Burkina Faso: The revenue generated by tourist arrivals is estimated at 43 billion CFA francs per year.

Burkina Faso has a modest share of tourism compared to many other African countries. The development of nature-based tourism has been identified by the government as a source of revenue for the management of conservation areas in Burkina Faso. The implementation of sustainable tourism will benefit local communities as well as local authorities.

Statistics indicate that the number of tourist arrivals and accommodation establishments in 2007 placed the country as the fifth most visited destinations in West Africa and the 19th most visited in Africa. The revenue generated by tourist arrivals is estimated at 43 billion CFA francs per year, representing an
increase of 30.3% over 2006. The sector's contribution to the Gross Domestic Product is estimated at 4.2%. The development of nature-based tourism has been identified by the government as a source of revenue for the management of conservation areas in Burkina Faso such as forests. The Regional Agency
for Support and Consulting on Tourism and Development is supporting the implementation of sustainable tourism through activities that benefit village communities as well as local authorities, and other actions to enable customers to have access to better information about the sustainable products available, including from eco-labels.

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