Nigeria experienced a significant downturn in visitor arrivals in 2020, marking the lowest point in 25 years

The number of non-resident visitors to Nigeria fell sharply in 2020 to the lowest level in 25 years. This sudden downturn was a contrast to the years between 1995 and 2010 when Nigeria's tourism sector experienced an amazing upswing.
Nigeria saw a record high of 6.1 million non-resident visitors in 2010, highlighting the country's increasing appeal as a travel destination. A remarkable spike in arrivals of 5.24 million in 2007 made the year stand out.
The global pandemic in 2020, however, caused a significant decline, with just 1.21 million visitors — the lowest number since 1996.
Source:
World Tourism Organization
Period:
1995 - 2021
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