Sub-Saharan Africa Tourism Statistics 1995-2021

International tourism receipts are expenditures by international inbound visitors, including payments to national carriers for international transport. These receipts include any other prepayment made for goods or services received in the destination country. They also may include receipts from same-day visitors, except when these are important enough to justify separate classification. For some countries they do not include receipts for passenger transport items. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa tourism statistics for 2018 was 35,667,096,121.62, a 4.72% increase from 2017.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa tourism statistics for 2017 was 34,058,149,107.47, a 13.23% increase from 2016.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa tourism statistics for 2016 was 30,078,262,910.00, a 1.32% increase from 2015.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa tourism statistics for 2015 was 29,685,314,954.42, a 8.42% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Spending ($)
World 1,649,263,693,177.22
OECD members 1,028,759,000,000.00
European Union 494,299,000,000.00
East Asia & Pacific 417,699,365,505.60
Euro Area 416,234,000,000.00
North America 278,706,000,000.00
Latin America & Caribbean 103,820,493,536.21
South Asia 39,895,000,000.00
Sub-Saharan Africa 35,667,096,121.62
Sub-Saharan Africa Tourism Statistics - Historical Data
Year Spending ($) % of Exports
2018 35,667,096,121.62 8.41
2017 34,058,149,107.47 8.92
2016 30,078,262,910.00 9.01
2015 29,685,314,954.42 8.19
2014 32,415,793,968.06 6.86
2013 31,162,880,081.55 6.43
2012 31,386,605,629.00 6.33
2011 28,869,622,463.21 5.75
2010 26,140,956,567.00 6.33
2009 23,532,054,214.85 7.31
2008 25,454,707,413.52 6.02
2007 25,206,435,912.10 7.28
2006 21,310,304,988.33 7.56
2005 19,025,501,651.16 7.74
2004 16,410,090,685.57 9.04
2003 14,127,556,897.89 9.98
2002 9,977,529,315.04 8.89
2001 9,047,475,639.45 8.26
2000 8,482,649,034.33 7.48
1999 9,448,214,506.12 9.71
1998 9,074,678,186.61 11.03
1997 8,642,857,011.88 9.54
1996 8,139,782,797.60 9.13
1995 7,347,522,918.70 9.09