Tourism on the Northern Mariana Islands

the Northern Mariana Islands recorded a total of 517,000 tourists in 2018, ranking 139th 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 the Northern Mariana Islands, the result is much more comparable picture: With 9.0 tourists per resident, the Northern Mariana Islands ranked 6th in the world. In Micronesia, it ranked 2nd.

The Northern Mariana Islands generated around 655.00 million US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 49.51 percent of its the gross domestic product and approximately 99 percent of all international tourism receipts in Micronesia.

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On average, each of the tourists arriving in 1995 spent about 875 US Dollars.

Development of the tourism sector on the Northern Mariana Islands from 1995 to 2018

The following chart shows the number of tourist arrivals registered on the Northern Mariana Islands 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 6 countries in Micronesia.

Tourists per year on the Northern Mariana Islands

All data for the Northern Mariana Islands in detail

YearNumber of touristsReceipts% of GNPReceipts per tourist
1995669,000655.00 m $979 $
1996728,000
1997685,000
1998481,000
1999493,000
2000517,000
2001438,000
2002466,000
2003452,000
2004525,000
2005498,000
2006429,000
2007385,000
2008388,000
2009345,000
2010375,000
2011336,000
2012399,000
2013436,000
2014455,000
2015475,100
2016526,000
2017656,000
2018517,000


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

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