Thoughts of the Seychelles generally invoke visions of that perfect instagram moment, perpetual summer, sun, sea and sand. 2017 saw more than 350,000 tourists make their way to our small island state. However statistics shows that for the same period, the average spending per tourist had decreased compared to previous years. The trick now is how to get the tourist to spend more.
For decades, the beauty of Seychelles has been the driving force behind what attracts tourists to our shores. However, the Seychelles beaches are not the only jewels in our crown. With an abundance of unique landscapes, seascape and perfect year-round climate, there are plenty of reasons to invest in adventure tourism in Seychelles. If we combine visitors and locals, we are looking at a market size of just under half a million people annually.
Why not entice tourists with Kayaking and other water sports; Sport fishing, Catch and Release and Scuba Diving. The mountains have always offered perfect backdrops for those all-important ‘selfies’. We have yet to tap into the wealth of investment opportunities offered by our mountainous terrains; guided tours, mountain biking, hiking shops, hiking apps, treetop walks, zip-lining, rock climbing, sky diving and bungee jumping!
Adventure tourism is not a new concept but it has been slow in reaching the idyllic shores of this country. According to United Nation World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO), Adventure Tourism is one of the fastest growing segment within the tourism sector and revenue from adventure tourism is expected to triple in the next five years. The same report also states that the average adventure tourist spends more money than your average tourist.
Huge benefits awaits in Adventure Tourism. Our environment is perfect for such ventures. What are you waiting for? Invest in Seychelles. Invest in Adventure Tourism.