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Russian tourists helped to restore the economy of the Seychelles after the pandemic
Seychelles in January-August 2022 was visited by 19 thousand tourists from Russia. In 2021 the tourist flow amounted to more than 30 thousand people.
Tour operators predict growth of demand for the Seychelles
Aeroflot has started selling tickets to the Seychelles on the Moscow-Mahe route. Direct transportation to the Seychelles will increase the number of bookings by at least 20-30%.
Russia plans to resume direct flights to the Seychelles in October
Aeroflot's schedule for the winter of 2022-2023 now includes flights from Moscow to the Seychelles. The start of the flight program is scheduled from October 2, the frequency is 2 times a week.
Tour operators note an increase in demand for tours to the Seychelles
Despite the fact that there are no direct flights to the Seychelles, the depreciation of the dollar against the ruble and the emergence of affordable options for flights with Arab airlines led to an increase in sales to the Seychelles.
Seychelles lost more than half of Russian tourists
Totally, only 1 953 Russians flew to the Seychelles in March, which is 55% less than in February. As a result, in March, Russia dropped from the first to the 5th line in the list of the main source markets for the Seychelles.
Russian tourist flow to the Seychelles increased in 2021
In 2021, Russia became No. 1 among source markets for the Seychelles (for the first time in the history of tourism in this country). According to the results of 2021, the Russians made 31 392 tourist visits to the Seychelles.
In 2021, tourist flow from Russia to Seychelles has broken a historical record
From January 1 to September 30, 19 644 Russian tourists arrived in the Seychelles, while for the same time in 2019 – 8 431. Thus, the increase of Russian tourist traffic is 133% compared to the pre-covid period.
Russians massively departure to the expensive resorts
In 2021, Russian tourists massively fell in love with resorts for the rich, the demand for vacations in the Maldives and Seychelles has grown significantly.
Aeroflot expands its presence in the Seychelles
Aeroflot returns to the islands after 17 years of absence. The airline has announced a new non-stop frequency from its Moscow hub to the Seychelles islands, beginning May 1, 2021.
Aeroflot will fly to the Seychelles from April 2
Aeroflot Airlines will operate regular flights to the Seychelles (Mahe Island) from April 2, 2021.
Seychelles Ministry of Health clarifies entry rules for Russian tourists
The Ministry of Health of the Seychelles has published on its website updated rules for the entry of foreign citizens into the Republic.
Russia will increase the number of flights abroad
From November 16, the number of flights from Moscow to Dubai and the Maldives may be increased to 7 per week, to Cuba - up to 4 flights.
9,16% more Russian tourists visited Seychelles
According to the results of 2019, against a year earlier, 9,16% more Russians came the Seychelles, which has the status of an exclusive, expensive and elite destination on the Russian market.
Tour operators: demand for New Year's exotic is 15 times higher than for tours in the low season
The desire to spend the New Year on exotic islands is increasing among Russians despite on the economic situation. A lot of hotels offer accommodation for New Year dates on favorable conditions.
Russian tourist flow to the exotic islands of the Indian Ocean grew by 14.6%
In the first quarter of 2019 the Russian tourist flow to the exotic island destinations of the Indian Ocean continued to grow. In total, for the first quarter of 2019 73,764 tourists from the Russian Federation visited the exotic island destinations of the Indian Ocean - the Seychelles, Maldives, Mauritius and Sri Lanka, which is 14.57% more than a year earlier.
The Seychelles - prospective for the season of 2019
According to the results of 2018, the flow of tourists to Seychelles from Russia fell by 13.8%. The dynamics of the beginning of this year are also negative. Nevertheless, tour operators believe that in 2019 the country will stabilize demand for Seychelles in the organized segment.
Why Seychelles lose Russian tourists
Seychelles Tourism Authority (STB) released statistics on tourist arrivals for the first half of 2018. The figures for the Russian tourist flow show a serious decline (- 17%). According to Seychelles National Bureau of Statistics, Seychelles hosted 167,381 foreign tourists from January 1 till June 24, which is 2% more than in the same period in 2017 (164,866 tourists).
Russian tourists keep traveling to Seychelles without visas
Press release on the entry into force of an agreement waiving visa requirements for short-term trips by citizens of Russia and the Seychelles Republic was published on the web site of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday. The agreement between the Russian government and the government of the Republic of Seychelles waiving visa requirements for short-term trips by citizens of both countries, which was signed in Victoria, Seychelles, on September 2, 2015, will enter into effect on December 14.