International Tourism (Number of Arrivals) in Nigeria

Number of international tourist arrivals reached 1.89 mil in 2016 in Nigeria, according to Eurostat. This is 50.5 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, number of international tourist arrivals in Nigeria reached an all time high of 1.89 mil in 2016 and an all time low of 0.486 mil in 2012. When compared to Nigeria's main peers, number of international tourist arrivals in Benin amounted to 0.267 mil, 0.994 mil in Cameroon, 0.098 mil in Chad and 0.152 mil in Niger in 2016.

Nigeria has been ranked 88th within the group of 158 countries we follow in terms of number of international tourist arrivals, 6 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

The number of international 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.


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