Seychelles’ best performing tourism related businesses have been recognised at the 26th Edition of the World Travel Awards (WTA) in Mauritius on June 1, 2019 in a ceremony held at the Sugar Beach- A Sun Resort.
During the same ceremony, the destination was crowned Indian Ocean’s Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination 2019; Mrs. Sherin Francis Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) Chief Executive collected the prize on behalf of the destination.
Minister Didier Dogley, Minister for Tourism Civil Aviation Ports and Marine and Mrs. Anne Lafortune Principal Secretary for Tourism also represented Seychelles at the ceremony; Mr. Ronny Brutus Seychelles Ports Authority (SPA) CEO accompanied them.
Speaking about the various companies rewarded WTA; Minister Dogley mentioned his satisfaction that Seychelles is appreciated for its commitment to excellence in service, he further mentioned that he is confident that the service industry in Seychelles will keep on flourishing.
In the Indian Ocean region, Air Seychelles was crowned Leading Airline – Economy Class 2019, while Port Victoria was named Indian Ocean’s Leading Cruise Port 2019 and Constance Hotels & Resorts topped as Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel Brand 2019 in their respective categories.
Prizes on a national level were as follows; Le Château de Feuilles was rewarded as Seychelles’ Leading Boutique Hotel 2019 and Hertz made it for Seychelles’ Leading Car Rental Company 2019.
Eden Bleu Hotel, Constance Ephelia, The H Resort, Beau Vallon Beach were named Seychelles’ Leading Conference Hotel 2019,Seychelles’ Leading Family Resort 2019 and Seychelles’ Leading Green Resort 2019 respectively, while Constance Lémuria Seychelles was acknowledged as Seychelles’ Leading Hotel 2019.
The Three-Bedroom Beach Suite @ Four Seasons Resort Seychelles claimed the title for Seychelles’ Leading Hotel Suite 2019; Seychelles’ Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 2019 category was picked up by Two Bedroom Oceanfront Pool Villa @ Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa
Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island was capped Seychelles’ Leading Luxury Resort 2019 and finally Seychelles’ Leading Resort 2019 rewarded JA Enchanted Island Resort as best performer in its category.
“Once again Seychelles as a destination with world class hotel establishments providing excellent service to their clients has shined. The accolades received by Seychelles through its airline, sea port and also the top hotels clearly confirms that hard work, dedication and an unwavering strive towards excellence is what is required to sustain and grow our tourism industry. I congratulate all the awardees,” said Minister Dogley.
World Travel Award celebrates its 26th anniversary year in 2019. Its annual programme is renowned as the most prestigious and comprehensive in the global industry. In 2019, World Travel Awards Grand Tour features regional gala ceremonies in North America & the Caribbean (Jamaica), Middle East (Abu Dhabi, UAE), Africa & the Indian Ocean (Mauritius), Europe (Madeira, Portugal), Latin America (La Paz, Bolivia), and Asia & Oceania (Phu Quoc, Vietnam). Regional winners then compete head to head in in the corresponding world categories. The winners will be announced on the night of the World Travel Awards Grand Final in Muscat, Oman in November 2019.