Monthly tourist visit in La Reunion 2016

 During the year 2016, the number of tourists coming to La Réunion Island was the highest in the winter months. In December 2016, there were more than 54 thousand visitors visiting the island located in the Indian ocean. Throughout the last quarter of the same year, the number of overnight stays reached 345.6 thousand.

La Réunion: a beloved touristic destination

   Among this high numbers of touristic visits, they were 80 percent coming from metropolitan France to Réunion Island, while just about six percent were persons from non-European countries. La Réunion is an overseas department and region of France. It is a volcanic island that is deemed to be very attractive for mountain hikes and the tropical environment.  

Touristic market in La Réunion

  The island being a popular destination, there are in total more than 840 beds available for accommodation. Most of these are in mountain lodges and furnished rest houses, allowing the reception of hikers. The budget consecrated to a holiday in La Réunion generally amounted to more than 1,000 euros in total, of which about 660 euros for the accommodation, according to a survey from 2016. 

Number of tourists coming to Reunion Island in 2016, by month

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Release date

February 2017



Survey time period

January to December 2016

Number of respondents

26,145 respondents

Special properties

passengers departing from both Reunion airports

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

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