Tourism Statistics compiled and published relate to:

  1. visitor arrivals by country of residence
  2. visitor arrivals by purpose of visit
  3. average length of stay of the visitors, and
  4. hotel statistics (bed and room occupancy of licensed accommodation establishments)

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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.

Visitor Arrivals 2000-2017

Visitor Arrivals by Region and the top 10 markets for 2016 can be downloaded here


Visitor Arrivals-Main Markets in 2016