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Tourism on the Northern Mariana Islands

the Northern Mariana Islands recorded a total of 487,000 tourists in 2019, ranking 154th 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 8.5 tourists per resident, the Northern Mariana Islands ranked 17th in the world. In Micronesia, it ranked 2nd.

The Northern Mariana Islands generated around 655.00 m US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 55.41 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 848 US Dollars.

Development of the tourism sector on the Northern Mariana Islands from 1995 to 2019

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

YearNumberof touristsReceipts% of GNPIncome per tourist
2019487,000
2018518,000
2017660,000
2016531,000
2015479,000
2014460,000
2013439,000
2012401,000
2011341,000
2010379,000
2009354,000
2008397,000
2007389,000
2006436,000
2005507,000
2004536,000
2003459,000
2002476,000
2001444,000
2000529,000
1999502,000
1998490,000
1997695,000
1996736,000
1995676,000655.00 m $969 $


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

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