Travel in
Togo

Country Report

Executive Summary

Sep 2014
Investment in airport infrastructure boosts air arrivals

Following the investment of US$150 million in the modernisation and expansion of Lomé-Tokoin International Airport, the number of air arrivals in Togo increased dramatically in 2013. It is anticipated that the airport will now be able to receive up to four times more passengers each year. Having recognised the potential for growth in Togo’s travel and tourism industry and in light of the upgrade of the airport, airlines are now likely to offer more services into Togo. Recently, ASKY Airlines introduced a new Lomé-Bissau route and announced new plans to connect Togo with destinations in Europe.

Ecotourism: a key growth sector in travel and tourism

While there are some deficiencies in terms of the country’s inadequate road infrastructure and the lack of high quality accommodation, Togo is a treasure trove of ecological diversity and offers huge biodiversity in its protected natural habitats. These natural wonders attract visitors from far and wide and the country’s larger cities represent ideal gateways for those wishing to visit its natural delights. The wildlife, diversity of landscape, stunning beaches and pleasant climate are all favourable for travel and tourism. Large numbers of visitors to Togo now seek to experience the country’s nature first-hand, enjoy extreme sports and seek out new adventures. In addition, the Togo Tourism & Development Foundation helps local communities to develop new strategies to attract more tourists, offering interaction with nature, adventure sports and the chance to explore.

New hotels set to boost premium travel accommodation

In light of Togo’s economic recovery and the increasing numbers of arrivals, there are concerns over the potential shortage of high-quality travel accommodation in the country. Due to the high growth potential and the reduced competition in the country, Groupe Onomo and the Grupo Prefaco intend to maintain investment projects within the country. These new hotels aim to provide superior quality services to meet demand, which has recently been a very positive factor boosting demand for travel and tourism in Togo.

Natural resources attract business travellers

Togo is a country which is rich in natural resources, including oil and phosphate. This offers potentially lucrative investment opportunities to international companies from more developed nations. Business travellers who are drawn to Togo by its oil reserves also have the opportunity to explore previously unknown resources. Because of this, ENI recently announced its interest in increasing investment in Togo.

Perceived security issues discourage some tourists from visiting Togo

The lack of security remains a major threat to the development of travel and tourism in Togo. Despite overall positive advances in this area in recent years, high levels of unemployment and the country’s poorly equipped police force mean that criminality is rife in major cities such as Lomé. Foreign tourists are generally advised not to leave main cities, although if they remain within the cities, they lose the opportunity to experience the outstanding natural and cultural diversity which Togo has to offer. Such issues relating to personal security unfortunately place limits on the potential growth of Togo’s travel and tourism industry.

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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 Togo

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Investment in airport infrastructure boosts air arrivals
Ecotourism: a key growth sector in travel and tourism
New hotels set to boost premium travel accommodation
Natural resources attract business travellers
Perceived security issues discourage some tourists from visiting Togo

BALANCE OF PAYMENTS

Table 1 Balance of Tourism Payments: Value 2008-2013

SWOT

Summary 1 Togo: 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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Trends
Prospects
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

Headline points
Trends
Prospects
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

Headline points
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

Headline points
Trends
Prospects
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

Headline points
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