The article deals with Benin's place in the African touristic space. Reflection is centered on the potential at the country’s disposal to deal with African and West African competition. The demonstration is based on the use of statistical data from 1972 to 2000 and the opinion of foreign tourists visiting the country. The results and analyzes show modest tourist inflow and revenues: some delay related to certain factors which include the weak economy and the very low standards of living of the population. Nevertheless, when considered in its specific French context, it is experiencing a relative increase even if that increase is threatened by sociopolitical changes.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN