Seychelles

Seychelles sees 16% growth in UK visitors

The Seychelles is attracting a large number of tourists from the UK, according to the data released by the National Bureau of Statistics.

Between January and September 2 this year, 17,286 Brits visited the island nation, a 16% increase compared to the previous year. Britain is the fourth biggest European incoming market for the 115-island archipelago in the Indian ocean, after Germany, France and Italy. 

Records from the Central Bank of Seychelles show that the country’s first semester earnings have increased by 27% compared to the same period last year, a figure that has been attributed to the destination’s ongoing sustainability efforts. One initiative is to work together with hoteliers and business to eliminate the use of plastic by 2020.

Sherin Francis, chief executive of the tourism board, said: “Thanks to the efforts of all parties within the industry, we have been able to achieve amazing growth in tourism earnings. For a small country like Seychelles, where we emphasise conservation, it is important to get more out of each tourist instead of relying on tourism arrivals.”

Seychelles is looking at a steady increase in tourists as British Airways, among other airlines, started direct flights from London this year.

Arrivals to the Seychelles are expected to rise steadily with British Airways launching direct flights from London this year and Air Seychelles increasing the frequency of its services between Seychelles and Johannesburg. Edelweiss Air's planned service to the islands also launches this month.


More News...

UK’s first Aussie Special…

UK’s first Aussie Specialist Ambassador picked for Tourism Australia fam

A travel designer from Austravel has been chosen as the United Kingdom’s first-ever Aussie Specialist Ambassador and will join the fam of a lifetime Down Under next month.

Virgin Atlantic launches …

Virgin Atlantic launches London Heathrow - Tel Aviv service

Virgin Atlantic has announced it will be launching flights between London Heathrow and Tel Aviv, Israel with the first flight taking off on September 25.

Hire your own ‘Insta-Boyf…

Hire your own ‘Insta-Boyfriend’ on this tour of Rome

Travel agents know that Instagram is playing an ever-increasing role in the lives of their clients, especially as an influential factor in choosing where next to travel; so much so,...

International airport inv…

International airport investment vital for meeting increased demand

Airports Council International (ACI) highlighted the importance of investing in new and improved airport infrastructure to accommodate growth in traffic demand and maintain high levels of service expected by passengers.

ABTA report: Outbound tra…

ABTA report: Outbound travel boosts the UK economy

ABTA has released Driving Growth – The economic value of outbound travel, a report on the contribution of the outbound travel sector to the UK economy.

Romantic holidaymakers ta…

Romantic holidaymakers take a bite out of the Big Apple

New York is the number one Valentine’s Day holiday destination for Funway customers.

WTACH to combat overtouri…

WTACH to combat overtourism launches in Australia

The World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage (WTACH) has been formed to protect local cultures, heritage and historical sites that are in peril from overtourism.

Talking up voice search t…

Talking up voice search technology to unprepared travel agents

Almost three quarters (73%) of travel professionals are not yet prepared to take advantage of voice technology, despite research showing that 20% of all Google searches are made via voice,...

P&O Cruises quenches …

P&O Cruises quenches thirst for a range of drinks deals

Guests taking a holiday of five nights or more with P&O Cruises will be able to take advantage of new drinks packages, starting next month on Azura before being rolled...

The grass is greener for …

The grass is greener for Turkish golf holidays

Turkey is cementing its reputation as a leading golf destination, with the PGA National Turkey Antalya Golf Club announcing that its golf holiday bookings for 2019 are up by 15%...

Why Leonardo da Vinci is …

Why Leonardo da Vinci is inspiring more travellers to head to Milan

Italy will be marking the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci in 2019 with a cultural programme that will share his inspirational works with travellers from around...

Oceania Cruises offers Tr…

Oceania Cruises offers Triple Points With OLife Choice Rewards

Oceania Cruises is offering triple points to travel agents with their rewards scheme - OLife Choice Rewards. 

Prev Next

twn Are you sure that you want to switch to desktop version?