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Hotels rooms of abandoned hotels and stalled projects to be reallocated, says Seychelles’ Tourism Minister

The Tourism Ministry will be reallocating some 800 rooms belonging to old, abandoned hotels in Seychelles but currently counted as part of the existing hotel room quota. Another 1,300 rooms could also become available for reallocation should developers of eight already approved projects decide not to go ahead with the hotel developments. The eight projects are among 18 hotel developments ...

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The Seychelles authorities and Air France discuss coordinated approach ahead of the French carrier’s return to the island nation

The Seychelles authorities have started discussions with Air France following the French carrier’s announcement that it will be operating thrice-weekly flights to Seychelles as from next year. Air France will start flying to the Indian Ocean archipelago on May 5, 2018, using its new sister airline ‘Joon.’ The first meeting headed by Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Ambassador ...

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Tourism Department unveils new website and presents Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label certificates to mark Tourism Week

The Tourism Department has launched its official website allowing the general public and trade partners to have easier access to information on the department’s role, as well as the different services it offers. The Tourism Department falls within the Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine. It’s new website —www.tourism.gov.sc – provides details of the different sections within the department, ...

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Seychelles attends 3rd International Islands Tourism Conference in China

The Principal Secretary for Tourism, Anne Lafortune, led the Seychelles delegation to the 3rd International Islands Tourism Conference, in Zhoushan, in China’s Zhejiang Province. The conference was held from September 21 to 23, 2017 The second secretary at the Seychelles embassy in Beijing, Alex Henderson, Seychelles Tourism Board’s marketing executive, Mavreen Pouponneau, and Seychelles Tourism Board’s senior marketing based in ...

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Message on the occasion of World Tourism Day 2017

We must all ensure and take ownership of sustainable tourism As Tourism Day comes around once again, it gives us the opportunity to reflect on this industry that has become not only the economic mainstay of our nation but also the backbone of the global economy. It is in this global context that we must continue to celebrate our tourism, ...

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Seychelles and China renew agreement on cooperation in the tourism sector

Ambassador Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, the Seychelles’ Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine and Dr. Li Jinzao, the Chairman of the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on tourism cooperation. The MoU was signed on Monday 11th September 2017, in the margins of the 22nd General Assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organization ...

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Seychelles increases its visibility in Chengdu, in China’s southwestern Sichuan province

Seychelles has gained added visibility in Chengdu — the capital of the southwestern Sichuan province, which is among the top sources of outbound tourism from China. The Seychelles Minister for Tourism Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Ambassador Maurice Loustau-Lalanne gave a press conference and several media interviews in Chengdu last week. This was following the signing a Memorandum of Understanding ...

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Seychelles exposed to best practices in Tourism Satellite Account Development at International Conference on Tourism Statistics

The Principal Secretary for Tourism Mrs. Anne Lafortune led the Seychelles delegation to the 6th International Conference on Tourism Statistics held in Manila, Philippines at the end of June. The conference organized by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), was themed ‘Measuring Sustainable Tourism’, in line with the UN’s declaration of the year 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable ...

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Creole Travel Services introduces the ‘Zephir’ offering a unique view of the Seychelles underwater world

Seychelles as a destination has much to offer visitors thanks to its natural environment, turquoise coloured-waters and pristine beaches. For those interested in the marine life, the Indian Ocean archipelago can also be described as a storehouse for marine biodiversity. While taking a plunge into the deep ocean is the way to way for a close encounter with amazing sea ...

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Tourism Minister inspects ongoing projects by the SNPA to improve visitors’ experience on Curieuse

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine, Mr. Maurice Loustau-Lalanne recently visited Curieuse to have an appreciation of work being done by the Seychelles National Parks Authority (SNPA) to improve facilities on the island, which is also a marine national park. SNPA is actively working to improve facilities at the various marine and terrestrial national parks, to have ...

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