Seychelles - Tourism, travel, and recreation
The prosperity of Seychelles depends on tourism. Visitors can enjoy coral beaches, water sports including scuba diving, water skiing, and windsurfing, and boat or yacht tours of the islands. The archipelago's wildlife is also a popular tourist attraction. There were 130,046 tourist arrivals in 2000, with more than 104,000 from European countries. That year the 2,479 hotel rooms and 5,010 beds were filled to 52% of capacity. Income from tourism was US $112 million in 1999. In 2002, the US Department of State estimated the cost of staying in the Seychelles at $246 per day.