Tourism in Palau
Palau recorded a total of 106,000 tourists in 2018, ranking 180th 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 Palau, the result is much more comparable picture: With 5.9 tourists per resident, Palau ranked 12th in the world. In Micronesia, it ranked 3rd.
Palau generated around 123.00 million US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 45.83 percent of its the gross domestic product and approximately 82 percent of all international tourism receipts in Micronesia.
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On average, each of the tourists arriving in 2017 spent about 893 US Dollars.
Development of the tourism sector in Palau from 1995 to 2018
The following chart shows the number of tourist arrivals registered in Palau 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.
Revenues in tourism
In 1998, tourism revenues amounted to 58.00 million USD, or about 49.44 percent of the gross national product. This corresponded to about 64,000 tourists at that time and roughly 906 USD per person. Within 19 years, the country's dependence on tourism has decreased slightly. In the last year of the survey, the revenue now amounts to 123.00 million USD, accounting for 42.99 percent of the gross national product. Each visitor now spends an average of 1,000 USD for his holiday in Palau.
All data for Palau in detail
All data correspond to the information of the World Tourism Organization.