Togo: Hospitality sector generated XOF48 billion in 2018

Economic governance
Friday, 27 September 2019 12:00
Togo: Hospitality sector generated XOF48 billion in 2018

(Togo First) - In 2018, Togo's hospitality sector generated XOF48 billion and 8,000 direct jobs. This was disclosed by the minister of tourism, Kossivi Egbetonyo. 

In that year 712,000 more tourists arrived in the country, "making Togo, a touristic destination in full rebirth in West Africa," said the minister on the 40th World Tourism Day. Compared to 2017, there were 145,236 more tourists last year, translating to a revenue increase of nearly XOF3.3 billion. 

According to Egbetonyo, this shows that tourism can greatly contribute to the economy. Let's note the country aims at a 7% growth for this sector by 2022.  

Also, over the period reviewed, tourism, across the whole continent faired well, generating $38.5 billion of revenues and receiving 67 million tourists. 

Séna Akoda

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