• IVORY COAST has earned foreign exchange in form of invisible export from thousands of tourists who visit the country from Europe, Asia and from other continents due to her tourist potentials. Such income has been used to rehabilitate roads, set up health units, etc.

  • The industry has provided employment opportunities to many people of IVORY COAST such as those working in Hotel like Serena, tour and travel agencies, and game guides. This has earned income to workers and thus improved standards of living.
  • It has led to the conservation of wildlife of flora and fauna through gazetting and restricting of areas. this has helped to modify IVORY COAST’s climate by forests and protecting her heritage for future generations.
  • Tourism facilitates the development of important infrastructure such as airfields, health units, lodges for tourist accommodation. These have led to the development of IVORY COAST.
  • It has promoted and reflected the cultural heritage of IVORY COAST i.e. historical sites, museums, cultural sites, all protect IVORY COAST’s image abroad.

  • Tourism has led to the development of the craft industry and agricultural sector by providing markets to the products of such sectors. This means the provision of more jobs and income from craft industry thus improving the living standards of people of IVORY COAST.
  • Tourism has led to the diversification of IVORY COAST’s economy from over-dependence on the agricultural sector. This has resulted in increased foreign exchange used to set up schools and health centers thus IVORY COAST’s development.
  • It has improved on the international relationship between IVORY COAST and the countries like Norway, Germany and Britain, where tourists come from. This has helped IVORY COAST to become politically stable.
  • Training of skilled man power like hotel attendants, game guides, etc.
  • Government revenue through taxing tourist transport companies, tourist hotels, etc.
  • Growth of urban centers