World Tourism Statistics 1995-2023

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.
  • World tourism statistics for 2019 was 1,863,068,555,520.54, a 1.81% increase from 2018.
  • World tourism statistics for 2018 was 1,829,956,003,842.39, a 8.85% increase from 2017.
  • World tourism statistics for 2017 was 1,681,211,087,096.03, a 9.09% increase from 2016.
  • World tourism statistics for 2016 was 1,541,142,563,377.13, a 1.61% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Spending ($)
World 1,863,068,555,520.54
OECD members 997,063,700,763.72
European Union 432,150,008,319.40
Euro Area 355,218,744,907.19
North America 305,557,753,783.12
Latin America & Caribbean 104,584,816,431.26
South Asia 41,884,000,000.00
Sub-Saharan Africa 34,919,262,972.84
World Tourism Statistics - Historical Data
Year Spending ($) % of Exports
2019 1,863,068,555,520.54 7.44
2018 1,829,956,003,842.39 7.09
2017 1,681,211,087,096.03 7.18
2016 1,541,142,563,377.13 7.27
2015 1,516,754,650,633.11 7.05
2014 1,563,278,460,419.11 6.42
2013 1,481,874,622,805.72 6.18
2012 1,375,444,457,151.16 5.89
2011 1,307,820,554,832.45 5.80
2010 1,166,383,975,988.92 6.09
2009 1,052,491,143,559.51 6.54
2008 1,153,392,933,037.40 5.76
2007 1,040,252,065,963.59 6.01
2006 896,936,799,785.34 6.08
2005 829,031,044,550.56 6.51
2004 767,670,139,801.41 6.41
2003 646,313,998,612.59 6.54
2002 595,908,753,484.19 7.02
2001 578,659,604,540.27 7.11
2000 596,264,818,678.01 7.16
1999 583,237,468,517.25 7.77
1998 565,195,602,239.07 7.78
1997 560,356,449,156.79 7.88
1996 555,404,725,193.48 8.07
1995 522,216,016,390.66 8.68