Tourism on the Solomon Islands

the Solomon Islands recorded a total of 27,900 tourists in 2018, ranking 196th 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 Solomon Islands, the result is much more comparable picture: With 0.042 tourists per resident, the Solomon Islands ranked 168th in the world. In Melanesia, it ranked 4th.

The Solomon Islands generated around 92.00 million US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 6.5 percent of its the gross domestic product.



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On average, each of the tourists arriving in 2018 spent about 2,946 US Dollars.

Development of the tourism sector on the Solomon Islands from 1995 to 2018

The following chart shows the number of tourist arrivals registered on the Solomon 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.

Tourists per year on the Solomon Islands

Revenues in tourism

In 1995, tourism revenues amounted to 17.10 million USD, or about 3.3 percent of the gross national product. This corresponded to about 11,800 tourists at that time and roughly 1,449 USD per person. Within 23 years, the country's dependence on tourism has increased drastically. In the last year of the survey, the revenue now amounts to 92.00 million USD, accounting for 6.6 percent of the gross national product. Each visitor now spends an average of 3,297 USD for his holiday on the Solomon Islands.

Tourism receipts on the Solomon Islands per year

All data for the Solomon Islands in detail

YearNumber of touristsReceipts% of GNPReceipts per tourist
199511,80017.10 m $3.3 %1,449 $
199610,30016.00 m $2.8 %1,553 $
199713,8009.70 m $1.7 %703 $
199815,8007.10 m $1.5 %449 $
20005,2004.00 m $0.92 %769 $
20036,6001.60 m $0.48 %242 $
20045,6003.52 m $0.94 %629 $
20059,4006.40 m $1.5 %681 $
200611,50030.90 m $6.8 %2,687 $
200713,70033.10 m $6.4 %2,416 $
200816,30031.20 m $5.1 %1,914 $
200918,30039.30 m $6.6 %2,148 $
201020,50050.80 m $7.5 %2,478 $
201122,90065.90 m $7.1 %2,878 $
201223,90065.40 m $6.1 %2,736 $
201324,40070.50 m $6.2 %2,889 $
201420,10064.80 m $5.5 %3,224 $
201521,60060.00 m $5.2 %2,778 $
201623,20071.00 m $5.8 %3,060 $
201725,70079.00 m $6.0 %3,074 $
201827,90092.00 m $6.6 %3,297 $


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

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