Strong Market Demand

The opportunity to invest into Sierra Leone’s growing tourism sector

Sierra Leone has become a top tourism destination in West Africa.

At the heart of Africa´s West Coast by the Atlantic Ocean, lies an incredible area of beaches, rainforest, mountains and wildlife.

Sierra Leone offers sun, beach, jungle, mountain, adventure, ecotourism, and business, which provides a growing opportunity to establish your tourism project and take part in one of the country's biggest economic drivers.

23% of increase in international arrivals 2015-2019

71,000 international arrivals in 2019 with 23% growth since 2015. Business1 growing by 18% and leisure tourism by 9%

600+ hotel rooms in Freetown 2015 estimate

International interest to open new hotels in Sierra Leone is growing. Currently, the country earns $591 per tourist.

$39 million of travel and tourism exports 2018

Travel & Tourism receipts account for 
5.4% of Sierra Leone’s total exports

5% of travel & tourism as % of GDP 2019

USD ~170mn of tourism & travel value added (5% of total) in 2019

56k+ of jobs created by tourism sector 2019

Travel & Tourism is one of the key sectors that generate employment

Source: World Travel & Tourism Council, World Bank, World Tourism Organization, Horwath HTL, Knoema, World Data
Note: 1. Business tourism segment, 2. For conversion the following values were used – 1 USD = 10328.444 Sierra Leonean Leone

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