Vibrant Tourism Outlook


The travel and tourism industry of Botswana contributed 12.5% of the country’s GDP before the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. It has since recovered rapidly, bouncing back to 8% and 7.7% of Botswana’s total jobs in 2021. The sector is a major source of foreign currencies with 515 million US dollars flowing in last year (26% of total exports). The future looks bright as the country is diversifying its inbound tourism markets from its traditional Southern African base to European countries.