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Seychelles Tourism Minister, Didier Dogley expresses Satisfaction at Seychelles Tourism industry performance for 2019

During his opening address at the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) Marketing Review on Tuesday January 14, 2019 at Eden Blue, Didier Dogley, Minister for Tourism Civil Aviation Ports and marine expresses satisfaction over the constant and gradual increase in numbers of visitors and receipt over the past 5 years Minister Dogley stated that the latest figures released by Central Bank ...

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Customer Care training for Bicycle Operators on La Digue

Bicycle operators of La Digue benefitted from a one day training organised by the Road Transport Commission in collaboration with the La Digue District Administration and the Member of the National Assembly on 5th December 2019 at the Zerof Restaurant. The aim of the training was to provide guidance to bicycle operators following past concerns raised regarding the service provided ...

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Fourth Training for Small Tourism Establishments’ Owners and Managers for 2019

The fourth and final training for Small Tourism Establishments’ Owners and Managers for the year 2019 was held from 2nd – 6th December 2019 at the ICCS. 30 participants, which include owners, managers and employees of the tourism accommodation sector attended the training with the aim of acquiring or refreshing their knowledge and skills.   Speaking at the certificate presentation ...

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Seychelles participated in the 110th Session of the UNWTO Executive Council

Seychelles participated in the 110th Session of the UNWTO Executive Council The 110th Session of the UNWTO Executive Council met in Baku, Azerbaijan from 16th -18th June 2019. More than 40 Member States joined by representatives from the public and private sectors attended the meeting. Seychelles was represented by Minister Didier Dogley, Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine ...

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Tourism stakeholders presented with Destination 2023

Following the consultative process to review and update the Tourism Master Plan 2012-2020 in May 2018, it was seen necessary that a concrete action plan to guide the Tourism sector be developed. Last Friday, at the STC Conference Room, the Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Mr. Didier Dogley presented the draft of the Destination 2023, a tourism ...

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Beach and Sea Safety guide now available for Seychelles Visitors

She also pointed out the new features of the booklet including indications of warning signs, additional information on marine fauna. “In view of the sudden increase of visitor’s arrivals there is a pressing need for our department to find a way to inform our visitors about safety for their own good. The booklet is a user-friendly publication, which has been ...

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Boat Charter Policy Private Stakeholder Consultative Meeting

A consultative meeting with private sector stakeholders to discuss the revision of the tourism Boat Charter Policy was held on the 5th April 2019 at the International Conference Centre of Seychelles (ICCS). The Meeting was chaired by the Principal Secretary for Tourism Mrs. Anne Lafortune and in attendance was the Director for Policy, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Mrs. Bernice Senaratne, ...

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Seychelles’ intensified presence makes successful impact during 2019 edition of Internationale Tourismus-Börse, Berlin

Announced by the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) Headquarters in February 2019, Seychelles’ delegation pull the spotlight on the destination at the 53rd edition of Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin (ITB) travel trade fair during a five-days event in the German Capital. A strong group comprising of 42 representatives from 21 companies and institutions were on site at the Seychelles’ 180-square-meter stand in ...

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Mission to develop the Tourism Satellite Account kick start in the Seychelles

Following an assessment of the national tourism statistical system of the Seychelles conducted in 2017 by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) where a number of gaps were identified, the Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine entered into an agreement with the UNWTO for strengthening the system of tourism statistics and subsequently developing a Tourism Satellite Account ...

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Seychelles represented at FITUR the International Tourism Trade fair in Madrid

Destination Seychelles kicked off the year on a good note in Spain, as it makes its presence count at the International Tourism Fair organised by IFEMA, FITUR, held in the Spanish capital, Madrid from January 23, 2019 to January 27. Representing and showcasing the country was the Seychelles Tourism Board’s (STB) Regional Director for Europe, Ms. Bernadette Willemin, and Marketing ...

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