Former French colonies Compared by Economy > Tourism > International tourism, number of arrivals

DEFINITION: International tourism, number of arrivals. International inbound tourists (overnight visitors) are the number of tourists who travel to a country other than that in which they have their usual residence, but outside their usual environment, for a period not exceeding 12 months and whose main purpose in visiting is other than an activity remunerated from within the country visited. When data on number of tourists are not available, the number of visitors, which includes tourists, same-day visitors, cruise passengers, and crew members, is shown instead. Sources and collection methods for arrivals differ across countries. In some cases data are from border statistics (police, immigration, and the like) and supplemented by border surveys. In other cases data are from tourism accommodation establishments. For some countries number of arrivals is limited to arrivals by air and for others to arrivals staying in hotels. Some countries include arrivals of nationals residing abroad while others do not. Caution should thus be used in comparing arrivals across countries. The data on inbound tourists refer to the number of arrivals, not to the number of people traveling. Thus a person who makes several trips to a country during a given period is counted each time as a new arrival.


1 Morocco 9.34 million 2011
2 Syria 8.55 million 2010
3 Vietnam 6.01 million 2011
4 Tunisia 4.79 million 2011
5 Cambodia 2.88 million 2011
6 Algeria 2.4 million 2011
7 Laos 1.79 million 2011
8 Mozambique 1.72 million 2010
9 Lebanon 1.66 million 2011
10 Senegal 1 million 2011
11 Cameroon 573,000 2010
12 Haiti 349,000 2011
13 Togo 300,000 2011
14 Cote d'Ivoire 270,000 2011
15 Gabon 269,000 2005
16 Burkina Faso 238,000 2011
17 Madagascar 225,000 2011
18 Benin 209,000 2011
19 Mali 160,000 2011
20 Republic of the Congo 101,000 2010
21 Niger 82,000 2011
22 Chad 71,000 2010
23 Central African Republic 54,000 2010
24 Djibouti 53,000 2008
=25 Guinea 30,000 2007
=25 Mauritania 30,000 2000


Former French colonies Compared by Economy > Tourism > International tourism, number of arrivals


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