2017 had been good for the Seychelles tourism industry, which had seen a 20% increase in tourism earnings over the previous year, said the Tourism Minister, Maurice Loustau-Lalanne.
“We have, since November, set a new tourism arrival record. The important point is the corresponding tourism earnings, which, up to November 2017, the Central Bank of Seychelles figures indicate an increase of 20%,” said the Minister in an address at the end-of-year marketing meeting of the Seychelles Tourism Board at Kempinski Resort at Baie Lazare.
The National Bureau of Statistics recorded 326 523 visitors entering the country by December 10, representing a 16% increase, compared with the same period last year.
Germany led the market with 48 218 arrivals, a 29% increase over last year. CE of STB, Sherin Francis, described Germany as one of Seychelles’ fastest growing markets.