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Seychelles: More than 16,500 tourist arrival in January 2014

According to the national bureau of statistics of Seychelles, the average length of tourism stay in the archipelago in January 2014, accounted for almost 11 days, is an increase of 5% compared to the same calendar period in 2013.
The national bureau of statistics of the Seychelles also recalls that 16.521 holidaymakers visited the archipelago in January 2014, including notably 2.317 Russian tourists (32% vs. January 2013).
Followed in the top French tourists dislodged from their first place, with nevertheless 2,216 travellers from France.
Visitors from China occupied in January 2014 the third position with 2.086 tourists registered at the beginning of the year, an increase of 65% compared with tourist arrivals from January 2013.
The German, Italian and South African markets are also growing in the archipelago.
The Minister of tourism and Culture of the Seychelles, Alain Saint-Ange, congratulated all involved in the Tourist Office of the archipelago for the results achieved in the beginning of 2014 and said that Seychelles Tourism advances on solid bases.
As a reminder, 230.272 tourists visited Seychelles in 2013, an increase of 11% over the previous year.

Laurent Chinaud

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