April Brings Record Number of Holidaymakers to the Seychelles
April saw a record-breaking number of tourists take Seychelles holidays according to the Seychelles National Bureau's Visitor Statistical Bulletin. The report revealed 20,049 visitors arrived to the Indian Ocean nation of the Seychelles during April 2012, which was a five per cent increase compared to the same month last year.
The number of travellers that visited the Seychelles in April, 2012 reached an all-time monthly high according to the Visitor Statistical Bulletin, which was released by the Seychelles National Bureau.
During April this year, 20,049 tourists took Seychelles holidays; a five per cent increase on the same month in 2011.
The figures are good news for tourism industry leaders, and despite Air Seychelles removing its direct flights between the Seychelles and France and Italy, numbers continue to rise.
Between the months of January and April, 2012, 69,623 travellers visited the Indian Ocean island nation, which is an eight per cent growth compared to the same period last year.
The increase in visitors is said to be have been helped by the marketing efforts of the Seychelles Tourism Board and its trade partners who have been promoting holidays in the Seychelles to new markets across the world.
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“The plan of action to diversify the target markets, and plan to intensify the island’s visibility campaign came out of the annual marketing meetings of the Seychelles Tourism Board,” explained Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister.
“The 2010 Marketing Meeting set the initial plan of action, which was further consolidated and enhanced at the 2011 meeting held alongside the La Reunion Tourism Authority (IRT). Today, we are happy that the foresight of the Tourism Board and their pro-activeness is bringing positive results for Seychelles.”
According to the bulletin, the majority of travellers who go on holidays to the Seychelles come from Europe (74 per cent), and the amount of tourists who originate from Asia increased by 40 percent during April, 2012.
The Seychelles is a beautiful archipelago of 115 islands situated in the Indian Ocean, 900 miles east of Madagascar.
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The island nation is home to an abundance of breathtaking natural landscapes including white sand, palm-fringed beaches; crystal-clear aquamarine ocean waters and lagoons; and lush green forests.
During a Seychelles holiday, visitors can explore the colourful coral reefs and underwater gardens beneath the surface of the ocean through snorkelling and scuba diving adventures; go island-hopping on a boat; trek through thriving nature parks; visit historical sites and monuments; play golf on oceanfront golf courses; and indulge in luxury spas which are a feature of most Seychelles hotels and resorts.
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