Travel in
Gabon

Country Report

Executive Summary

Oct 2014
International airlines bring new dynamism to travel and tourism

Two prestigious international airlines brought new vitality to travel and tourism with the introduction of increased flight schedules. This resulted in improved performance for the Gabonese travel and tourism market. Most notably, in 2013, Turkish Airlines, which offers flights to a wide range of countries across the world, added the 97th country to its network by offering flights to Libreville, the capital of Gabon, and its largest city. Flights were available every three days between the Turkish capital of Istanbul and Libreville. Air France followed the same strategy by providing daily flights between Libreville and Charles de Gaulle, Paris.

Ecotourism: the new trend in Gabon

Located on the west coast of central Africa, Gabon may not be known for being home to the best road infrastructure and accommodation in the world, although undoubtedly it is home to a huge range of attractions that draw people from across the globe. With its huge range of environmental bio-diversity, tourists travel from far and wide to experience the country’s remarkable wildlife, landscape and scenery, stunning beaches, dynamic cities and favourable weather. These factors and many more boosted tourism in Gabon, allowing visitors to interact with nature, and practise extreme sports and adventure.

Gabonese government to invest over US$85 million in tourist development

The National Infrastructure Master Plan 2011 to 2016 is worth over US$11 billion and comprises of 21 major projects. Its aim is to develop a new infrastructure to support the socio-economic growth of Gabon. This includes new roads, railways, ports and other transport infrastructure. Under the Gabonese Master Plan, over US$85 million will be channelled into the development of tourism, and the exciting shift in dynamics created by this public initiative continued to improve the performance of the Gabonese travel and tourism market.

Raw materials attract business travellers

Gabon is home to an exceptionally diverse and accessible range of natural resources, including petroleum, iron, diamond, gold, timber and uranium. With such diversity comes considerable opportunity for investment from across the world, including the exploration of these natural resources. The vast, un-tapped potential of Gabon and its natural resources contributed massively to the number of new visitors to the country, offering lucrative investment opportunities available to savvy international businesses.

Crime: problematic in some areas

While a positive performance was observed in Gabonese travel and tourism, security and the threat of crime remained a major threat to its continuing development. Even in major cities, such as Libreville, the police force was stretched and under-equipped. Tourists were advised to remain in cities, rather than venture out alone, meaning that many were restricted in terms of their travel experience, potentially missing out on exploring the wider countryside, its scenery and culture. This issue limited the potential growth of tourism in Gabon.

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  • Car Rental

  • Health and Wellness Tourism

  • Tourism Flows Domestic

  • Tourism Flows Inbound

  • Tourism Flows Outbound

  • Tourist Attractions

  • Transportation

  • Travel Accommodation

  • Travel Retail

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Travel and Tourism in Gabon

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

International airlines bring new dynamism to travel and tourism
Ecotourism: the new trend in Gabon
Gabonese government to invest over US$85 million in tourist development
Raw materials attract business travellers
Crime: problematic in some areas

BALANCE OF PAYMENTS

Table 1 Balance of Tourism Payments: Value 2008-2013

SWOT

Summary 1 Gabon: SWOT

MARKET DATA

Table 2 Domestic Tourism by Purpose of Visit and Mode of Transport: Number of Trips 2008-2013
Table 3 Domestic Tourist Expenditure: Value and Growth 2008-2013
Table 4 Forecast Domestic Tourism by Purpose of Visit and Mode of Transport: Number of Trips 2013-2018
Table 5 Forecast Domestic Tourist Expenditure: Value and Growth 2013-2018
Table 6 Departures by Destination: Number of Trips 2008-2013
Table 7 Departures by Mode of Transport: Number of Trips 2008-2013
Table 8 Departures by Purpose of Visit: Number of Trips 2008-2013
Table 9 Outgoing Tourist Expenditure: Value and Growth 2008-2013
Table 10 Forecast Departures by Destination: Number of Trips 2013-2018
Table 11 Forecast Departures by Mode of Transport: Number of Trips 2013-2018
Table 12 Forecast Departures by Purpose of Visit: Number of Trips 2013-2018
Table 13 Forecast Outgoing Tourist Expenditure: Value and Growth 2013-2018
Table 14 Health and Wellness Tourism Sales: Value 2008-2013
Table 15 Forecast Health and Wellness Tourism Sales: Value 2013-2018
Table 16 Tourist Attractions Sales: Value 2008-2013
Table 17 Tourist Attractions Online Sales: Internet Transaction Value 2008-2013
Table 18 Forecast Tourist Attractions Sales: Value 2013-2018
Table 19 Forecast Tourist Attractions Online Sales: Internet Transaction Value 2013-2018

SOURCES

Summary 2 Research Sources

CAR RENTAL

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Category Data
Table 20 Car Rental Sales: Value 2008-2013
Table 21 Car Rental Online Sales: Internet Transaction Value 2008-2013
Table 22 Forecast Car Rental Sales: Value 2013-2018
Table 23 Forecast Car Rental Online Sales: Internet Transaction Value 2013-2018

TOURISM FLOWS: INBOUND

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Category Data
Table 24 Arrivals by Country of Origin: Number of Trips 2008-2013
Table 25 Arrivals by Mode of Transport: Number of Trips 2008-2013
Table 26 Arrivals by Purpose of Visit: Number of Trips 2008-2013
Table 27 Incoming Tourist Receipts: Value and Growth 2008-2013
Table 28 Forecast Arrivals by Country of Origin: Number of Trips 2013-2018
Table 29 Forecast Arrivals by Mode of Transport: Number of Trips 2013-2018
Table 30 Forecast Arrivals by Purpose of Visit: Number of Trips 2013-2018
Table 31 Forecast Incoming Tourist Receipts: Value and Growth 2013-2018
Table 32 International Arrivals by City 2008-2013

TRANSPORTATION

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Trends
Prospects
Category Data
Table 33 Transportation Sales by Category: Value 2008-2013
Table 34 Transportation Online Sales: Internet Transaction Value 2008-2013
Table 35 Forecast Transportation Sales by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 36 Forecast Transportation Online Sales: Internet Transaction Value 2013-2018

TRAVEL ACCOMMODATION

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Category Data
Table 37 Travel Accommodation Sales by Category: Value 2008-2013
Table 38 Travel Accommodation Online Sales: Internet Transaction Value 2008-2013
Table 39 Travel Accommodation Outlets by Category: Units 2008-2013
Table 40 Forecast Travel Accommodation Sales by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 41 Forecast Travel Accommodation Online Sales: Internet Transaction Value 2013-2018
Table 42 Forecast Travel Accommodation Outlets by Category: Units 2013-2018

TRAVEL RETAIL

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Trends
Prospects
Category Data
Table 43 Travel Retail Sales: Value 2008-2013
Table 44 Travel Retail Online Sales: Internet Transaction Value 2008-2013
Table 45 Forecast Travel Retail Sales: Value 2013-2018
Table 46 Forecast Travel Retail Online Sales: Internet Transaction Value 2013-2018