995||156,000||25.00 m $||0.066 %||160 $|
Our data on tourist numbers, revenues and expenditures are based on information from the World Tourism Organization. However, to ensure international comparability, the data for some years or countries were manually researched and corrected if they obviously included visitors without overnight stays. In these cases, the data were taken from the official communications of the respective national tourism authorities.
The WTO additionally points out that in some countries the number of tourists is only counted at airports, in others also at border crossings or even hotels. A comprehensive and reliable indication is therefore hardly possible in any country.