Tourism in Tajikistan

Tajikistan recorded a total of 1 m tourists in 2018, ranking 132nd 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 Tajikistan, the result is much more comparable picture: With 0.11 tourists per resident, Tajikistan ranked 147th in the world. In Central Asia, it ranked 4th.

Tajikistan generated around 179.10 m US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 2.2 percent of its the gross domestic product and approximately 3 percent of all international tourism receipts in Central Asia.

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Development of the tourism sector in Tajikistan from 1996 to 2018

The following chart shows the number of tourist arrivals registered in Tajikistan 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 Tajikistan

Revenues in tourism

In 2002, tourism revenues amounted to 5.00 m USD, or about 0.41 percent of the gross national product. Within 17 years, the country's dependence on tourism has increased drastically. In the last year of the survey, the revenue now amounts to 179.10 m USD, accounting for 2.2 percent of the gross national product.

Tourism receipts in Tajikistan per year

All data for Tajikistan in detail

YearNumberof touristsReceipts% of GNPIncome per tourist
20181.04 m170.90 m $2.2 %165 $
2017431,000171.60 m $2.3 %398 $
2016344,000149.60 m $2.1 %435 $
2015414,000146.00 m $1.8 %353 $
2014213,000220.20 m $2.4 %1,034 $
2013208,000233.30 m $2.8 %1,122 $
2012244,000286.60 m $3.8 %1,175 $
2011183,000184.10 m $2.8 %1,006 $
2010160,000141.50 m $2.5 %884 $
2009207,00019.50 m $0.39 %94 $
2008325,00023.70 m $0.46 %73 $

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

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