Malawi: Tourist arrivals

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 Malawi

Tourist arrivals

 Latest value 871
 Year 2018
 Measure thousand tourists
 Data availability 1995 - 2018
 Average 557
 Min - Max 192 - 871
 Source World Tourism Organization
For that indicator, we provide data for Malawi from 1995 to 2018. The average value for Malawi during that period was 557 thousand tourists with a minimum of 192 thousand tourists in 1995 and a maximum of 871 thousand tourists in 2018. The latest value from 2018 is 871 thousand tourists. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 172 countries is 12735 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
Malawi - Tourist arrivals - recent values

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Malawi - Tourist arrivals - historical chart - 1995-2018




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 871 2018 thousand tourists
 International tourism revenue 35 2020 million USD
 International tourism revenue, percent of GDP 0.29 2020 percent
 Percent of world tourist arrivals 0.04 2018 percent
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