Seychelles set to welcome its 100,000th visitor of the year


The visitor is expected on board the Qatar Airways flight landing at 6.45am.

As tradition since Seychelles first crossed the 100,000th mark in 1990, the Seychelles Tourism Board will mark this achievement with a special welcome for the ‘lucky’ visitor.

The Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St Ange, along with the chief executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Elsia Grandcourt, will personally meet that person and present him or her with a gift pack on arrival at the International Airport.

Seychelles is this year recording its 100,000th visitor ahead of last year, which was on July 16, 2011.

This shows that visitor arrivals are on the increase, and if the upward trend continues, Seychelles will notch another visitor record this year.

Last week’s arrival statistics showed that as of Sunday July 1, 98,963 visitors had arrived in Seychelles, compared to 92,271 for the same period last year.
The figures indicated a healthy 7% growth over last year.

This year’s 100,000th visitor arrival comes at an opportune time just as Seychelles is hosting Routes Africa 2012, which is the biggest aviation event in Africa.

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