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Located one thousand miles east of the African coast in the western Indian Ocean at the crossroad of Asia and Africa, the Seychelles are definitely one of the world’s most beautiful tropical islands destination in the world. The archipelago consists of 115 islands with a total land area of 444 sq. km, spread over 1.3 million square kilometers of the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar. About half of the islands are granitic in origin, with narrow coastal strips and central ranges of hills rising to 900 m. The other half are coral atolls, many uninhabited.
This page is about many aspects of the island state. Here you will find comprehensive information about Seychelles in its diversity: geography, economy, science, people, culture, environment, government and history.
You will have access to newspapers from Seychelles and you will find extensive travel and tourism information for Seychelles.
Tourism Statistics compiled and published relate to:
- visitor arrivals by country of residence
- visitor arrivals by purpose of visit
- average length of stay of the visitors, and
- hotel statistics (bed and room occupancy of licensed accommodation establishments)
Visitor arrivals statistics and the purpose of visit are obtained from immigration disembarkation cards completed by all incoming passengers at the airport and seaport. The information captured on these cards are analysed in accordance with World Tourism Organisation (WTO) recommendations.
The average length of stay is compiled from information captured on the immigration embarkation cards of the departing visitors.
Hotel statistics are obtained from information provided monthly by licensed accommodation establishments (hotels, guesthouses and self-catering apartments) on the number of rooms and beds available, and occupied.
In addition to the above data sources, a visitor’s survey is carried out on a quarterly basis at the main point of departure (Seychelles international airport). From this survey other important indicators are derived such as multi-destination holidays, return visits, level of enjoyment, place of stay and islands visited.
Earnings from tourism are obtained quarterly from the Central Bank of Seychelles.
Tourism statistics are published weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually.
You can access historical data series on visitor arrivals by country of residence and purpose of visit by clicking on the icon below.
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