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Welcome: President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka meets Danny Faure at State House
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Photo: Courtesy of Seychelles News AgencyThe special bond between Seychelles and Sri Lanka has been recalled during a visit by President Maithripala Sirisena.Mr Sirisena was on a three-day state visit... more...
Working together: Danny Faure and President Xi Jinping             Photo: Courtesy of SNA
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Tourism boost as more people visit Seychelles

25th February 2016

Record year: Visitor figures were up in 2015
Record year: Visitor figures were up in 2015

More people are visiting the Seychelles, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.

In January, 18,760 visitors arrived, an increase of 8 per cent compared to January 2015. The figure is a remarkable 22 per cent above the average for the same month in the last five years.

The news is encouraging for the tourism industry as 2015 saw a record 278,853 visitors, up 19 per cent on 2014.

The highest percentage of visitors in January this year – 61 per cent was from Europe, 13 per cent from Africa, 22 per cent from Asia and 4 per cent from America.

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