Former French colonies Compared by Economy > Tourist arrivals

DEFINITION: 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 7.88 million 2008
2 Tunisia 7.05 million 2008
3 Syria 5.43 million 2008
4 Vietnam 4.25 million 2008
5 Cambodia 2 million 2008
6 Algeria 1.77 million 2008
7 Lebanon 1.33 million 2008
8 Laos 1.29 million 2008
9 Senegal 875,000 2007
10 Mozambique 771,000 2007
11 Madagascar 375,000 2008
12 Haiti 304,000 2008
13 Cote d'Ivoire 301,000 1998
14 Burkina Faso 226,000 2008
15 Gabon 222,000 2003
16 Mali 190,000 2008
17 Benin 186,000 2007
18 Cameroon 185,000 2006
19 Togo 74,000 2008
20 Niger 48,000 2007
21 Guinea 46,000 2006
22 Djibouti 40,000 2007
23 Mauritania 30,000 2000
24 Chad 25,000 2007
25 Central African Republic 14,000 2006


Former French colonies Compared by Economy > Tourist arrivals


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