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The Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine will be commemorating International Tourism during the week of 15th – 22nd September 2018 under the theme, “We are Tourism”.  A committee has been set up, chaired by Minister Dogley, to engage both public and private sectors to come up with activities and events that can be done during this week ...

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Eco labels awarded to Avani Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa and The H Resort Vallon Beach Seychelles

The Tourism Department has awarded the Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label (SSTL) to another two hotel establishments. Representatives of Avani Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa and The H Resort Vallon Beach, received their SSTL certificates from the hands of the Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Didier Dogley. This was during a short ceremony held at the ministry’s headquarters, ...

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Tourism Minister conducts first hotel visit on Praslin

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Didier Dogley, visited 8 hotels on Praslin. This was his first hotel visit on the island since he took over the tourism portfolio in April. Minister Dogley was accompanied by the Principal Secretary for Tourism, Anne Lafortune. The delegation visited a variety of hotel establishments from those having as little as ...

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Seychelles has fared well for the first half of 2018, says STB Chief Executive at annual mid-year marketing

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) hosted its 2018 mid-year marketing meeting on Monday June 25, at the Eden Bleu Hotel. The meeting brought together the local tourism trade partners and STB’s overseas representatives and local staff. The STB Chief Executive, Sherin Francis, provided an update of the tourism industry’s performance for the first half of 2018, including the trend in ...

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Another group of prospective tour guides complete basic course in tour guiding

A group of 35 individuals from Mahe, Praslin and La Digue, venturing into the tour guiding business, have completed a three-day basic tour guiding course. They received their certificates from the hands of the Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine, Didier Dogley, in a ceremony held on Friday June 22, 2018. The training provided to prospective tour guides ...

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Seychelles represented at the 61st UNWTO Regional Commission meeting for Africa

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Didier Dogley, led the Seychelles delegation to the 61st UNWTO Regional Commission meeting for Africa and ‘Tourism Statistics: A Catalyst For Development’ Seminar. This was held in Abuja, Nigeria, from June 4 to 6, 2018. Minister Dogley was accompanied by the Tourism Department’s Principal Secretary, Anne Lafortune, the Director for Policy, ...

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Seychelles’ Tourism stakeholders meet to finalize review of Tourism Master Plan

Tourism stakeholders involved in the consultative process to review and update the Tourism Master Plan 2012-2020 met in a validation workshop at Eden Bleu last week. The aim of the workshop was to discuss, validate findings and recommendations, as well as to receive feedbacks, before the finalization of the draft document. This follows a number of meetings that have been ...

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The Seychelles Regatta sailing competition is in full swing

The fourth edition of the Seychelles Regatta sailing competition entered its third day on Wednesday, with nine boats vying to be declared the champions at the end of the race on Saturday. For the third leg on Wednesday, the nine boats sailed from Praslin Island going around Curieuse in a change of itinerary, as Cousine was originally featured on today’s ...

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Seychelles intensifies preparations to become the first African host of the FINA Marathon Swim World Series

Elite swimmers wishing to take part in the FINA/Hosa Marathon Swim World Series to be held in Seychelles on May 20, 2018, have already started to register. Preparations are well underway with only 32 days remaining before elite swimmers from across the globe converge to the Beau Vallon Beach next month. The FINA/Hosa Marathon Swim World Series is an annually ...

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