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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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The Seychelles Tourism Academy and the Shannon College of Hotel Management chart course for future cooperation

The Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) and the Shannon College of Hotel Management (SCHM)- a recognised college of the National University of Ireland (NUI) have discussed the way forward, after 10 years of cooperation. The Principal Secretary for Tourism, Anne Lafortune, led a Seychellois delegation that was invited to Ireland to review the cooperation between the two hospitality training institutions. Mrs ...

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Seychelles Tourism Academy renews decade-old agreement with Constance Training Academy, Shannon College of Hotel Management joins partnership

To mark 10 years of successful collaboration this year, the Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) and Mauritius’ Constance Hospitality Training Centre have renewed their partnership, which started in 2008. The two institutions have signed a renewed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which now includes a third party, the Shannon College of Hotel Management — a recognised college of the National University of Ireland. ...

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Tourism Department produces new leaflet providing useful tips for a safer and memorable hiking experience

The Tourism Department has launched a new leaflet providing tips to hikers, especially tourists, keen to explore Seychelles’ walks and trails. The leaflet has been produced by the Risk Management Section within the Tourism Department, in collaboration with other partners including the Seychelles National Parks Authority and Seychelles police. The Principal Secretary for Tourism, Anne Lafortune and the Director Risk ...

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