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Tourism in Brunei

Brunei recorded a total of 333,000 tourists in 2019, ranking 165th 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 Brunei, the result is much more comparable picture: With 0.77 tourists per resident, Brunei ranked 81st in the world. In Southeast Asia, it ranked 3rd.

Brunei generated around 190.00 m US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 1.4 percent of its the gross domestic product and approximately 0 percent of all international tourism receipts in Southeast Asia.

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On average, each of the tourists arriving in 2018 spent about 598 US Dollars.

Development of the tourism sector in Brunei from 2004 to 2019

The following chart shows the number of tourist arrivals registered in Brunei 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.

Tourists per year in Brunei

Revenues in tourism

In 2001, tourism revenues amounted to 155.00 m USD, or about 2.8 percent of the gross national product. Within 17 years, the country's dependence on tourism has decreased substantially. In the last year of the survey, the revenue now amounts to 190.00 m USD, accounting for 1.4 percent of the gross national product. Each visitor now spends an average of 683 USD for his holiday in Brunei.

Tourism receipts in Brunei per year

All data for Brunei in detail

YearNumberof touristsReceipts% of GNPIncome per tourist
2019333,000
2018278,000190.00 m $1.4 %683 $
2017259,000177.00 m $1.5 %683 $
2016219,000144.00 m $1.3 %658 $
2015218,000147.00 m $1.1 %674 $
2014201,00079.00 m $0.46 %393 $
2013225,00096.00 m $0.53 %427 $
2012209,00092.00 m $0.48 %440 $
2011242,000
2010214,000
2009157,000254.00 m $2.4 %1,618 $
2008226,000242.00 m $1.7 %1,071 $
2007179,000233.00 m $1.9 %1,302 $
2006158,000224.00 m $2.0 %1,418 $
2005126,000191.00 m $2.0 %1,516 $
2004119,000181.00 m $2.3 %1,521 $


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

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