The tourism recovery in Seychelles remains steady as tourist arrivals intensify. Visitor numbers surpassed full-year 2021 marks during Q2022 182.850. The 27th passenger landed at Seychelles International Airport at Pointe Larue on Wednesday, July 2022, 182.849 topping XNUMX passengers who traveled to the destination last year.
The Marketing Director of Seychelles, Bernadette Willemin, emphasized that given the difficulties that the tourism sector has faced during this period, she is proud of the achievements achieved: “We are delighted to once again celebrate a significant milestone in our journey to recovery of the local tourism industry. Reaching the 2021 numbers in just 7 months is an achievement that would not have been possible without the collaborative effort of the government and the private sector. We aim for new achievements in arrival numbers still in 2022.”
The director added that the tourism team is focused on reinforcing strategies and intensifying the destination’s online presence: “As a destination, we seek to remain diligent and maintain a strong presence in all our markets, through our participation in the various events. commercial and consumer markets that are taking place. However, we are aware that just like the Covid-19 pandemic and, recently, the unrest between Russia and Ukraine, as well as other global situations, the scenario can change rapidly, which in turn can affect the progress we have made. .”
As in previous years, Europe represents 73,83% of all arrivals in the country, with France and Germany being the main markets, which have attracted a total of 24.615 visitors since the beginning of the year. Behind the European market is the Asian market, with the United Arab Emirates, Israel and India in the lead, respectively.
With the further relaxation of COVID-19 measures and the removal of the mandate to wear masks outdoors, Seychelles is returning to pre-pandemic life. It is hoped that, with this favorable advantage, the country can pick up where it left off two years ago.
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