Seychelles reached 100,000 arrivals for the year on the weekend of September 19, 2021
The Island archipelago is a sought-after holiday destination. Located in the west Indian Ocean, it was one of the first destinations to open up to tourism irrespective of visitors’ vaccination status during the pandemic
Mrs. Bernadette Willemin, Director General for Destination Marketing while speaking to celebrate the milestone said: “Today marks the beginning of an important chapter in the recovery of our tourism industry. Seychelles is on the right path to meet the forecasts made by the Tourism Department in January 2021. Recording over 100,000 visitors this weekend reassures us in the good work all partners are doing to help with the recovery. I applaud the resilience of our industry partners and the other organizations who have contributed to the success of this day”
According to reports, as part of the special welcome to celebrate this important milestone for 2021, disembarking passengers from El Al flight LY055 from Tel Aviv were treated to a taste of the island’s Creole hospitality, as well as receiving a token of appreciation from the country’s Tourism Department.
Meanwhile the Seychelles’ national carrier, Air Seychelles, plans to resume flights to Johannesburg, South Africa as of September 24 after corona virus related restrictions between the two countries were lifted.
The carrier will fly twice-weekly, departing the Seychelles on Fridays and Sundays and returning from Johannesburg on Saturdays and Sunday afternoons