Lesotho: Tourist arrivals

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 Lesotho

Tourist arrivals

 Latest value 1142
 Year 2019
 Measure thousand tourists
 Data availability 1995 - 2019
 Average 521
 Min - Max 209 - 1196
 Source World Tourism Organization
For that indicator, we provide data for Lesotho from 1995 to 2019. The average value for Lesotho during that period was 521 thousand tourists with a minimum of 209 thousand tourists in 1995 and a maximum of 1196 thousand tourists in 2016. The latest value from 2019 is 1142 thousand tourists. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 165 countries is 13511 thousand tourists. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Lesotho - Tourist arrivals - recent values

Historical chart
Lesotho - Tourist arrivals - historical chart - 1995-2019




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.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Tourist arrivals 1,142 2019 thousand tourists
 International tourism revenue 23 1999 million USD
 International tourism revenue, percent of GDP 2.53 1999 percent
 Percent of world tourist arrivals 0.05 2019 percent
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