Russia is the leader of tourist flow to the Seychelles
According to the National Bureau of Statistics of the Seychelles, foreigners made 23 315 visits to this island in January 2023, which is 8,1% more than in January 2022.
Citizens of Russia are in the first place in terms of the number of arrivals.. They visited the Seychelles 3 688 times. Compared to the pre-crisis January 2022, the number of trips of Russians to the Seychelles in January 2023 decreased by a third, or rather, by 34,4% (in January 2022 there were 5 625).
Russia in terms of the number of tourist visits in January 2023 is followed by Germany (2 515 arrivals, +31% compared to January 2022) and France (2 171, -1,8%). The 4-th and 5-th places are taken by Great Britain (1 025 visits, +25%) and Italy (932, +78%).
Before the pandemic, Russia was on the 5-th line in the TOP-10 source markets of the Seychelles. At the beginning of 2023, the country is still the leader in arrivals to the Seychelles. At the same time, 13% of the visits of Russian citizens to the Seychelles are repeated, the Russians are in the second place in terms of return after the Germans (they have 17% of repeated visits).
According to the leading players on the Seychelles destination, despite the objectively strong competition of Thailand with all the island destinations of the Indian Ocean, the demand for the Seychelles is still good.
“Sales of tours to the Seychelles are now very active. From February to April, the occupancy of hotels on the Seychelles Islands is high and the problem of a certain shortage of rooms remains. Nowadays, tours are well booked not only for the summer months, but also for the autumn of 2023,” says Marina Makarkova, head of public relations of the tour operator Coral Travel.
The most demanded package tours to the Seychelles are offers with a direct Aeroflot flight from Moscow.