Togo welcomed, in 2017, 566,764 tourists who generated 44.7 billion F CFA of hotel receipts, against 425 669 tourists with 37.987 billion of receipts in 2016, according to a message from the Minister supervising, Gabriel Ihou, published at the occasion of the World Tourism Day.
Over the same period, « Togo has achieved a good performance of more than 46% in terms of growth in business tourism and congresses, making it the second largest destination in the world for this type of tourism, » says Minister which quotes the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). For him, this is the fruit of the organization of the major conferences to be « to the credit of the Head of State and Togolese diplomacy ».
In his message, the Minister also announced the upcoming establishment of a promotional website for the destination Togo. It « will eventually improve substantially the tourist image of our country and boost the flow of tourists to Togo, » he said.
Note that Togo has huge tourism potential, but weakly used. In operation for several years, its road network does not promote the emergence of domestic tourism, and the high cost of air services on Lomé do not encourage potential candidates from outside.